Starting from the 16th position, Alexander Rossi and the Andretti Herta Autosport team showed consistent and competitive pace throughout the entire race, running as high as 11th. The No. 98 Castrol Edge/ Curb Honda suffered from a difficult second pit stop. As the car came into the pits, the machine stalled and struggled to restart resulting in a lost lap. The team crossed the finish line in the 20th position for the Long Beach Grand Prix.QUALIFYING
Qualifying in Group 2 for Round 1, the No. 98 car was just a few hundreths of a second short from advancing to the second round. Alexander Rossi and the Andretti Herta Autosport team started today’s race from the 16th position.
Practice 1 was cut short when the No. 98 Castrol Edge/Curb car landed in the tires of Turn 8. The team was able to get the car ready to participate in Practice 2 Friday afternoon. During the final practice Sundaymorning, Alexander was able to find some speed necessary to place him in the Top-10.
WHAT HE’S SAYING
“Super frustrating. The result for all of us (Andretti Autosport) was not good and we need to work hard the next couple days prior to Barber. On my side, I think we were much more competitive than we were in St. Pete. Unfortunately, we had a stall on the second stop and the car wouldn’t re-fire so that kind of ruined our race. I think compared to the other cars we were much more competitive on the 98 side, but still we’re missing something as a group that we need to find out as soon as possible. ”
The Andretti Herta Autosport team packs up and heads east for the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park next weekend. Make sure to catch the action live on NBC Sports Sunday, April 24 at 3pm ET.