FORMULA DREAM/PANASONIC DRIVER MUTOH WAS THIRD FAST IN PRACTICE FOR THE INDY 500; CONTINUED TO WORK ON QUALIFYING SETUP
Hideki Mutoh, No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "We worked on qualifying setup all day. We wanted to run more but two separate times we went to the pits it started sprinkling so we came back to the garage. We had good speed for qualifying but balance-wise I struggled. We need to work on a better setup for Pole Day. It was very windy and sometimes the wind wasn't very consistent. It was changing directions and sometimes stronger than others. It was very inconsistent so it was hard to keep the same line, especially after we trimmed the car a little. It was tough to attack consistently for four laps. Weather-wise it was the most difficult day for a qualifying simulation. It looks like qualifying day will be much calmer and warmer. It will be easier to push right away. The Formula Dream/Panasonic team has good speed though."