Hawksworth says goodbye to Foyt after tough Sonoma weekend

Jack Hawksworth - Credit: Chris Jones / IndyCar

Jack Hawksworth appeared to say goodbye to AJ Foyt Racing after another disappointing afternoon at Sonoma Raceway as the Briton struggled with the balance of his car throughout the 85-lap race that left him down in eighteenth.

The Briton has endured a miserable season with the team, and was the only full-time entry not to finish inside the top ten all year long, and he finished lapped at Sonoma with a car that was loose all afternoon long and did not keep the life in its tyres long enough for him to be competitive.

“Long, long afternoon,” said Hawksworth. “We really struggled with the car which was really, really loose. Ever since we got to this track, especially with the 41 car, the trend has been that I could do one or two quick laps and then the tyre degradation was big.

“We haven’t had a car that was good on old tyres and that’s what we saw in the race. I couldn’t make the tyres last and I was fighting a loose car the whole race.

“It’s been a very, very tough season. The guys worked hard. Thanks to ABC Supply for their support the past two years and to everybody on the team. All the best for everybody going forward.”