Jack Hawksworth completed only fourteen laps of the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the opening day of practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Monday.
The AJ Foyt Racing driver finished the day thirty-second in the speed charts, his best lap topping 213mph, but does not have an idea where they are in terms of ability yet after concentrating on engine work at the speedway.
Hawksworth was happy to get above the 200mph mark in his limited running, and is looking to find out the #41 car’s speed when he gets out on track when practice resumes on Tuesday, weather permitting.
“Today we were trying to work in the engine,” said Hawksworth. “We didn’t get many laps in so we don’t have a clear vision of where we are.
“The car was a little pushy so we made a few wing adjustments. It was nice to go over 200 mph again on an oval like this.
“We’ll see where we are tomorrow with more laps under our belt.”
Hawksworth’s team-mates Takuma Sato and Alex Tagliani also took to the track on Monday, with the Japanese driver finishing twentieth and the Canadian thirtieth. Sato completed twenty-four laps, but Tagliani only thirteen.