Andretti Autosport’s Stefan Wilson in the No.25 Lohla Motorsports Honda says that that the team have a really fast race car as the Sheffield-native prepares for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge this weekend.
Wilson will start Sunday’s race from 28th place having set a four-lap qualifying average speed of 229.714MPH and speaking to Paddock Eye on Monday, he said that he has been really happy with his car and that they have been the third-fastest Andretti car over the past two weeks behind Colton Herta and Alexander Rossi and were faster than the Mayor of HinchTown James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter Reay so were obviously disappointed to be the slowest Honda-powered car in qualifying.
Starting the race from the back of the field is going to be a challenge to get to the front of the field but that it is not going to be impossible as long as they have a good strategy and cautions fall their way he believes the team can be in a good position for the race.
Wilson has been extremely impressed with the pace of the No.26 Honda during the month of May but that unfortunately, something was missing when they went to do their qualifying run on Saturday but that he was happy that they didn’t have to come back on Sunday for Bump Day.
Wilson also said that he was surprised to see Team Penske’s Will Power in the last row shootout with the Australian starting the race from 32nd place just ahead of Simona De Silvestro.
Speaking about what might be next, Wilson said that he and his partner Lohla Motorsport are already looking at their options for next year’s Indianapolis 500.