Max Chilton: “Not the way we had hoped the day would go”


Max Chilton took damage early during the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park that compromised his afternoon, meaning the Briton finished twenty-first and last on Sunday.

The former Formula 1 driver lost downforce on his #8 car after contact with another driver at the start of the race, and found himself down on speed compared to his rivals, meaning he was effectively a roadblock in those early laps.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver admitted it was a tough situation for him to be running at the back of the field on Sunday, but kept going despite having little chance of advancing up the order in the closing laps after a second consecutive race weekend without a caution period.

“That’s obviously not the way we had hoped the day would go with the Gallagher car today,” said Chilton. “We had contact at the start of the race, and after the opening laps the car just didn’t have any downforce as a result.

“It was very tough to drive and in that situation you really can’t do anything. We just had to make the best out of a tough situation today.”

  • Race Nut

    I find that that 4th car Ganassi fields never does much in any race.I really don’t know Chilton much but that has been the hallmark of Ganassi you bring the money and I’ll let you on the track.
    He missed on Karam as I think the kid is a real talent as was Rahal under Ganassi.
    Ganassi at this point has Dixon and 3 other drivers he could care less about than the money they bring to the team.
    Just my observation of how Ganassi does business.