Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing led the opening practice session in Detroit and he said that despite a throttle sensor issue he was happy.
Speaking following the action, the Iceman said:
“We had a little bit of an issue with the throttle pedal (sensor) that we caught and managed to swap out. But man, it’s a really tough circuit here in Detroit. You have to be very aggressive and really nail the right calls on using the right tires at the right time. But that is just another reason I love coming here. It’s a huge challenge with two races in as many days and coming right off the Indianapolis 500. We unloaded fast and have a good PNC Bank car and I think we’ll be ready to go and in a good spot for tomorrow to get the weekend started.”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda said he had a tough day.
It’s been a tough day in the No. 10 car in Detroit. We didn’t really start off where we wanted to, and as a result, we were kind of far back in both practice sessions. It seems like we picked up a little bit of speed in the warmup session at the end of the day, and we tried to focus more on the qualifying and the race stuff which we normally do. We’re just working on some things now, so hopefully we can get back up to normal speed tomorrow for qualifying in the NTT DATA car.”