Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet will start tomorrow’s Hitachi IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen from fifth place having set a fastest time of 01:22.9158s.
The Brazilian who goes into the race in third place in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standing with two races remaining this season told Paddock Eye that consistency from last season has helped him this year as the team have just clicked.
I have been around for a long time. We got on a roll and got some good results. Last year I thought we had a pretty good season but the double points race is what really hurts you. Crashing at Indy last year, right away finishing 33rd, it hurt me quiet a bit and I never recovered.
I would say that we are just clicking more, me and Scott, we are working better than ever together.
When asked about the performance of the car, Kanaan said over it is good and that throughout the weekend he has been two or three tenths of a second behind Dixon. When they split the tire strategy between the reds and the blacks, the Brazilian knew that qualifying was going to be tough.
Kanaan said he was happy with the car and that it felt good on blacks but he feels the race is going to be tough and physical so team will see how it plays out.