Mcdonald's Driver Wilson Fourth Overall For Day 1 Of The Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg After Setting The Fastest Time In The Morning Session; Hole In The Wall Camps Driver Rahal 14TH Overall For The Day And Fifth Fastest In The ...
Mcdonald's Driver Wilson Fourth Overall For Day 1 Of The Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg After Setting The Fastest Time In The Morning Session; Hole In The Wall Camps Driver Rahal 14TH Overall For The Day And Fifth Fastest In The Morning
Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The McDonald' s car was quick off the trailer so I am quite pleased with how it's gone. The guys have worked pretty hard for the last five weeks now and this is the first chance we have really had to start on a street course and so far so good. We've got a few ideas of what we need to do for qualifying and have done some things that have helped. We tried some things in the last session that gave us an indication of what direction we want to go in but we just never got a real lap in during the last session. I think everyone probably has the same complaint where they got held up and the yellow flags interrupted their fast laps. I think we are in reasonable shape. You never like to get too carried away but so far I feel like the McDonald's car is quick and now its time
Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "This morning we were pretty strong and I still think we are okay. It was just tough to get a clear lap out there and there were so many yellows because so many people were going off. It was impossible to get a clear lap and I was getting stuck behind some drivers. Unfortunately the second session just didn't go as well. The car was still pretty good. The car is close to where it needs to be. Obviously there is still some work to be done but I find no reason we can't be running in the top-five like we were. It was just tough to get a clear lap. For the guys up at the front of pit lane and those that are quickest, it's easier because they are first out of the pits. That's a prime spot and one we were lucky enough to get pretty often last year. They get some clear laps right out of the pits after the many cautions. It's certainly tough from the other end of pit lane. We have learned a lot today and the car was pretty good right out of the box and we were quick. It brought some smiles to the guys faces and it would be good to do it again tomorrow. It would be ideal if we could have a day like today, which was awesome but if it rains, I'm fine with that."