The IZOD IndyCar Series teams and drivers were supposed to have a test from 1000-1200 CDT this morning, but the cold, wet track that the Star Mazda Championship drivers braved earlier this morning, proved too intimidating for them. The track went green as scheduled at 1000, but no one wanted to go out. Absolutely EVERYONE stayed in the pits! As a result, the testing schedule was hastily revised and the Star Mazda teams, which were originally slated to go out from 1300-1400 CDT, went out for a second morning session on a still cool and damp track.
Tristan Vautier picked up where he left off, posting yet another top time, coming close to his time yesterday morning. Sage Karam and Andretti Autosport have definitely found pace and were only four tenths off of Vautier’s fastest time. Sage and the team improved by 2.0 sec over yesterday’s times. Two whole seconds! That’s huge improvement! Scuncio and Horta regained the pace they had yesterday and were back up toward the top. Calderon continued to struggle today, after posting impressive times yesterday. Connor De Phillipi, Nick Andries, and Chris Miller all improved by a little more than half a second over yesterday’s times.
Although, there’s been no official word, I suspect that the impromptu second morning session means that there will be no afternoon session. The final testing session at Barber Motorsports Park should be tomorrow from 0800-0900 CDT. Although after today, we’ll just have to wait and see. Here’s the final times from today’s second session:
|6||11||Connor De Phillippi||1:22.013||1.013||11||1:32.353||4||0.011||Active||89.656||100.960||34:56.513|
|16||48||Pactrick McKenna||No Time||—||—||–.—||—||—||IN PIT||0.000||—||–.—|