"The big braking zones," said Scott Dixon when asked where he was looking to make up the most ground in the race from his 18th position grid spot. "It seems to be that turns 1 and 5 are definitely more obvious ... Turn 1 is the biggest because it's at the end of the longest straight and it's the widest."
Next up is turn 5: “It's the next longest straight and a hairpin turn,” Dixon explained. “I got in trouble there. People get brave because it's a big braking zone," he said, adding that turn 13 was also another place to watch out for: "I think that turn 13 in the last corner, because it comes back on itself, if the guy even comes back he'll still have a decent run."
Wilson agreed about the importance of the "very difficult" turn 1 in the race. "You need to be late on the brakes and good on the exit because there is another long straight right after it so that one is tough.
“Turn 5 is so, so tight,” he added. "One of the tightest corners we race on. You have a big brake zone in a really tight corner. Everyone thinks they can out-brake everyone there but when a guy pulls out and starts out-braking and the car ahead is 90 degrees and they T-bone. That is how tight the corner is."
As for Dixon's Ganassi team mate, Dario Franchitti was hoping for a change of luck when it came to his race performance after inheriting pole position following Hunter-Reay's grid penalty.
"It's good that we start in the front row, the Target car is good again this weekend," he said. "It'd be nice to have a decent race because we've had some good qualifying performances but our races .. We've had incidents and all kinds of crazy stuff happening, so it'd be nice to have a day free of incidents and try to have a good result."
Sunday's Edmonton Indy race gets underway at 12:45pm local time (7.45pm BST) and is scheduled to be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports
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