Arrow McLaren SP’s Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.86 Mission Foods Chevrolet says the team are not quite where they need to be heading into qualifying for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Speaking after setting the 16th fastest time of the day he said:

“We are a little bit off from where we need to be. We made a couple adjustments and it got better. In the end, we went out again and I felt comfortable and happy with the No. 86 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. It was well balanced, and the speed was much better. I’m happy with the car and it has good speed. Let’s see what happens when we go out 16th tomorrow!”

Felix Rosenqvist in the No.7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was 21st and speaking following the action he said:

“Fast Friday is done. I would say it was a continuation of a lot of work, changes, and taking it back to the drawing board. At the end, we actually managed to get a pretty good feeling in the car. I think all three of us were not happy in the beginning, but together we found a good setup with the Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolets. We will go out in 21st tomorrow and hopefully get into the Fast Nine.”

Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet ended the session in 20th and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“We are ready for qualifying tomorrow. I’m happy with the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, as we ended today with pretty high track temperatures. 20th in the qualifying draw makes it interesting so let’s see what happens tomorrow but I can go to sleep in peace tonight.”

Arrow McLaren SP Team President Taylor Kiel commented saying:

“Fast Friday, what a day this is. We got the high boost and got the chance to see what our cars can do. We are on two islands right now. We have Pato in a happy place and running well. The other two are struggling a bit. We’ve kind of crept up on the other teams and I think we certainly feel better about the performance now. We will keep chipping away at it overnight and see if we can get Felix and Juan Pablo closer to Pato. But right now, there’s a lot of fast Honda’s up front. We have speed in our Chevys, and we will look to take advantage of it tomorrow.”


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