Andretti Autosport Birmingham test notes 2011-03-15

Birmingham Open Test

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, POST-PRACTICE BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

Finished the day in P8 with a best lap time of 1:12.525 "I think we improved the Venom car today - we found a couple positive changes, but others are making bigger jumps than us. This is IndyCar racing and it's competitive so we'll keep reviewing our notes and be as ready as we can for St. Pete in a couple weeks."

MIKE CONWAY, #27 TEAM ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT CAR

Ended the session early due to a single-car incident "I was braking into turns 14 and 15; the rear got very, very loose. I corrected it once, corrected in twice, but the second time the rear just kissed the grass and that was it. With the wet grass, it just went straight off. It's disappointing because we had a lot to get through today. I feel sorry for the guys; it's a shame. But, I think we got through some good stuff here yesterday, so hopefully we'll come back here strong."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #28 TEAM DHL/SUN DROP CAR

Finished the last practice session in P9 with a best lap time of 1:12.775 "We've got some questions we need answered in the data. We're not happy with it yet. We made some gains, but right now the car is just a little too loose. The sweet spot for getting the lap time we want is just a little too small for us right now. We just need to look at some things and we will, and we will come back prepared. I'm just really looking forward to getting to the street circuit in St. Pete."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

Ended the open test in P12 with a best lap time of 1:12.964 "Another good test day for the GoDaddy.com car. We were able to build on the data that we collected from yesterday's sessions and found some more speed today. We still have work to do, but I believe we have a solid starting point. As I said yesterday, any amount of track time we can get is beneficial."

-source: aa

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