Romain Grosjean Tag

By INDYCAR TORONTO – Andretti Autosport showed off its street-circuit prowess during practice Friday for the Honda Indy Toronto, as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES team took three of the top four spots on the time sheet, led by Kyle Kirkwood. Kirkwood was quickest in the 75-minute session on the 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street circuit around Exhibition Place in Canada’s largest city, turning a best lap of 1 minute, .8075 of a second in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda. Kirkwood’s strength on rough-and-tumble, concrete-lined street circuits came as no surprise, as heRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – Pato O’Ward is eager to finish what he couldn’t last year at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In 2022, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver with four career wins captured the pole and led 28 early laps before helplessly retiring from the race when his No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet failed him. O’Ward was reduced to finishing 24th among 27 drivers, a disappointment that was one of his biggest of the year. O’Ward did more than return to Mid-Ohio form on Friday, he drove even faster.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It was a familiar sight at the top of the scoring pylon on Sunday morning as Alexander Rossi paced the final warm-up practice ahead of the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America. The driver of the No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet, who was the fastest in both pre-qualifying practice sessions, set the fast time with a lap of one minute, 41.7917 seconds ahead of six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon. Despite a falter in qualifying that will have him starting inRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT – Alex Palou spent plenty of time in the runoff areas Friday afternoon and Saturday morning while finding the limits of grip and speed on the new Streets of Detroit circuit. That education in practice paid off Saturday, as 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Palou will start the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Sunday from the best position – pole. SEE: Qualifying Results 2021 series champion Palou earned his third career pole and second in a row – he also won the NTT P1 Award forRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – No attack, no chance. Takuma Sato, the 2020 winner of the Indianapolis 500, paced Friday’s Carb Day practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, flexing his muscles in the final track time before the 107th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing on Sunday. Driving a Chip Ganassi Racing Honda this season on just the ovals, the two-time Indy 500 champion paced the session at 227.855 mph ahead of his teammate, six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion and 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon. Will Power timedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Romain Grosjean is getting really good at this whole qualifying thing. For the second time in 2023, the Andretti Autosport driver will lead the field to green in an NTT IndyCar Series race after scoring the pole for the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park. The Frenchman started the weekend off on the wrong foot when mechanical issues forced an engine change between first practice on Friday and the start of on-track activity on Saturday, but he didn’t letRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Hello, Palou. The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series champion led the way in the second practice session of the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park ahead of Sunday’s running of the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix. Palou jumped to the top of the board in his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda with a lap of one minute, 6.278 seconds and that’s where he would remain for the remainder of the session. “We’re looking strong,” Palou said. “I don’t know if the practice results are trueRead More
By Phillip Schmitz, Staff Writer The first two races of the NTT IndyCar Series started out strong for Romain Grosjean, but the driver of the No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda wouldn’t see the end of either of them after crashing out of both races. Grosjean finally put a complete race together in Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach to score a runner-up finish. The Frenchman just needed to repeat what he did last year’s race in Southern California to do so. Just a strong, but smart race to getRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor When it’s your day, it’s your day. The start of the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series season didn’t start the way Kyle Kirkwood and Andretti Autosport would have liked following two tumultuous races at St. Petersburg and Texas, but they can put all that behind them now as Kirkwood was victorious in Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – his first career IndyCar win. Kirkwood streaked to his first career IndyCar pole on Saturday ahead of Marcus Ericsson and his Andretti teammate Romain Grosjean and thatRead More
By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, Calif. – Kyle Kirkwood earned his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole Saturday, grabbing the NTT P1 Award for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Kirkwood, from Jupiter, Florida, won the top spot for the prestigious Southern California street race with a best time of 1 minute, 6.2878 seconds on his final lap in the Firestone Fast Six in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda. Kirkwood’s previous best starting spot in his NTT INDYCAR SERIES career was fifth in March at the season-opening Firestone Grand PrixRead More