Max Chilton: “I’m learning something new every day”


After completing another trouble free day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Max Chilton insisted he was taking things slowly to ensure no mistakes are made and that he learns what he needs to be able to have a strong Indianapolis 500.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is a Verizon IndyCar Series rookie at the famed 2.5-mile oval, and the former Marussia Formula 1 driver admitted that he is still learning about the style of driving needed to attack the speedway.

Chilton completed 125 laps on Wednesday, setting a best time of 39.9353 – 225.365mph – to sit sixteenth on the time sheets, just behind fellow rookie Alexander Rossi, but ahead of team-mates Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan, both of whom are former Indy 500 winners, who were seventeenth and nineteenth respectively.

“I’m learning something new every day here at the Speedway,” revealed Chilton. “Today was a solid day and I’m just easing my way into this and not rushing or putting myself in a bad position.

“I think the Gallagher team is working well together and we’re working step-by-step toward our plan for qualifying this weekend.”