Toronto: Newman/Haas Racing Friday report

QUICK TRIM DRIVER RAHAL 15TH FASTEST IN PRACTICE FOR THE HONDA INDY TORONTO; FORMULA DREAM/PANASONIC DRIVER MUTOH 17TH AFTER CONTACT Graham Rahal, No. 02 Quick Trim Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It's nice to be back in and Indy car. It was a bit of...

QUICK TRIM DRIVER RAHAL 15TH FASTEST IN PRACTICE FOR THE HONDA INDY TORONTO; FORMULA DREAM/PANASONIC DRIVER MUTOH 17TH AFTER CONTACT

Graham Rahal, No. 02 Quick Trim Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It's nice to be back in and Indy car. It was a bit of a struggle this afternoon. We can't seem to figure out what it is the car wants and I'm a little bit lost to be honest. I don't really know too much of what we're looking for. But this is similar to our Friday here last year and we qualified third so hopefully it will play out that way again this year. But it is nice to be back in the car. Every time I get back in car it feels so good, especially here in Toronto, a place I really do enjoy. I'm looking forward to tomorrow; I think we have a lot to gain. I'm hoping to put the Quick Trim car up front in qualifying."

Hideki Mutoh, No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The track is very slippery, which is the same as last year. I think we made good progress today. Each session, I went fastest and I understand the reason why I went faster which helps us know the direction to continue in. Now I have a teammate in Graham and fresh data to compare to which is helpful. Our position doesn't look too good but I think we have potential. Today is only the first day and I have one more practice session before qualifying so I think we will be ready. I lost the back end of the car in Turn 1 and couldn't stop before hitting the wall. I'm sorry to create extra work for the guys."

-source: nhr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Graham Rahal , Hideki Mutoh