Jack Hawksworth: “It was a long day”

After starting the race with great promise in fourth, the walls fell down on Jack Hawksworth‘s challenge during Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indy, with the British racer ultimately finishing over a minute down on race winner Simon Pagenaud down in twentieth position.

The AJ Foyt Racing driver was happy with where he was in the early stages of the race despite not feeling at ease with his car, but an issue with a pit stop and a broken front wing compromised his afternoon, meaning the potential he had from his qualifying performance was unrealised during the race.

Hawksworth also had to suffer with some issues with his #41 car during the later stints, and was unable to recover the ground lost to end well down on his starting position.

“The first stint wasn’t great but I thought we could hold our own,” said Hawksworth. “When we came in to put on the other reds we were P6 but we did not have a good pit stop. We fell way down in the order.

“We had some issues with the car after that and then the front wing broke and I didn’t hit anything, so that just added to the day we were having. It was a long day.”