Team Penske's Simon Pagenaud is impressed with the track layout for the upcoming Grand Prix of Boston.
Simon Pagenaud had his first encounter with the track layout for the upcoming Grand Prix of Boston powered by LogMeIn and declared himself impressed.
The inaugural Grand Prix of Boston, scheduled for the streets of the city's Seaport District along the South Boston Waterfront on Sept. 2-4, is IndyCar's first venture into Beantown and the penultimate event on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series calendar.
Racing will take place on a 2.25-mile temporary street course around the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The circuit, which Pagenaud drove in a passenger car Jan. 16, includes a tunnel under a portion of the convention center, which has Pagenaud particularly excited.
"The underground aspect is very unique," said the Team Penske-Chevrolet driver. "I mainly look forward to hearing the sound of the car as I drive under it.
"The layout is very fun and the track itself is in a fast-growing area with a great dynamic. I should be able to get good speed because the wide track, fast corners and smooth roads after all of the work [is completed] will most likely make this track one of the fastest tracks there is.
"The Verizon IndyCar Series is very excited for the potential that Boston brings as a whole," he added. "It is exciting to be able to reach out to another population in a great area and hopefully see its economy change for the better as a result of the race."