Among hairpin turns, chicanes -- artificial obstacles on straight stretches -- and occasional light-rail tracks, the 2.02-mile road course in downtown Baltimore took its expected share of verbal jabs Friday.
“Baltimore is so bumpy,” racer Justin Wilson said. “You don’t spend much time actually on the concrete surface. You’re usually in the air. It’s bit of a hovercraft.”
The red caution flag waved about halfway through IndyCar’s first practice, which was at 11 a.m., as Wilson’s brother Stefan, went off track at turn five on West Conway Street.
“It doesn’t really take much to lock a wheel and find...