Toronto, ON (July 11, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing driver Santino Ferrucci will be making his first trip to the Honda Indy Toronto this weekend, when the NTT IndyCar Series heads north of the border to Canada for the 11th round of the 2019 season.
Ferrucci is looking for another top-10 finish to add to his performances so far this season. After scoring four top-10 finishes in the last seven races, for a total of five top-10 finishes this year, he’s looking to bounce back from a 19th place finish at the previous round at Road America a few weeks ago.
So far in his young NTT IndyCar Series career, Ferrucci has a best starting position of 10th (Barber Motorsport Park) and a best finish of fourth (Texas Motor Speedway). His best finish on a street course came at the season opening race in St. Petersburg with a ninth-place.
“This will be my first time racing at the Honda Indy Toronto track. It will be another weekend of learning a new track. All I know about it so far comes from watching videos and speaking with Sebastien (Bourdais) and my engineers,” shared Ferrucci. “That said, I always enjoy racing on a street circuit and I’m very much looking forward to this one. We struggled a bit at our previous race weekend as things didn’t go our way but I’m confident that we can bounce back in Toronto and get back into the Top 10.”
Ferrucci currently sits second in the Rookie of the Year standings, only five points out of first place, and 12th in the overall driver championship.
Ferrucci will get three practice sessions – two on Friday, July 12 and one on Saturday, July 13 – to familiarize himself with the 1.786-mile, 11-turn layout ahead of qualifying which takes place Saturday, July 13 at 2:00pm ET. Qualifying will be broadcast live NBCSN.
The lone Canadian round on the schedule will go green on Sunday, July 14 at 3:42pm and will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 3:00pm.
All practice sessions will be streamed live on the NBC Sports Gold App.