Indianapolis, IN, 2nd April, 2011 - James Winslow showed great pace throughout his debut weekend for Andretti Autosport at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg but, through no fault of his own, a damaged front wing prevented the result his performance deserved.
Winslow arrived in Florida having not yet sat in the car he would be using around the St Petersburg track, but that factor was almost negated as he methodically set about learning the new Andretti Autosport car and team, all whilst readying himself for Sunday's race.
An eventful start to the race saw Winslow suffer front wing damage, and he was forced to pit as a result. which inevitably forced him down the running order.
The young Briton came back fighting, and delivered a number of stunning lap times on his way to a top ten finish.
In the build-up to the weekend, Winslow's mind was set further up the field come the chequered flag, but fate worked against him, and the front wing damage forced his trip down pit road.
The incident only served to further Winslow's desire to show well, and an extremely determined Winslow left the pits after the repairs, and went about setting some very fast sector and lap times as he worked his way to tenth place at the flag.
"I wanted to be a lot higher up! Sometimes you are just in the wrong place at the wrong time," exclaimed Winslow, adding "My race pace was good, the car felt great, and I know we could have been so much higher than we were."
Throughout all of the weekend's sessions Winslow was fast on-track, which itself was no mean feat considering that he was setting very good times in his first weekend in the car, and whilst still adapting the car's setup to suit his own driving style.
"The team were great! Everyone at Andretti Autosport has been amazing, and even though we only had a short time to get the car ready, we all worked very well together to deliver a very fast car," said James.
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James Winslow is one of Britain's most talented racing drivers, having vast experience in many series the world over. James has enjoyed success in many series, having claimed Championship titles in Asian Formula 3, Formula Renault V6 and Australian Formula 3. He has represented Team Great Britain in the A1GP series, in addition to being a well liked and respected driving coach.
About Andretti Autosport
Based in Indianapolis, Andretti Autosport is led by the legendary figure of Mario Andretti. The team has an extremely healthy pedigree, having claimed three IZOD IndyCar Series championship titles, two Firestone Indy Lights titles and two victories in the world-famous Indianapolis 500 during it's history. Andretti Autosport currently fields cars in the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Firestone Indy Lights and the US F2000 championship.
About Firestone Indy Lights
The "Road to Indy", the Firestone Indy Lights, is a direct feeder series to the IZOD IndyCar Series, the pinnacle of of single seater racing based primarily in North America. Following the same race schedule as that of IndyCar, the Indy Lights take in some of the most iconic circuits around North America, as well as a trip to Motegi in Japan. The VERSUS channel will present full season coverage of the Indy Lights series, which will also benefit from extensive coverage the world over via television, radio, print and Internet media.
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