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INDYCAR Grand Prix – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
NTT IndyCar Series
RACE NOTES/QUOTES – May 11, 2019
CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS PROVIDED AN EXTRA CHALLENGE IN THE INDYCAR GRAND PRIX; RAHAL AND SATO FINISHED NINTH AND 14TH
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Mi-Jack Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “We got lucky a little bit with that strategy, we should have pitted with everyone; we didn’t. That kind of worked out because then everybody had to pit again to go to rain tires. To be honest, it seemed like in the rain I couldn’t get the front tires to work at all. The car was extremely pushy and that’s why I couldn’t hold those guys off (at the end). The left front tire was completely grained. I think we did the best that we could all things considered. Do we want better? Yeah. But it’s kind of what we had today.”
TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 Mi-Jack / Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Obviously it was tough conditions for everyone, but I don’t think we did a great job today. We missed a lot of opportunity, but with that it was so tough to keep it on the track. It’s a shame. It was just a disappointing finish today.”
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