Simon Pagenaud made the IndyCar headlines yesterday, not just by topping the timing sheets after the opening day of practice, but also via attaching a camera to his helmet and giving everyone a driver’s-eye view of the Long Beach circuit.
The Frenchmen were the fastest Friday on the streets of Long Beach.
Simon Pagenaud and Sebastien Bourdais were first and second in the final practice before qualifying for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Pagenaud was quickest on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn circuit with a lap of 1 minute, 9.1488 seconds.
Today IndyCar is hosting its annual preseason media day at the Amway Center in Orlando as preparations continue for the 2014 IndyCar Series season which kicks off March 30 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
We will keep you up to date with driver commentary about this exciting event. The following lists approximate times for driver press conferences through out the day:
Between 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. : Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
Between 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya
Read more to see the full list of confirmed drivers…
Simon Pagenaud returns to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the 2014 IndyCar Series season, where he will look to build on last season’s success and be a serious contender for the title in only his third full-time season.
The Frenchmen is coming off a career-best season which saw him score two victories – Detroit 2 and Baltimore – and finish third in the championship standings, 69 points back from winner Scott Dixon.