Colton Herta on pole in St. Pete

Colton Herta on pole in St. Pete

Colton Herta takes pole position at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in the NTT IndyCar Series, the second round of the 2021 IndyCar season.

It was Colton Herta who finally had the last word in the qualifying session and took pole position for the second round of the season. The Andretti Autosport rider achieved the reference time in the Firestone Fast Six in 60.3210 seconds at an average of 107.425 mph.

Colton Herta is ahead of Jack Harvey. Double holder of the event and strong man at the start of the weekend, Josef Newgarden. The Team Penske rider will have one of his teammates by his side, the Frenchman Simon Pagenaud. Another Frenchman will be in the third row, Sébastien Bourdais. Pato O’Ward completes the third row.

The car was excellent. I am very happy for all the guys. Hope we have a good race tomorrow.

Colton Herta

Rinus VeeKay, Scott Dixon, Graham Rahal and Áthe ex Palou complete the top 10 of this second qualifying session of the 2021 season.

The first part of qualifying sees the elimination of Will Power. The Australian, who has extended with Penske until 2023, will start twentieth. If he manages to pass to the second round, despite several faults, Scott Dixon stops at the end of the second round of qualifying.

Third French in the peloton, Romain Grosjean will start from eighteenth place this Sunday.

A final practice session is scheduled tomorrow morning for 30 minutes.

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