Toronto, ON (July 13, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing rookie Santino Ferrucci was hopeful heading into Saturday’s qualifying session at the Honda Indy Toronto after a strong morning practice session. However, the driver of the #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda had to settle for a 17th place on the starting grid for tomorrow’s Canadian round on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule.
Ferrucci, who finished the morning practice fourth quickest, looked good early on in his Round 1 Group 1 qualifying session. The rookie jumped to the top of the time charts on his second lap of the 10-minute session. However, while he went on to improve his fastest time around the 1.786-mile, 11-turn track to a lap of 59.9761 seconds, he would end up ninth in his group when all was said and done.
“The #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing car was really good today. But I wasn’t on top of my game,” shared Ferrucci. “I made too many mistakes in qualifying and missed a little bit of the windows with the tires. It wasn’t a good qualifying session for us, it’s a nice track but it’s a tough one. We’ll try and make up for it tomorrow. It’s a massive strategy race, so we’ll see how it goes.”
The Honda Indy Toronto is scheduled to go green on Sunday, July 14 at 3:42pm. The 11th round of the season will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 3:00pm.