Simeon Pleased With Return To Form At Indy

Despite qualifying down in 24th place, Xavier Simeon was satisfied with his performance at Indianapolis. The Belgian acknowledged the position wasn't ideal but still thinks that a points finish is up for grabs tomorrow.

“The qualifying was not so bad, even though the position could have been a bit better. Yesterday was my first time on this track and it is difficult to learn it with its slippery surface. But lap by lap and session after session I was able to improve my time. The position of the qualifying is far from perfect, but I know we have a good rhythm and I think we can fight for a Top 15 tomorrow.”

The Tech 3 youngster admitted he was low on confidence after a terrible weekend at Brno but was much happier with life on Saturday.

“We were trying to save the tyres a bit as this asphalt does not really help them. I think we found a good set up. At the beginning of the qualifying I was very consistent in my lap times and already one second faster than this morning. I feel so much better than in Brno. I found my confidence back that I lost in Brno and I think we have a very good package for this circuit.”