Andretti Global’s trio of drivers, Marcus Ericsson, Kyle Kirkwood, and Colton Herta, were all at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for pre-Sonsio Grand Prix of Indianapolis testing.

AJ Foyt Racing, Meyer Shank Racing, Ed Carpenter Racing, and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing were also testing; however, those teams were getting up to speed with the new hybrid system that will be introduced later this season, following the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge which takes place on Sunday, May, 26.

Marcus Ericsson was in the No.28 Delaware Life Honda and told Paddock Eye on Friday during the lunch break that he is still getting used to working with his crew and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

While times weren’t released from the test, the weather and track conditions were similar to what the teams will experience on Saturday, May 11 just ahead of the testing for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Speaking to Paddock Eye on Friday, Ericsson said:

This place is always tricky on the road course; it seems like it always gets extremely tight, and it was the same this morning, we tried three different setups on the Andretti cars, and we all ended up within a couple of hundred of each other, and we thought, how is this possible? It is a bit weird in this place sometimes, but I am still learning the Andretti car in general and working with my guys on the 28 car. For me, it is more important to do that than scanning through some different setup options so that I know how they felt in the Ganassi car. Still, because the Andretti car is a bit different, they might do things a bit differently than what I expected, and we ticked some more boxes in Thermal that we needed to do, so I think a day like today is super useful to us.


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