Hunter-Reay Rules Sao Paulo Time Trials
Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport E.J. Viso qualified second, by far his best qualifying position so far in 2013.
“I’m definitely feeling much better after today’s qualifying. To be starting on this track on the front row is great,” Viso said. “I’m very grateful for the great car that team gave me today. It was good enough for the front row, and I have a lot of faith in them that tomorrow we are going to have a good car in the race that is going to stay and keep that pace. Congratulations to my teammate Ryan – he did a great job and I’m very happy for him to get the pole position.”
Dario Franchitti qualified third. The rest of the Firestone Fast Six were Tony Kanaan, James Hinchcliffe and Scott Dixon.
Power, who has struggled so far this year, continued his slow start by qualifying 22nd. It is the first time he has ever qualified outside of the first three rows in Sao Paulo.
“Tough break today to not be able to qualify the way we wanted, its especially bad because the Verizon car had been so quick all day,” Power said. “We felt pretty good going into the qualifying and unfortunately didn’t have time to run the lap we wanted after doing a lap on the blacks (Firestone Tires). Now we turn the focus to doing the best we can tomorrow and getting the most out of the points.”