Categories: Sports News

Herta dances in the rain

While the rain came on the Indianapolis Speedway, Colton Herta was able to come back to get the victory ahead of Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.

Colton Herta kicks off the month of May perfectly in Indianapolis. Two weeks away from the 500 Miles, the Grand Prix contested on the road circuit of the mythical oval opened the festivities… in the rain. However, the track dried out very quickly and Colton Herta took the risk of switching to slick tires very early. Taking advantage of a better pace, the Andretti driver was able to move up the hierarchy to battle for first place with Pato O’Ward. The race was very lively with many neutralizations and the return of the rain which prompted some drivers to put on tires dedicated to these conditions. EAt the very end of the race, taking the risk of staying on track, Romain Grosjean was penalized and had to give up ground against Will Power.

Herta held firm against Pagenaud

Due to the rain which continued to increase in intensity, the race ended on time and not at the distance initially planned. One time in the lead and on slick tyres, Pato O’Ward made a mistake behind the safety car and then lost all chance of doing well. When the last neutralization ended, with seven minutes on the clock, Colton Herta had to resist the pressure of Simon Pagenaud and Will Power. However, after leading 50 of the 75 laps covered, Colton Herta wins ahead of the Frenchman, who signs his best result since joining Meyer Shank Racing and the Australian when Romain Grosjean had to settle for 17th place, one lap behind the winner. In the championship, Alex Palou retains control before the fortnight dedicated to the Indianapolis 500 Miles.

INDYCAR / GRAND PRIX D’INDIANAPOLIS
Final classification – 75 laps (294.375km) – Saturday May 14, 2022
1- Colton Herta (USA/Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian) en 2h01’56’’3273
2- Simon Pagenaud (FRA / Meyer Shank Racing) at 3”0983
3- Will Power (AUS/Team Penske) at 7”1438
4- Marcus Ericsson (SUE/Chip Ganassi Racing) at 7”8193
5- Conor Daly (USA/Ed Carpenter Racing) at 9”6535

17- Romain Grosjean (FRA/Andretti Autosport) 1 lap down

Redaction

Share

Recent Posts

“Dikson” loyal to the Blaugrana

FC Barcelona have announced the extension of the contract of their 24-year-old French right-back Dika…

3 hours ago

Juventus: Chiellini, the fin d’un mythe

Juventus was held in check by Lazio this Monday evening at the end of the…

3 hours ago

Geneva: Pair, finally!

Benoit Paire won his first match in the main draw of an ATP tournament since…

4 hours ago

Real Madrid: No, Bale won’t come back

footballmarket Yannick Sagorin 05/16/2022 22h43 Previous Following At the end of the contract at Real…

4 hours ago

Pair, finally!

Benoit Paire won his first match in the main draw of an ATP tournament since…

4 hours ago

Hockey-World: Second defeat for the Blues

After beating Kazakhstan on Sunday in a crucial match for the maintenance of the Finnish…

4 hours ago

This website uses cookies.