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Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

James Hinchcliffe
No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“I think we did the most with the situation we were in today. Starting where we did [P15], we were going to need some help to get too far forward, and it just didn’t come. There were no yellows [flags] that played into our favor; it was basically a caution-free race after that first one. The Arrow guys did a great job in the pits, the car was really quick, we made some moves on track – I think we might have made up more spots than anybody else. It’s so tough in a race that goes all green like that. Proud of the guys. We had good pace, I think we recovered well from qualifying. We’ll try and carry this momentum into the month of May.”

 
 
Marcus Ericsson
No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“Obviously it didn’t go the way we wanted with the incident at the start. We got caught out there with everyone packing up in the fountain in Turn 3, so it wasn’t ideal, and obviously hitting [teammate] Jack [Harvey]  was very unfortunate. From then on we were one lap down, and we had a drive-through penalty, so it was just a very difficult afternoon from that point. Big thank you to the Arrow guys for always pushing and never giving up.”

 

 
 
Jack Harvey
No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM Honda
“We were lacking some substantial pace as I think we had some pretty significant damage from that [first lap] shunt. I was just trying to get to the end of the race to just try and collect as much data for the team as possible. This weekend has been kind of a struggle for us. But even in a race like I had, I was still pushing as hard as I normally would and there was no difference in mentality. We’ll have a take a look at the data tonight and see where we can improve for the Indy GP.”

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