The Andretti Autosport team had a day to forget at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday with Carlos Munoz their highest the highest placed driver of the four cars ending the race in 12th. Speaking following the race, Munoz commented by saying:
A really disappointing race. I ran the whole race with a broken wing, that didn’t help. It’s kind of weird, we saw some cars that we didn’t think were going to make it through the last lap on fuel, but they did. I don’t know what we’re doing. We’ll have to have a look at our car. I am a bit disappointed in 12th, we will see where we’ll go. I don’t know what to think about Barber (Motorsports Park), but here we were not strong at all.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda started the race from 11th place but ending up coming home in 18th and speaking following the race he commented saying:
We really missed it this weekend – in a big way. We have a ride compliance issue where we just don’t have enough grip. In the race I found myself just racing myself; just trying to keep the car off the wall, that was the main exercise all day. Barber is a nice, smooth road course and we had a good test there so hopefully next week will look better for the DHL team.
Marco Andretti started the race from 21st first place but suffered a stuck throttle senor on the opening lap of the race and went on to finish the race in 19th place and speaking following the event he commented by saying:
The stuck throttle sensor really ruined the day for us. I came up to the green (flag) and I had no power, the car just shut down and that was that. From there we were never able to gain enough ground to get back in the mix. The guys did a good job in the pits, the car had good pace but the day was too far gone.
Alexander Rossi started the race from 16th place and found himself as high as 11th at one point during the race but ended up coming home in 20th place and speaking following his home race he commented by 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.