Brit Stone­man makes Indycar test de­but at Watkins Glen

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Bri­ton Dean Stone­man made his Indycar test­ing de­but with the An­dretti Au­tosport team at Watkins Glen last week.

For­mer FIA For­mula 2 cham­pion Stone­man races in Indy Lights with the squad, and was granted the test along­side Lights team­mates Shelby Black­stock and Dal­ton Kel­lett as part of Indycar’s drive to run driv­ers com­ing up through the Road to Indy lad­der.

Stone­man said: “It was a new learning curve for me and I had been re­ally look­ing for­ward to it.

“We started by get­ting a feel­ing for the car with a quick out-lap and an in-lap, so the en­gi­neers look over that data. It was re­ally en­joy­able to drive the car and over the runs we were able to get the car to go quicker and quicker. We made more and more im­prove­ments.

“I was look­ing at Alexan­der [Rossi]’s data com­pared to mine and just see­ing where I could im­prove. There are some high-speed cor­ners that just rely on con­fi­dence from me – know­ing what the car is go­ing to do and the way it be­haves.”

The Indycar sea­son re­sumes at Po­cono on Au­gust 20-21, with the resched­uled Texas race then fol­low­ing be­fore Watkins Glen’s first Indycar event since 2010.

Indy Lights racer Stone­man tested with An­dretti

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