Colton Herta
United States

Colton Herta

2000-03-20 (age 21)

Herta stays top of IndyCar Spring Training with startling lap

Colton Herta laid down a 1min46.6258sec lap at Circuit of The Americas to hold onto his top spot in IndyCar Spring Training in the solo Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Honda entry.

IndyCar’s big questions of 2019

As the NTT IndyCar Series gathers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the first large group test of 2019, David Malsher looks at some of the main topics to watch in the season ahead.

BMW dedicates Rolex 24 GTLM triumph to Lamm

BMW has dedicated its GT Le Mans class triumph in the Rolex 24 at Daytona to late Schnitzer team boss Charly Lamm.

BMW “in the hunt” for Rolex 24 victory, says Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing CEO Bobby Rahal says he believes the team’s BMW M8s are now close enough to the ultimate pace to contend for the GT Le Mans win at this month’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Bobby Rahal: Zanardi is integral to our team at Daytona

Bobby Rahal says that Alex Zanardi joining his Rahal Letterman Lanigan BMW team for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona “is a hell of a story,” but says the former Indy car champ’s presence is not just a gimmick or publicity stunt.

Steinbrenner Harding IndyCar squad gets Honda power

The new-look Steinbrenner Harding Racing IndyCar team will run with Honda engines in the 2019 season. 

Steinbrenner joins Harding in IndyCar, signs O’Ward and Herta

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.

Herta satisfied with IndyCar test, despite accident

Colton Herta said there is more speed to find from his Harding Racing-Chevrolet ahead of his IndyCar race debut at Sonoma, but said he was happy with his test, despite knocking off the car's front left corner.

O’Ward, Herta in contention for two-car Harding team in 2019

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.

Bryan Herta: There is “real interest” in Colton within IndyCar

Team owner Bryan Herta believes his son Colton will be ready for IndyCar next season and says he’s already had “several interesting conversations” about his 2019 prospects.

Indy GP Indy Lights: Herta sweeps weekend after fierce battle

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta scored his second Indy Lights win in two days at the IMS road course after pressuring long-time leader Santi Urrutia into a mistake in the closing stages of Race 2.

Indy GP Indy Lights: Herta wins despite Turn 1 incident

Colton Herta drove the Andretti Steinbrenner Racing entry to his first victory of the year, despite being run off the road on the opening turn of the first lap in Indy Lights' Race 1 on the IMS road course.

Barber Indy Lights: O’Ward wins in dry, dominates in wet

Pato O’Ward put on a clinic at Barber Motorsports Park to notch up his second and third wins of the season, while Parker Thompson and Harrison Scott earned Pro Mazda glory.

Watkins Glen Indy Lights: Telitz takes win, Kaiser crowned champion

Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing simply needed to start the race to secure the 2017 Indy Lights championship, doing so from 10th on the grid, but it was Belardi's Aaron Telitz and Santi Urrutia who stole the show at a wet Watkins Glen.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Herta takes sixth pole of season

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta set a quick lap of 71.102 seconds late in the half-hour session, and it withstood a last minute flyer by Race 1 polesitter from Belardi Auto Racing’s Santiago Urrutia. 

Toronto Indy Lights: Kaiser in imperious form again

Kyle Kaiser completed a Toronto double to leap into a commanding lead in the Indy Lights championship, although polesitter Colton Herta was the early star of the race.

Iowa Indy Lights: Herta takes fourth pole of the season

Colton Herta put Andretti Steinbrenner Racing on pole at Iowa Speedway, outpacing Carlin Racing’s Zachary Claman De Melo by just under 0.4mph.

Leist takes pole for Freedom 100

Carlin Racing’s Matheus Leist set an average speed of 199.198mph to claim pole for the most prestigious race on the Indy Lights schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Barber Indy Lights: Herta dominates Race 2, stretches points lead

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta disappeared from his opposition at Barber Motorsports Park to score his second win from the opening four rounds of the 2017 Indy Lights championship.

St Pete Indy Lights: Herta holds off Urrutia for Race 2 win

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta survived several restarts to lead the second Indy Lights race of the weekend from start to finish as Santiago Urrutia held off a charging Pato O’Ward to claim second.

St Pete Indy Lights: Herta claims brilliant pole for Race 2

Series rookie Colton Herta made constant improvements in the final five minutes of Indy Lights qualifying to pull away from his rivals and put the Andretti Steinbrenner Racing entry on pole for the second race of the season.

Drivers to watch in Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 in 2017

The Mazda Road To Indy continues to provide a solid foundation for aspiring Verizon IndyCar Series drivers. For fans, too, there should be plenty of action, intrigue and nuances to watch in all three series.

Herta tops Indy Lights as MRTI Spring Training ends

As in the Homestead-Miami Speedway oval test, it was an Andretti Autosport 1-2 in Indy Lights’ road course test today, only this time it was Colton Herta heading teammate Nico Jamin.

Jamin tops Indy Lights field in Spring Training

Series rookies Nico Jamin and Colton Herta put their Andretti Autosport entries at the top of the timesheets at the end of the Day 1 of Spring Training for the Mazda Road To Indy series at Miami Homestead Speedway.

Colton Herta quits Europe to race Indy Lights in 2017

Herta, who finished third in last year’s EuroFormula Open series, will race in America in 2017 under the banner of Steinbrenner Racing, as the New York Yankees-owning family partners with Andretti Autosport to form a four-car Indy Lights team.

Why Colton Herta isn’t aiming for F1: “It just bores me”

The 16-year-old has been a regular winner in Europe for the past two years, and is described by team owner Trevor Carlin as “a great driver and a great kid.” Yet Herta tells David Malsher that he has his sights set on DTM or IndyCar.

Barcelona EF Open: Herta and Habsburg share wins in season finale

Colton Herta and Ferdinand Habsburg won one race apiece in the final round of Eurofomula Open at Barcelona, while newly-crowned champion Leonardo Pulcini picked up a podium.

Spielberg EF Open: Herta takes double win for Carlin

Colton Herta notched a double win in the Spielberg round of EuroFormula Open, as championship-elect Ferdinand Habsburg suffered a big blow in the second race of the weekend.

Brands Hatch BF3: Herta survives red flag to claim maiden win

Carlin’s Colton Herta cruised to maiden win in the final race at Brands Hatch, despite his advantage being wiped out after a red flag interruption and race being shortened to five laps.

Brands Hatch BF3: Sowery takes dominant maiden British F3 win

Championship leader Toby Sowery made a rocketing start from sixth on the grid to clinch a dominant victory in the second race at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BF3: Leist secures Race 1 win amid last-lap drama

Polesitter Matheus Leist fended off Carlin’s Ricky Collard to take victory in the opening race of the second round of British Formula 3 Championship at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BF3: Leist snatches pole from Collard

Matheus Leist set the pace in qualifying in the Brands Hatch round of the British Formula 3 Championship, knocking Ricky Collard off the top spot with 15 seconds remaining in the session.

Colton Herta moves up to Euroformula Open

Colton Herta, son of IndyCar race winner Bryan, will get his first taste of Formula 3 racing in 2016, entering Euroformula Open with Carlin.

Beyond Rossi: Five Americans for Haas to consider

Haas F1 may have signed two international drivers for its debut season, but, sooner or later, it will probably want to take an American under its wing. Valentin Khorounzhiy picks out the best five potential solutions...

Herta's son is rising

2015 was karting star Colton Herta’s first season racing outside of the USA and the 15-year-old from Valencia, Calif., did a remarkable job. His father, former IndyCar ace Bryan Herta, explains the challenges, past, present and future.

MSA Formula season review: A worthy successor to Formula Ford

In its first season, British Formula Ford's successor, MSA Formula, produced close racing, a compelling title battle and a worthy champion in Lando Norris. Valentin Khorounzhiy looks back.

Bryan Herta's son Colton gets first wins in Europe

15-year-old American racer Colton Herta, son of IndyCar race winner and team owner Bryan, recorded his first two victories in European junior single-seaters last weekend.

Colton Herta signs with Carlin for MSA Formula in 2015

14-year-old son of Bryan Herta joins Lando Norris as teammate.

Power, Andretti, others go karting in Las Vegas

IndyCar drivers heading to Superkarts USA Pro Tour finale.

USF2000 Championship goes down to the wire

Florian Latorre is the 2014 USF2000 champion.

USF2000 Sonoma Friday qualifying and practice recap

Qualifying for this weekend's race is complete.

USF2000 Thursday notebook

The following is a recap of Thursday's activities.

Wide-open USF2000 field set for Mid-Ohio triple-header

So far, the series has seen seven winners in nine races.

First-Time winners Eidson and Latorre share the USF2000 honors in Toronto

It's a good day for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing.

A 14 year-old with talent beyond his years - Colton Herta

Could Colton Herta be a future IndyCar star? Anne Proffit sure thinks so.