Photos: Eric Smith, Race Review Online
When the teams broke for lunch, I took some shots from inside the cockpit. It is a tight fit. The drivers seemed to have difficulty getting in and out of the car. I wonder how taller drivers like Graham Rahal or Alexander Rossi will be able to get in without a challenge. This enhances my concern about a driver getting out after an accident.
Another noticeable thing was the glare from the front wing and suspension arms. The mirrors look to be in a different spot as well.
I went to the turn 2 mounds for a bit. The aeroscreen is noticeable a bit at first, but after a a couple of laps I didn’t even think about it. One thing I noticed this morning, and in turn 2 as well,, is the reverberation off the walls sounds different. It seems a bit muted and deeper.
The cars are supposed to run together at some point today to determine how much dirty air there is and see how well they can pass.
Back after the press conference.