Jack Hawksworth: “We didn’t get a good start”

1 Mins read

A weekend that started so promisingly for Jack Hawksworth ended up disappointing as the British driver finished the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park down in nineteenth position on Sunday.

Hawksworth had been one of the fastest drivers throughout Friday practice, and although qualifying only fourteenth, he had high hopes heading into the race of a good result only to see things not go his way from the earliest moments of the afternoon.

The AJ Foyt Enterprises driver saw his afternoon compromised early when he was the innocent party of a start line clash between Carlos Munoz and Mikhail Aleshin that dropped him from his starting position to the back of the field, and then struggled for pace towards the end of the race that saw him get hit by Aleshin to cost him valuable time and positions.

“We didn’t get a good start because (Mikhail) Aleshin got hit [by Carlos Munoz] and spun in front of us and I had to go off track to miss him,” said Hawksworth. “They sent all of us to the back.

“On the reds, the car had a lot of understeer. We went to blacks on the third stint, and it was OK and we saved a lot of fuel. We had to go to used blacks on the last stint and it wasn’t very good.

“I got hit by Aleshin at the end (lost four positions) and that was it.”

Related posts

Newgarden Wins St. Pete, Dixon Wins Sixth IndyCar Championship in Wild Race

4 Mins read
Josef Newgarden wins the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but Scott Dixon holds on to win his sixth IndyCar Championship.

Johnson Announces Carvana as Primary IndyCar Sponsor for 2021

2 Mins read
Jimmie Johnson announces Carvana as the primary sponsor for his first campaign in the NTT IndyCar Series

Will Power Shows St. Petersburg Mastery With Another Pole in Controversial Qualifying

2 Mins read
Will Power continues his pole prowess at St. Pete, claiming his ninth on the streets of St. Petersburg.

Leave a Reply