Andretti Autosport has confirmed that they are preparing spare pit equipment and another transporter at their Indianapolis race shop which will depart for St Petersburg later today.

The team have confirmed that there was only cosmetic damage done to the No.88 GESS Capstone Honda driven by Colton Herta and that they do not expect this morning’s fire to have any impact on Herta’s running at the:season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg this weekend.

In a statement the team said:

At this time, damages to the 88 car appear to be minor and cosmetic, caused by heat, smoke and/or water. We have no current reason to believe that any competition or mechanical aspects of the 88 car have been damaged or compromised. Our Indy Lights team is in Florida for testing and is now in route to St. Pete to help evaluate and assess. Additionally, we are sending a team of INDYCAR crewman from Indianapolis to St. Pete today – in advance of the full team’s arrival tomorrow morning.

The statement went on to say:

We are also preparing backup pit equipment at our Indy race shop, this equipment & a spare transporter will depart Indianapolis today as well. Again, we would like to express our gratitude to our transport drivers & local fire departments for their quick responses & support.

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