Andretti Autosport Tag

By INDYCAR BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Andretti Autosport was on the pace Friday at Barber Motorsports Park as Colton Herta led opening practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst with a best lap of 1 minute, 6.5149 seconds in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda. Defending race winner and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Alex Palou followed closely behind in second at 1:06.5657 in the No. 10 The American Legion Honda, just .05 of a second behind Herta’s quick lap. SEE: Practice Results “I was really happy withRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The runner-up step on the podium has become a familiar place for Romain Grosjean in his short time in the NTT IndyCar Series, with the driver of the No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda finishing second for the third time in his career in Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Grosjean, who showed speed throughout the weekend, rolled off sixth when the green flag flew and kept himself near the front of the field for the majority of the day. In an effort to gain anRead More
By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, Calif. – Colton Herta pulverized the track record by nearly a second to win the NTT P1 Award for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on Saturday, leading three Andretti Autosport cars in the Firestone Fast Six. Southern California native Herta’s top lap was 1 minute, 5.3095 in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda to earn his first pole of the season and eighth of his career. That lap crushed the track record of 1:06.2254 set by Helio Castroneves in April 2017, as air temperatures were aboutRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The biggest street course race of the season will commence this weekend in Long Beach. It’s the site of the third race in a span of eight weeks as 26 drivers hope to leave Southern California victorious. For some racers, a performance that’ll get their season on the right track. Only this time, it’ll be back in its traditional spring date for the first time since 2019 as last year’s race was held last September. As for its future, Long Beach will take place atRead More
By INDYCAR ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Talk about making an entrance. Romain Grosjean led the first practice of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season in his first official drive with Andretti Autosport, pacing the Friday afternoon session for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding on the streets of the Florida city. Grosjean’s best lap of 1 minute, 1.0525 seconds in the No. 28 DHL Honda led by more than a tenth of a second over reigning event winner and Andretti teammate Colton Herta, second atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 2004, the NTT IndyCar Series kicks off its season in February. Like in 2004, the championship trail began in Florida, but rather than Homestead-Miami Speedway, it’s at the St. Petersburg street circuit. Entering the first round of a 17-round odyssey, the field is arguably one of the more stronger ones in recent memory. This Sunday, 26 drivers are eager of getting the campaign going with aspirations of delivering a strong result. Some drivers like Will Power and Alexander Rossi aren’t hesitantRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series have an influx of young stars, established veterans and competitors who are looking to break through. When you look at last season’s top-five points finishers, all three traits can be applied. Two championship veterans continued to be the standard bearers, but the youth movement was more vibrant than ever before. More so when they were the ones occasionally winning and racking up max points. In the end, one of them hoisted the Astor Cup at Long Beach for the first time. InRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Many competitors in the NTT IndyCar Series hope to fight for the championship. Some have the equipment and talent to do so, but it also requires luck and consistency. One bad run does set a driver back if the rest of the field deliver better results. All throughout 2021, there were drivers that were unable to keep both in tact. In the case of a couple of drivers, off-track incidents kept them out of the hunt. Furthermore, those who’ve won races or been around for aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Traditionally, silly season always cause a lot of buzz in the NTT IndyCar Series. This upcoming season is no different and it involves drivers who’ve won the Indianapolis 500 and others looking to really hit their stride in the sport. With certain changes, time will tell if some team chapters will continue or they’ll turn a brand new page in a sport that continues to grow. There’s one central theme among those drivers who’ll drive elsewhere, they’re all powered by Honda. In this preview installment, we’llRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series will kick off this month at St. Petersburg and the anticipation levels are beyond different than most seasons. All in large part of the series having tremendous momentum falling in their favor. Among those are an influx of young drivers making names for themselves with some being touted as future Formula One talent. Others are looking for a fresh chapter to their racing careers. For the rookies, it’s that and more because this rookie class is all about junior formula grads comparedRead More