Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Patricio O’Ward who will make his full-time NTT IndyCar Series debut at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg on March 10 believes that their team are a really cool addition to the NTT IndyCar Series field.
Harding Steinbrenner Racing led by the Harding Group’s Mike Harding and George Michael Steinbrenner IV, who at 22 is the youngest team owner in NTT IndyCar Series history.
Speaking to Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s new podcast ‘The Pitbox’ O’Ward who last weekend competed in the 2019 Race of Champions in Mexico City said that he is excited being part of the young team and that they young personnel in the team. O’Ward will partner Colton Herta for the 2019 season.
Speaking during Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s first edition of ‘The Pitbox’ O’Ward said it is going to be interesting as there are three different eras racing in the NTT IndyCar Series this year with veterans like defending series champion Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Will Power, then there’s Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden and James Hinchcliffe and then there are the new drivers like himself, Colton Herta and Ben Hanley.
O’Ward was asked about everything being news to which he said the quicker they get their heads wrapped around and says that the most important relationship he has is with his race engineer.
At the 2018 NTT IndyCar Series season finale in Sonoma, O’Ward had a great qualifying session and ended the race in the top ten and said that this really gave him a prospective of what the NTT IndyCar Series is about.
O’Ward and Herta will take part in the first full field NTT IndyCar Series test of the year next month at the Circuit of the Americas but O’Ward says that he and Herta just need to learn the car as it all brand new to them.
The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season gets underway from March 8-10 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. For information on the event visit – http://www.gpstpete.com/.
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