Honda Indy Toronto Qualifying- Quick Thoughts


Photo: Kyle McInnes

The Sato/Bourdais scuffle was an interesting way to start the show. I don’t want a steady diet of that type of thing, but it spices up the action when it occurs.

Rosenqvist loves Toronto.

Ed Carpenter Racing  is making progress on their road course program. Both cars in Round 2 and Ed Jones in the Fast Six.

Power seemed frustrated in the interview after Round one.

Great last lap by Jones to lead Group 2.

Six teams advanced to Round 2 and four teams had cars in the Fast Six. An incredibly competitive qualifying.

Rossi seems to be in the same place he was in St. Pete – just okay but not good enough to contend.

I like the strategy by Jones and Rosenqvist in the Fast Six. It almost worked for Rosenqvist.

Pagenaud took a rather roundabout route to the pole. He didn’t lead a round until the Fast Six.

The two drivers who most need wins to stay in the championship fight are starting on the front row.

Overall, it was a wild and competitive qualifying. Teams used lots of different tire strategies. It seemed like several drivers had a shot at the pole.

I wonder how many slides and wall hits we’ll see tomorrow?

Back tomorrow afternoon with Quick Thoughts on the race,.  My full race report will be on Wildfire Sports Monday.