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Two Cars In The Top Five For Andretti

Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda and Romain Grosjean in the No.28 DHL Honda had a solid NTT IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding on the streets of St Petersburg as Herta finished fourth and Grosjean was fifth respectively.

Speaking following the action, Colton Herta said:

“The Gainbridge car was very good. We had a clean race which is how you want to start off the year. We were running fifth but got (Rinus) VeeKay there at the end to finish fourth. I am happy about how today’s race went. Even with struggling with some problems that prevented us from going up the order a little more. Overall, I am pretty happy how today went and how the performance of the our Honda was today.”

Romain Grosjean commented saying:

“The first race of the season is done and we came away with a double top five – fourth for Colton (Herta) and fifth for myself. We lacked a bit of something today but we are going to work hard to come back next race. The next street course is Long Beach so we should be good there. I am looking forward to going testing in Texas now.”

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA AutoNation Honda finished the race in 20th place and speaking following the action he said:

“Nothing really went our way. I think the car was pretty good. Our pace was good when we had clean air. I think we had an aggressive strategy. It could have worked but we had an issue in pitlane where we couldn’t get a tire off. That hurt us, but ultimately a disappointing day. We’ll put this all behind us and move on.”

Devlin DeFrancesco finished his first IndyCar Series race in 22nd place and speaking following the action the Canadian said:

“First INDYCAR race in the books here at St. Pete. The speed seemed to be quite mega. I think the three-stop strategy hurt us a little in the end and getting past the lap traffic. With learning we were catching up to Rossi in the end there. The whole No. 29 crew did a very good job. We have some work to do on pit stops on my end, we lost a bit of time there. I have to thank PowerTap, Jones Soda, Wesana, Fyllo, Damon Motorcycles, Kimoa and Simply Mac. Just everybody that made this happen. Super happy with how everything went.”

By benjohnston31aolcom

My name is Ben Johnston and I am a freelance journalist who also owns and operates the IndyCar accredited website - I am currently seeking employment in the Journalism and media sector.

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