The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama today at Barber Motorsports Park.
|Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Results|
|P1||No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet|
|P2||No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)|
|P3||No. 1 Pagenaud, Chevrolet|
|P7||No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)|
|P12||No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)|
|P15||No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)|
Details of the Day
- With the runner-up finish, Dixon now takes over second in points, -6 to the leader.
- Kimball led his first laps of the season with 11 during the 90-lap race.
Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “What a great race here at Barber. Another second-place finish for the 9 car. I think that's our fifth runner-up here. One of these days we're going to win here. We had a great NTT DATA car and we were right up in the mix for the win at the end. We just didn't have enough there, but all in all a good points day for the team."
Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “We’re moving in the right direction for sure. I think it goes without saying that I want to finish a lot higher than seventh, but I’ll take a top-10 after the way this season has started. We had a pretty clean race and our stops were good, we just couldn’t get up with the lead pack. I have a good track record at Phoenix, so hopefully we can come away with a good result next weekend.”
Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “It was a very up and down day, actually kind of an up and down weekend. We didn’t start the weekend all that great, but then we qualified well. We were pretty quick in the morning warm-up in the wet and in the race we had one of the best race paces, we just lost positions where it really counted on the start and restarts. It’s just frustrating because we have really good speed out there, we just can’t get the luck we need and put it all together.”
Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “Overall we tried an alternate strategy and I don’t know if it gained us many spots, but it was worth the effort for sure. I think without the length of that last yellow, we definitely had the speed in the 83 car to go forward and pass some of those guys who were trying to save fuel. It’s too bad we didn’t have a dry warm-up this morning, because we could’ve validated some of the changes we made overnight. We obviously found a lot of speed compared to qualifying yesterday – I think my fast lap was well within the top 10 today. The pit stops were great – we definitely made up ground there. I’m proud of the guys’ efforts getting through these first few races with me. We have some momentum now heading into the Phoenix and then hopefully that will get even stronger heading into the month of May.”
|Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Results|
|P1||No. 5 Hinchcliffe, Honda|
|P2||No. 18 Bourdais, Honda|
|P3||No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet|
|P4||No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)|
|P14||No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)|
|P15||No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)|
|P21||No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)|
Details of the Day
- Dixon got the jump at the start, took the lead and went on to lead a race-high 32 laps.
- The 83 was in an incident on the first lap of the race that forced the team to retire early.
- The 10 car made contact on the first lap of the race and had to come in for a front wing change.
- In the final stages of the race, the 10 car made contact with the 7 car and cut a tire.
Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “We got a great start in the NTT DATA car and were just cruising along there making good fuel mileage. We came in to pit shortly after and that ended up shuffling things up a bit on strategy. But the car was great and the team worked really hard. It was pretty hard to pass at the end, which is typical for street races as we all know. So fourth was how it played out. We’ve qualified very well the first two races so hopefully we can convert that into a win really soon.”
Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “It was a long day. We went pretty erratic with the set up. We have been struggling as a car team not overall just the No. 8 car, so we went to a different set up and didn’t like it so it was a long afternoon. At that point you just need to be able to race. I think I did alright but I didn’t move forward. It was the first weekend we have had in quite a while now where we haven’t been improving. We will look into what is going on and see if we can get better for the Barber race.”
Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “This was a rough weekend for the No.10 NTT Data Honda. We had some contact on the first lap and had to come in for a new front wing and later in the race we made contact and had a cut left rear that we had to come in and change unexpectedly. We were just never able to get back up with the front runners.”
Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “To say I am frustrated with how today’s race went is an understatement. I thought I was clear of the 12 but I obviously wasn’t. He turned me and put me in the wall pretty heavy. I am really disappointed for the guys – they worked so hard to get the car to a good place for today’s race. The No. 83 Tresiba Honda was fast and I thought we had a lot of potential for a solid result in today’s race.”
|Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Results|
|P1||No. 18 Bourdais, Honda|
|P2||No. 1 Pagenaud, Chevrolet|
|P3||No. 9 GE LED Lighting Honda (Dixon)|
|P12||No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)|
|P16||No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)|
|P18||No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)|
Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “It was a frustrating day today with the Gallagher team. We had a good car and we had good pace all weekend. The Honda program seems to be coming along nicely which is encouraging. I think we just need to go back and really look at our race, how it unfolded and see what we can do better on next time. 16th is not where we want to be especially when we had a car that should have qualified in the Fast 6.”