Andretti Autosport head into round 2 of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, the IndyCar Classic at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin Texas off the back of a mixed opening race at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda who finished the race in sixth place is the only American IndyCar driver with previous open wheel experience at COTA with Formula One.

Speaking ahead of the race this weekend the Californian said:

I’m really excited about racing at COTA this weekend. I love this track and city from my prior life in F1 and I am thrilled that INDYCAR is finally coming to such an impressive facility. We had a strong test here last month, so will be looking to execute and show the same performance come Sunday afternoon.”

Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda is excited about racing at COTA. Speaking about the race he said:

“It’s going to be an exciting event, it’s always special to be part of something new and I think a lot of people, teams and drivers are looking forward to IndyCar’s first race at COTA. St. Pete was a solid start to the season, but we’re ready for better luck and a stronger performance in our second race of the season.”

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda is aiming to bounce back from a disappointing opening race in St Pete.

This has been a long time coming, everyone involved in the NTT IndyCar Series is looking forward to heading to Austin for our inaugural race at COTA. We had a very productive pre-season test at the track and we’re hoping to pick up where we left off. We’ve been bad fast at every track we’ve visited in preparation for the 2019 season – both on the DHL side and as a team overall – so we’re optimistic heading into Round 2.”

Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete w Curb Honda is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:

COTA is such a fun track and a great facility. We’re really looking forward the weekend and can’t wait to put on a good show. With track timings, will be working in the sun all weekend – particularly in the first sector. It will be very tricky to get right but we’re up to the challenge and looking for a good result for the U.S. Concrete team.”

If an Andretti driver wins the IndyCar Classic at the Circuit Of The Americas it will mark a milestone for the organisation as it will be their 200th victory across all categories of racing that they are involved in.

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