Long Beach (2018)
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Andretti Autosport’s rookie, Zach Veach, says his career best IndyCar result of fourth at Long Beach was a strong result but says he needs to give himself less work by qualifying better.
Four separate raceday incidents and a 20th place finish left Ryan Hunter-Reay describing his Long Beach weekend as a complete nightmare, despite having the pace to run in the top three in qualifying and race.
Sebastien Bourdais has been very critical of driving standards and IndyCar race control decisions, after finishing only 13th in the Toyota GP of Long Beach.
Will Power believes Alexander Rossi, is the primary IndyCar championship contender in 2018, as the Andretti Autosport driver claimed his third consecutive top-three finish with victory in Long Beach.
Alexander Rossi added a street course win to his burgeoning IndyCar résumé at Long Beach, the Andretti Autosport-Honda driver holding off Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power in a late-race shootout.
Alexander Rossi, who will start the 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from pole, topped Sunday warm-up as Scott Dixon claimed second ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Alexander Rossi scored the second pole position of his IndyCar career, his Andretti Autosport-Honda beating the Penske-Chevrolets of Will Power and Simon Pagenaud by 0.35sec and in just one flying lap of Long Beach.
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi put himself on top in third practice at Long Beach, setting the fastest time of the weekend to eclipse championship leader Josef Newgarden.
Graham Rahal says the efficiency of the new IndyCar aerokit should mean that this Sunday’s 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will allow drivers to race without too much thought given to fuel mileage.
Alexander Rossi led an Andretti Autosport 1-2 on Friday with teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay clocking second fastest, but Takuma Sato brought the session to a slightly early close with a shunt exiting Turn 1.
Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon topped the first practice session for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday morning.
Graham Rahal believes the layout of the Long Beach track will accentuate the qualities of the IndyCar aerokit and that that the increased terminal speeds will enhance the racing.