Montoya recorded a lap of 1:10.8707 in the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet. The former CART Series champion and Formula One race winner is the only driver in the field to have competed on the IMS road course when it hosted the F1 U.S. Grand Prix.
“The track was pretty hot today, so we had to change the car over a little bit from what we had in the test session last week,” stated Montoya. “Last week was frigid compared to what we have for conditions today. We spent the first session just trying to figure out what we needed because it was almost like starting over. I felt we really gained a lot in the second session. It’s hard to judge where we are because I think other teams used more tires than we did. We haven’t really used any tires today so it doesn’t really show how good we are, but I think we have a really good No. 2 Verizon Chevrolet”