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A Generally Good Start To The St Pete Weekend

Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rental Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing says that the team had a generally good start to the St Pete weekend on Friday.

Following the opening 45-minute practice session, Rahal found himself in fifth place following a time of 01:01.3683s and speaking following the action he said:

Practice 1 was generally good. We were P5 and fairly competitive to get going here with Jack in P7. We are generally good but still have some weaknesses in the car that we need to work through. But I would say for day one we are pretty pleased with the performance and the competitiveness. We’ll put our head down, try to improve a little in the morning, get the car a little more neutral, and ready to qualify and then go from there. We’re feeling good so far.

Jack Harvey ended the day in seventh place overall in his first practice session as a Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver and speaking after setting a time of 01:01.4903s he said:

It was a pretty good day, really. I think we had a little bit more pace than what we showed which is textbook driver answer for P1, right? But I think the thing I was happy with, we had so much positivity coming into this weekend and just to get the ball rolling on a positive is really the big takeaway. There’s not much time to get used to everybody, for teams to get used to me, for me to get used to them and everything has been so easy and seamless. We’ve got pace to go and show just by putting the lap together a bit better. Pretty happy with the 45 HyVee Honda right now, so just going to keep chipping away, I think we ended some 7th or something but we want to do better than that

Christian Lungaard was 25th fastest with a time of 01:02.5246s and speaking following the action he said:

St. Pete was a fun experience, I think there’s still a little bit of improvements to be made. It was a short session in the end, just an install, get out there and get running. I had an extra set of tires at the end but we got blocked on basically all the laps, so didn’t really manage to get a lap time in at the end. It’s tricky, but we will crack on and understand where to gain some time.

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My name is Ben Johnston and I am a freelance journalist who also owns and operates the IndyCar accredited website - I am currently seeking employment in the Journalism and media sector.

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