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Herta Fastest In Race Day Warm Up

Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda was the fastest in race day warm up for today’s season-opening Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding. Herta set a fastest time of 01:00.3283s just ahead of Josef Newgarden who set a time of 01:00.5971s.

Alex Palou set the third fastest time in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda just ahead of Callum Ilott who had a great session with a time of 01:01.0936s for Juncos Racing.

Six-time champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda had a solid session ending the session in fifth place with a time of 01:01.1879s.

Pole-sitter Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 DEX Imaging Chevrolet was sixth fastest just ahead of Marcus Ericsson who set a 01:01.2066s.

Felix Rosenqvist was eighth just ahead of Kyle Kirkwood who once again showed he is a great addition to the field ending the session in ninth place while Takuma Sato rounded out the top ten with a time of 01:01.3595s.

Rinus VeeKay was 11th fastest with a time of 01:01.4795s just ahead of Graham Rahal and Will Power.

Jack Harvey was 14th just ahead of Devlin DeFrancesco and David Malukas and Conor Daly.

Simon Pagenaud was 18th just ahead of Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward and Dalton Kellett.

Romain Grosjean was 21st just ahead of Alexander Rossi and Christian Lundgaard. Jimmie Johnson was 23rd despite spinning and bringing out a brief caution period.

Tatiana Calderon was 25th just ahead of Helio Catroneves.

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Herta Flies On Opening Test Day

Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta was the pacesetter on the opening day of testing ahead of next weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding in St Petersburg.

Herta set the fastest time in Zebring just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s David Malukas and his Andretti team-mate Romain Grosjean.

Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Team Penske Chevrolet was fourth just ahead of his team-mate Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet sporting a new livery.

Graham Rahal was sixth in the No.15 United Rentals Honda just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi.

Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 DEX Chevrolet was ninth while Jack Harvey in the No.45 HyVee Honda rounded out the top ten.

Christian Lundgaard was 11th just ahead of Kyle Kirkword and Devlin DeFrancesco while Pato O’Ward was 14th just ahead of Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott.

Tatiana Calderon was 16th in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing.

Kevin Magnussen rounded out the order for Chip Ganassi Racing. The rest of the field will be action on Tuesday including defending champion Alex Palou.

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A Strong Line-Up As Andretti Autosport Look To The Future

Andretti Autosport head into the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season which gets underway in just under three weeks time in St Petersburg looking for a strong season.

The team have a new line-up this season with Romain Grosjean moving to a full-time programme having joined Andretti over the winter to drive the No.28 DHL Honda.

Delvin DeFrancesco will make his NTT IndyCar Series race debut in St Pete in the No.29 Genesys Honda.

Cotton Herta, driver of the No.26 Gainbridge Honda, fresh from finishing second in the Race Of Champions Nations Cup in Sweden over the weekend will be hoping to build on his momentum in St Pete and beyond.

Herta won three races during the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season in fourth place in the championship.

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda returns to the team this year and will be hoping for a stronger season in 2022 after ending last season in tenth place in championship.

A mix of youth and experience should help Andretti Autosport challenge for the championship this year.