Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Genesys Honda says he hopes the team can put to good use what they learned from the test at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during the Summer and come away with a smooth weekend and strong result.
The Mayor of HinchTown was caught up in a first corner incident with Helio Castroneves last time out in Portland and has had more than his fair share of bad luck this season.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Hinch said:
“Obviously the entire Andretti Steinbrenner team is looking to put Portland behind us, so it’s great that we get to race again this weekend. Laguna is one of those hallmark tracks that are always awesome to drive in an Indy car. We had a good test there back in July, so hopefully we can take what we learned and apply it to this weekend and just have a smooth race!”
Alexander Rossi who scored a podium last time out in Portland is aiming to build on that momentum this weekend saying:
We finally got a result in Portland as a lot of the positives that we’ve seen the past couple months came together to amount to something for the NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda. I’m super excited to take this momentum into my two home races in California starting with Laguna Seca this weekend
Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda heads to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca as the defending race winner from the last time we were here in 2019.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
I’m excited to get back to Laguna Seca this weekend. After not being able to race there in 2020, I’m really looking forward to returning. We obviously had a good race there in 2019, so we’re hoping we can get another good result this weekend for the Gainbridge Honda.”
Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda who is leaving the team at the end of the season is looking forward to what he hopes is a strong weekend as he prepares to say goodbye to Andretti Autosport:
Finally we’re going back to Laguna Seca – it feels like it’s been ages since we last raced here. In 2019, we had strong pace, however we experienced electrical issues which dropped us to the rear of the field. We were able to battle our way all the way into the top 10 and come away with a top-10 result. After our issues at Portland, I’m just hoping for a straightforward weekend so I can have a chance to fight for the win.”