Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda will start today’s Kohler Grand Prix from fifth place on the grid having set a fastest time of 01:43.7121s at the Road America circuit in Wisconsin. Speaking following the session the Canadian said:
Overall, it’s been a good weekend – we’ve still never been out of the top five in every session. Hopefully, me and the Lucas Oil boys can keep chipping away and come up with a slightly better car for the race tomorrow.
James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda had a disappointing qualifying session as he starts the race from 16th place having set a time of 01:43.8591s and speaking following the session the Mayor of HinchTown said:
We’re struggling a little bit with the reds (Firestone alternate tires) – we just didn’t find the gain like everybody else did. I’m not entirely sure, honestly. Obviously, Robbie (Wickens) is doing well, so it’s a bit of a mystery for us. We went more towards his (Wickens’) setup and the balance kind of went out the window for me. It’s weird because we’ve been able to copy and paste setups all year long between the two of us and it just didn’t work here. I feel bad for the Arrow Electronics boys – obviously, the car’s capable of more. We just didn’t get it today.