TCGR - St. Petersburg Qualifying Report
IZOD IndyCar Series Qualifying/Practice for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
 
Qualifying

P1 Will Power (No.12 Chevrolet)
P2 Takuma Sato (No.14 Honda)
P10 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda)
P20 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda)
 
Practice 3
P1 Takuma Sato (No.14 Honda) 1:01.529 sec
P2 Will Power (No.12 Chevrolet) at 1:01.738 sec
P8 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda) at 1:02.049 sec
P13 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 1:02.185 sec
 
NOTES
·         In the practice session, the team dealt with correcting understeer and increasing front grip. Only the primary tires were used. The red alternate tires (softer and faster) were saved for qualifying.
·         The No.10 team advanced to round 2 but fought conditions ranging all the way from understeer to oversteer across the qualifying rounds.
 
TCGR Quoteboard

 
Dario Franchitti:  “We had a slow start to the weekend but we are moving in the right direction.  But it’s frustrating not being up there where we want to be.  We’re struggling with the car a bit and made some small gains today.  I think we’ll be able to improve both cars a bit over night.  I had a car that had too much oversteer in the first session, and we tried something to correct that and it just produced understeer.  We’ll continue to work hard and see what we can come up with for the Target car tomorrow.”
 
Target Chip Ganassi Racing will compete in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Sunday, March 24 (12:00pm ET on NBC Sports Network).
 
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Grand Prix of Baltimore
Streets of downtown Baltimore
Sunday, September 1, 2013
TV:  2:00 p.m. EST on NBCSN