Andretti Autosport Had Mixed Results At Detroit

Andretti Autosport Sheild
Andretti Autosport
RACE REPORT
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
DETROIT GRAND PRIX
RACE 2 REPORT
*unofficial
06.04.17
The second race of the Detroit Grand Prix double-header may be over, but the racing action of the 2017 season is still in full swing. Next up, the quartet of Andretti drivers will battle in the Lone Star State on Saturday for Round 9 of competition at Texas Motor Speedway.
No. 26 ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT HONDA
  • Started 1 // Finished 4
  • Championship: *3 (292 pts)
  • Led a total of 22 laps in Belle Isle’s Race 2 before securing a 15th career top-five finish
“It was a solid result. I think the team did a great job. We did everything we could and made no mistakes but we just didn’t quite have the speed today. I’m proud of getting on the front row in qualifying and we will work hard the rest of the season. I think we kept ourselves in championship contention by finishing P4 and getting points. We need to find out why we lost the speed for the race but we will look at all the data. It was a good day.”
No. 98 ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT / CURB HONDA
  • Started 14 // Finished 7
  • Championship: *7 (246 pts)
“(Qualifying) this morning really hurt because we went out on used tires for the one-lap shootout after the red flag and that was the wrong decision, so we started 14th instead of towards the front. In the race, we had to really make the most of the first stint on blacks and I think we did. We made the reds last a long time as well so I think the car was quite a bit better than yesterday. I think seventh was a decent result considering we started 14th and it’s pretty hard to pass here.”
No. 27 MAGNETI MARELLI HONDA
  • Started 9 // Finished 13
  • Championship: *14 (182 pts)
“We just lost some unnecessary time. The car was not good in dirty air. When we were alone, our pace was good but in dirty air we were just really bad. That’s basically the difference and caused us to switch to a three-stop strategy. We were hoping for more, and will move on to Texas.”
No. 28 DHL HONDA
  • Started 2 // Finished 17
  • Championship: *13 (183 pts)
  • Started the race from the second position and was forced into the pits for a front wing replacement after contact early in the race with the No. 3 car
“We just missed the race setup again today. The DHL car was strong in qualifying and we started on the front row, but in the race the car was all over the place. Then we had contact with Helio that broke our front wing. We lost ground changing it and then from there we just struggled, didn’t get any breaks and spent too much time in pit lane.”

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