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Josef Newgarden has drawn parallels between his own career and that of IndyCar's newest youngest-ever race winner Colton Herta, following Herta's Circuit of the Americas triumph.
Colton Herta – IndyCar’s newest winner and the youngest in Indy car history – has pledged to go for a second triumph at Barber Motorsports Park after his Circuit of the Americas success.
NTT IndyCar Series rookie Colton Herta says his drive in the season-opening St Petersburg race should have been a top five or even a podium finish if he had avoided a crucial error and/or hadn’t been disqualified from the Firestone Fast Six.
Colton Herta’s speed and ultimate potential explains why Andretti Autosport has entered into a technical partnership with Harding Steinbrenner Racing in 2019, according to Andretti COO Rob Edwards.
Ray Gosselin, race engineer for Ryan Hunter-Reay, says Colton Herta’s incredible speed during the NTT IndyCar Series Spring Training was genuine.
Indy Lights champion Patricio O’Ward says he is “talking to all the teams he can” after his eleventh-hour split from the Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Honda team left him without a ride on the eve of IndyCar Spring Training.
The new-look Steinbrenner Harding Racing IndyCar team will run with Honda engines in the 2019 season.
Indy Lights champion Patricio O’Ward says that if he and the Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Chevrolet team can “put everything together” then he can be challenging for wins in his first season of IndyCar racing.
George Steinbrenner IV will join forces with Harding Racing next season to run the reigning Indy Lights champion Patricio O’Ward and runner-up Colton Herta, with the team receiving Andretti Autosport technical support.
Harding Racing team president Brian Barnhart says the team’s aim for 2019 is to expand to two cars and would be prepared to run rookies Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta, who will both make their IndyCar debuts at Sonoma.
The date and venue of Fernando Alonso’s first IndyCar road course test has yet to be determined, according to McLaren, Andretti Autosport and IndyCar – with McLaren also insisting that a potential entry into IndyCar is far from resolved.
Gabby Chaves says he has never witnessed IndyCars create such a big tow, with cars getting a draft when almost 20seconds apart.
Gabby Chaves says Harding Racing’s performance in its inaugural street course race at St. Petersburg was strong but there are “still big leaps to make” to try and compete with Penske and Ganassi every race.
Harding Racing’s Larry Curry says the team’s first-ever IndyCar street course race at St. Petersburg had been “respectable” but that he was looking forward to tracks where the team has been able to test.
Larry Curry, team manager and director at one of IndyCar’s newest teams, Harding Racing, says that the squad's strong debut outings in 2017 means owner Mike Harding has not yet seen the harsher side of racing.
Gabby Chaves will race a Harding Racing-Chevrolet entry in the full 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, it has been confirmed.