Andretti Autosport — St. Pete Practice report

Ryan Hunter-Reay

RYAN HUNTER-REAY
NO. 28 DHL HONDA

"There was some promise in our early speed; the DHL Honda was up at the top of the time charts there for the first couple of runs, but as the session went on we just didn't get the most out of the car. We need to do some changes to react to the balance that we now have. On our new tire runs we had yellow flags in the corner so I had to slow down. I think at best we could have been P9, P8. A lot of the front runners ran three sets of tires instead of the two sets that we ran. Hopefully with our changes we can move forward tomorrow."

On aero kits:

"Racing, first of all, is all about innovation and development and that's what we have with the aero kits. The engine manufacturers have been tasked to put on as much downforce as efficiently as possible, and what you've see is a complete transformation of this Indy car where Chevy has its own look and brand and Honda has its own look and brand and stamp on the car. The performance is up, the speeds — the track records will be broken this year, and they look like you need to wear protective gloves around them, so they look awesome. They look like they should, which is incredibly fast and somewhat scary."

Simona de Silvestro

SIMONA DE SILVESTRO
NO. 25 ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT HONDA

"First session went okay. I think as a team we are not quite where we want to be, but we are going to work really hard. For me, it was good to be back in the car; it felt okay out there, just looking at a few changes and hopefully we'll do another leap forward. It's great to be back here in St. Pete."

Carlos Munoz

CARLOS MUNOZ
NO. 26 ANDRETTITV/CINSAY HONDA

"We're back in St. Petersburg! The second session was rained out, so our day didn't go as planned. We have a bit of work to do. The first session tomorrow is for 45 minutes and then qualifying, so we'll see how it goes. The important thing is qualifying, so now we are thinking and working towards that."

Marco Andretti

MARCO ANDRETTI
NO. 27 SNAPPLE HONDA

"We struggled today with brake issues, so we only had one real run there at the end of the first session. We think we have a direction on where we need to go but a lot of work to do in Practice Three tomorrow, and then on to quals. Looking to move the Snapple car up the charts."

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