Max Papis, ...
Max Papis, #44
Max Papis made contact in Turn 3 during the morning practice session in preparation for today's qualifying session. Max was seen in the IMS Medical Center and upon his release was cleared to drive. The team owners along with Sam Schmidt Motorsports are assessing their options regarding the #44 entry and once a decision has been made on how they will proceed, the team will issue a statement.
Max Papis, Driver
"It was definitely a very unfortunate moment for the Rubicon LifeLock team. We are trying to understand and analyze what happened but the bottom line is we don't have a car to qualify right now. I drove into Turn 3 and right when I was turning in, the car just came around. It was a very, very unusual feeling as I had never had this problem before. It was very, very unexpected. I have a lot of confidence with my guys, they are coming up with a solution and we'll see what happens."