Although the drivers involved in this week's test session with the new Dallara DW12 at Texas Motor Speedway expressed cautious optimism about the car's potential following modifications for ovals, Tony Kanaan and Justin Wilson told SPEED.com that they are still concerned about the prospect for pack racing at the high-banked speedway.
"After Dan [Wheldon]'s tragedy, IndyCar told us there would be no more pack racing,'' Kanaan, who tested at Texas along with Ryan Briscoe and Alex Tagliani, told SPEED's Robin Miller. "I can tell you after the test that there's going to be pack racing with this aero package unless the downforce is reduced. But we're hoping that IndyCar can make some changes before we go back as a group and test again at Texas.
"Having said that, we don't think boycotting is the right thing to do at this time."
Wilson agreed, but made clear that he felt the subject could come up again if no further changes are made.
"We're disappointed with the position we're in but right now we feel like we can't really boycott,'' Wilson told SPEED. "It's just not the right thing to do. But I wouldn't rule it out if no one is going to pay attention.''