Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Qualifying Report

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg“We had the fastest lap of qualifying and unfortunately it was in the wrong session. It was in Q1, a 1:00:15, super fast. That was on new (Firestone) Reds. In the (Firestone) Fast Six, we had used reds. I think we just beat up our reds too much in the prior sessions – there was no grip in the car in the Fast Six. We are struggling with some balance stuff right now, but hopefully we can sort that out for tomorrow, but it’s going to be tough. It seems like it is either going to be loose or understeer, we can’t find the middle. But we’re starting from fifth – and we can do something from there.”

  • QUALIFYING TIME: 01:01.0784
  • OF NOTE: Led the final two practice sessions and sat second in the first, showing the DHL machine has the speed to beat his best-ever finish of second at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Qualifying for Sunday’s NTT IndyCar Series season opener is in the books with two Andretti drivers earning their way to the Firestone Fast Six.

All 110-laps of street racing can be seen on NBC Sports Network starting at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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