Phoenix Grand Prix Race Report

“I’m disappointed not to finish P2 tonight. I think we had the car to do that. A top five is nice, but we’re looking for podiums and wins. We had some issues in the pits tonight. I made a mistake on the first one – then we pitted a little bit too early, a little bit too late on one of them. But, it was an exciting race at the end and congrats to Josef on the win and to Alexander on the podium. I just wish we would have gone green a little bit sooner there at the end of the race; that would have made the show, I think. I’m not really sure what took so long that time to get back to green, but definitely a shame to not get back at it soon and have more time to get the DHL Honda to the podium it deserved.”

  • STARTED: 8th // FINISHED: 5th
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 5th (62 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: Led five laps with a podium-contending car, earning his second-consecutive top-five finish on his 220th career race start.

With a quick turn around from oval to street course setups, the team heads 370 miles west to the streets of Long Beach, California. Round 3 on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will begin Friday, April 13, with two practice sessions followed by Saturday practice session and qualifying. The 85-lap race goes green Sunday at 4:42 p.m. ET with live coverage beginning on NBC Sports Network.

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