AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet was happy with his performance on the opening day of the Honda Indy Toronto on Friday. The American set the 15th fastest time in the afternoon session, with a 01:01.3930s and in the opening session he set the 19th place. Daly completed 37 laps over the course of the day.
Speaking following the day of action, Daly commented by saying:
Starting the session, the car was really good. There was a large improvement (over Practice 1), which is nice. It was crazy to have the small failure that we had (heim joint on rear suspension), but the track is very bumpy, so those things happen. I’m just glad it wasn’t any worse than it was and that we had the run off in Turn 1. We’re in a really good position for tomorrow, I think the car was a lot better and we still ended up in the top 15 even without running reds (Firestone alternate tires), so that’s good.
Carlos Munoz in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet ended the opening session of the day in 13th place with a fastest time of 01:02.0962s while in the second session before hitting the wall he set the 17th fastest time with a 01:01.4927s.
Speaking following his day in the car, Munoz commented by saying:
Two 45-minute practice sessions go really fast. The car is competitive, for Practice 2 we made some good improvement over Practice 1. It’s a shame we couldn’t try the red (Firestone alternate) tires because we had some electrical issues with the engine but we’ll see what we have tomorrow. It’s really close at Toronto-one tenth can mean a lot of positions. Our engineers will analyze the data and see where can improve even more for tomorrow.