Sebring Test – Busy Morning, Laid Back Afternoon

Photo: Rinus VeeKay

I don’t know how the 2023 Indycar season will turn out, but I can tell you that the cars will look great. I saw 10 cars on track today. Seven had new or improved liveries from last year. The 10th car was a one lap run by Team Penske car 22. Will Power drove the car, which will have more time tomorrow. I believe it is the car that is testing the new recovery system.

It was my first trip to Sebring gin three years. I was so glad to return. I have been inlove with this track since I was in fifth grade.

Teams on track today-

Andretti Autosport– Colton Herta, Romain Grosjean, Devlin DeFrancesco, kyle Kirkwood

Ed Carpenter Racing– Rinus VeeKay, Conor Daly

Juncos Hollinger Racing– Callum Ilott, Augustin Canapino

Chip Ganassi Racing- Marcus Armstrong

Some fans who were there before I arrived said that he 22 and Josef Newgarden were out briefly early. They heard a slight whine from the ERS under braking.

My observations:

Before the lunch break , the track had a continuous stream of cars. In the 90 minutes I watched after lunch, action was more sporadic. The ECR cars of Rinus Veekay and Conor Daly looked to have turned the most laps. Colton Herta and Romain Grosjean looked very quick.

Rookie Augustin Canapino looked very smooth in the set of turns by the hotel.

Rookie Marcus Armstrong did a good job. He was the only Ganassi car running today.

Tomorrow will see more testing of the ERs, and nine more cars. I wish I could return, but other commitments await.

Here are some photos from today. Thanks for following along.

Augustin Canapino
Marcus Armstrong
Devlin DeFrancesco
Conor Daly
Kyle Kirkwood
Colton Herta