Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay had a fantastic start to the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season here in St Petersburg as he finished the Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding in sixth place after starting the race from fourth.
Speaking following the race he commented saying:
“I am pretty happy with the result! We really struggled with the reds, the balance went the exact opposite of what we thought it was going to do. We were a little surprised, but we made the best of the situation and finished P6. I saved a lot of fuel at the end, so that was good for the environment. Good start to the season! It’s good to be back in the Top 10 and back to the pace we had last year. I’m ready for Texas!
Conor Daly came home in 21st place and speaking following the race he said:
We didn’t get the result we wanted, but honestly we had some of our best race pace we’ve had recently. We set the fastest lap of the race, so that’s a huge positive for our program. Strategy didn’t quite go our way today and we also need to qualify better. Overall, we had a lot of positives today that our result doesn’t show.