Bryan Herta Autosport Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Alexander Rossi was trying to secure a drive in Formula One when Michael Andretti reached out in February 2016 with a possibility of a ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series. To that point, what might have been his crowning achievement was winning the 2008 Formula BMW World Final over future Formula One driver Esteban Gutierrez, Macau Grand Prix and European F3 champion and Masters of Formula 3 winner Daniel Juncadella, as well as fellow Indianapolis 500 competitor Gabby Chaves. ThreeRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Andretti Autosport have announced that they will extend its current partnership with Bryan Herta Autosports through the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The duo came together at the start of this year in an effort to put Alexander Rossi in an Indy car, having seen the payoff after winning the historic 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil back in May before placing 11th in the points standings. “We’re happy to have Bryan back with the team for 2017,” Andretti Autosport team owner Michael AndrettiRead More

Posted On February 28, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, IndyCar

IndyCar’s 2016 rookie class

By Frank Santoroski, Contributing Writer As the teams and drivers prepare for a new season, one of the most exciting aspects of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series is going to be the impressive class of Rookies for the new season. Looking down the list of entries there are no Francesco Dracones or Milka Dunos out there, but a field packed with talent from top to bottom. In that field, there will be three young drivers competing for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. Having been raised in suburban Indianapolis, 24-yearRead More

Posted On February 19, 2016By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

A tale of two Americans

By Josh Farmer, Journalist Nearing the end of a somewhat quiet offseason for the Verizon IndyCar Series, the merger of Andretti Autosport and Bryan Herta Autosport has given us the most exciting silly season news to come all winter. Alexander Rossi is now the prime candidate to take over the #98 ride after not getting a ride with Manor F1 which went to Rio Haryanto. Rossi drove for Manor F1 in the five of the last seven races of the 2015 Formula One season, becoming the first American to compete in F1Read More

Posted On February 19, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Santoroski: Anatomy of a Merger

By Frank Santoroski, Contributing Writer While some may have been taken by surprise with the recent news that Andretti AutoSport will be absorbing Bryan Herta AutoSport into their organization, keener observers may have seen the writing on the wall. Indeed, Bryan Herta’s team was the smallest and most under-funded team on the 2015 grid, but their efforts showed tremendous potential with Rookie driver Gabby Chaves. Although it was a struggle at times for the team to keep afloat, they did manage to enter all 16 events on the 2015 schedule makingRead More
By Josh Farmer, Journalist First reported Robin Miller of RACER, Alexander Rossi is en route to Andretti Autosport’s shop in Indianapolis for a seat fitting in preparation for next week’s test at Phoenix International Raceway. Rossi was one of the drivers rumored to be in the fold to drive the #98 car formerly operated by Bryan Herta Autosport and now operated by Andretti Autosport. Earlier today, Manor F1 reported that Rossi would not be retained for a race seat at the team after Rossi drove for the team in the final fiveRead More
After winning the Firestone Pit Performance Award for spending the least amount of time on pit lane at Pocono Raceway last weekend, the crew of the No. 98 Bryan Herta Autosport Honda driven by IndyCar Series rookie Gabby Chaves donated their $10,000 prize money to Wilson’s Children’s Fund in honor of the late Justin Wilson. Chaves was in contention for the win in the ABC Supply 500 in large part due to the team’s efforts, who won the award for the first time. “It was (the crew’s) decision to makeRead More