Colton Herta
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Colton Herta

2000-03-20 (age 20)


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Has Andretti Autosport truly recaptured its lost form?

Last Sunday, Andretti Autosport scored a convincing 1-2-3 finish, but it came toward the tail-end of a hugely disappointing season for the team. David Malsher-Lopez asks whether it was a genuine breakthrough or a one-off high.

Herta says even wrong tire strategy couldn’t prevent victory

Colton Herta, who today at Mid-Ohio scored his third IndyCar win and fourth pole position, says that hitting the right fuel number gave him an edge over his closely pursuing teammates, despite a hurried strategy call on tires.

Five lessons and questions from IndyCar at Iowa Iowa Prime

Five lessons and questions from IndyCar at Iowa

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series’ fifth and sixth rounds, the Iowa 250s at Iowa Speedway, generated several talking points. David Malsher-Lopez discusses the five principal topics.

Herta expects heat and double-headers will be “really tough”

Colton Herta says that it will be physically demanding to compete in four IndyCar races in eight days, especially given the dearth of airflow to the cockpits due to the aeroscreen.

Herta completes Virtual Race of Champions grid

IndyCar race winner Colton Herta will compete in the inaugural Virtual Race of Champions this weekend amongst a star-studded entry list.

Andretti Autosport ready for new look, same challenge at Texas

Rob Edwards, Andretti Autosport CEO, says the team is excited to be getting back to work as new guidelines tweak the format of the first NTT IndyCar Series round of 2020.

Mario Andretti names Herta as the next Mario Andretti

Racing legend Mario Andretti has cited Colton Herta as being “the next me”, in an article for this month’s Robb Report magazine.

Andretti Autosport trailer catches fire on road to St. Pete

The Andretti Autosport trailer carrying Colton Herta’s IndyCar to the opening round of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series caught fire on the I-275 in Florida, without injury to anyone.

BMW finalises IMSA GT Le Mans class line-up

BMW has taken the wraps of its full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship line-up in the wake of the announcement that Bruno Spengler is moving to the series from the DTM.

Herta: It would be hard to give up lead to Rossi

IndyCar finale polesitter Colton Herta admits he’s hoping not to be in a position where he has to relinquish a potential win at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in order to boost future teammate Alexander Rossi’s championship quest.

Herta on dad’s defeat by Zanardi: “I thought it was a cool pass!”

Colton Herta says Alex Zanardi’s infamous pass on his father Bryan Herta at Laguna Seca’s Corkscrew in 1996 was “amazing,” but acknowledged that it probably wouldn’t be allowed in IndyCar today due to far more stringent rules about track limits.

Herta set to stay within Andretti Autosport camp

Although Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s future remains unclear, ace rookie Colton Herta appears destined to remain an Andretti Autosport-affiliated driver, despite strong interest from three rival teams.

Herta credits Andretti drivers, Road To Indy after first pole

As well as praising his Harding Steinbrenner Racing team for the gradual improvement in his car at Road America over the course of the weekend, IndyCar’s youngest ever polesitter Colton Herta also gave props to his semi-teammates at Andretti Autosport and the Road To Indy program.

Road America IndyCar: Herta beats Rossi, scores first pole

Colton Herta snatched pole position at Road America to become the youngest pole-winner in IndyCar history just three months after becoming the series’ youngest race winner.

Texas IndyCar: Herta leads, Rossi and Dixon looking strong in FP2

Colton Herta in the Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Honda topped the second practice session for tomorrow’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, but the no-tow laps of Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi suggest they are prime contenders for pole position this evening.

IndyCar GP: Herta leads Dixon in warm-up

Colton Herta emphasized the strength of his challenge in today’s IndyCar Grand Prix when he took top spot in the race day warm-up by almost four-tenths of a second.

Herta tops Honda test on IMS road course

Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s rookie Colton Herta led the 14-car manufacturer test for Honda on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, beating reigning champion Scott Dixon.

Herta leads rookies, Alonso gets first Indy laps of 2019

Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Honda’s Colton Herta set the pace in the Rookies and Refreshers segment of today’s test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, while Fernando Alonso’s McLaren-Chevy made a faltering start.

Long Beach IndyCar: Herta leads warm-up

Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Honda’s Colton Herta grabbed top spot in raceday warm-up for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, beating Marco Andretti by quarter of a second.

Newgarden draws career parallels with "phenomenal" Herta

Josef Newgarden has drawn parallels between his own career and that of IndyCar's newest youngest-ever race winner Colton Herta, following Herta's Circuit of the Americas triumph.

COTA IndyCar: Herta becomes series' youngest ever winner

Colton Herta, aged 18 years, 11 months and 25 days, became the youngest ever winner of an Indy car race at the Circuit of the Americas, as strong pace and perfect strategy allowed him to benefit from misfortune for Will Power and Alexander Rossi.

Herta admits “big rookie mistake” but hopeful for COTA

NTT IndyCar Series rookie Colton Herta says his drive in the season-opening St Petersburg race should have been a top five or even a podium finish if he had avoided a crucial error and/or hadn’t been disqualified from the Firestone Fast Six.

Herta’s IndyCar potential “justifies” Andretti investment in HSR

Colton Herta’s speed and ultimate potential explains why Andretti Autosport has entered into a technical partnership with Harding Steinbrenner Racing in 2019, according to Andretti COO Rob Edwards.

Herta’s amazing test pace was real, says top Andretti engineer

Ray Gosselin, race engineer for Ryan Hunter-Reay, says Colton Herta’s incredible speed during the NTT IndyCar Series Spring Training was genuine.

Gallery: The best photos from IndyCar testing at COTA

Colton Herta astounded the NTT IndyCar Series paddock with his pace throughout two days of Spring Training at Circuit of the Americas for 25 cars, and the second-gen ace remained fastest overall for Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Honda. Here are the best photos from the US GP venue...

Herta lands first blow in IndyCar Spring Training

Colton Herta put Harding Steinbrenner Racing on top in the opening two hours of IndyCar Spring Training, with his final lap of the session.

Andretti confirms technical partnership with Harding Steinbrenner

Andretti Technologies, the advanced technology arm of Andretti Autosport, has announced that it will provide engineering and development support of the Harding Steinbrenner Racing team.

IndyCar’s big questions of 2019

As the NTT IndyCar Series gathers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the first large group test of 2019, David Malsher looks at some of the main topics to watch in the season ahead.

BMW dedicates Rolex 24 GTLM triumph to Lamm

BMW has dedicated its GT Le Mans class triumph in the Rolex 24 at Daytona to late Schnitzer team boss Charly Lamm.

BMW “in the hunt” for Rolex 24 victory, says Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing CEO Bobby Rahal says he believes the team’s BMW M8s are now close enough to the ultimate pace to contend for the GT Le Mans win at this month’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Bobby Rahal: Zanardi is integral to our team at Daytona

Bobby Rahal says that Alex Zanardi joining his Rahal Letterman Lanigan BMW team for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona “is a hell of a story,” but says the former Indy car champ’s presence is not just a gimmick or publicity stunt.

Steinbrenner joins Harding in IndyCar, signs O’Ward and Herta

George Steinbrenner IV will join forces with Harding Racing next season to run the reigning Indy Lights champion Patricio O’Ward and runner-up Colton Herta, with the team receiving Andretti Autosport technical support.

Herta satisfied with IndyCar test, despite accident

Colton Herta said there is more speed to find from his Harding Racing-Chevrolet ahead of his IndyCar race debut at Sonoma, but said he was happy with his test, despite knocking off the car's front left corner.

O’Ward, Herta in contention for two-car Harding team in 2019

Harding Racing team president Brian Barnhart says the team’s aim for 2019 is to expand to two cars and would be prepared to run rookies Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta, who will both make their IndyCar debuts at Sonoma.

Bryan Herta: There is “real interest” in Colton within IndyCar

Team owner Bryan Herta believes his son Colton will be ready for IndyCar next season and says he’s already had “several interesting conversations” about his 2019 prospects.

Indy GP Indy Lights: Herta sweeps weekend after fierce battle

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta scored his second Indy Lights win in two days at the IMS road course after pressuring long-time leader Santi Urrutia into a mistake in the closing stages of Race 2.

Indy GP Indy Lights: Herta wins despite Turn 1 incident

Colton Herta drove the Andretti Steinbrenner Racing entry to his first victory of the year, despite being run off the road on the opening turn of the first lap in Indy Lights' Race 1 on the IMS road course.

Barber Indy Lights: O’Ward wins in dry, dominates in wet

Pato O’Ward put on a clinic at Barber Motorsports Park to notch up his second and third wins of the season, while Parker Thompson and Harrison Scott earned Pro Mazda glory.

Herta to test Andretti Formula E car in Marrakesh

Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing Indy Lights driver Colton Herta will make his Formula E debut with MS&AD Andretti at the upcoming rookie test in Marrakesh, Morocco on January 14.

Watkins Glen Indy Lights: Telitz takes win, Kaiser crowned champion

Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing simply needed to start the race to secure the 2017 Indy Lights championship, doing so from 10th on the grid, but it was Belardi's Aaron Telitz and Santi Urrutia who stole the show at a wet Watkins Glen.

Watkins Glen Indy Lights: Herta takes seventh pole of the year

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta grabbed his seventh pole from 16 races with a startling turn of speed around Watkins Glen, beating his closest rival by 0.35secs.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Herta takes sixth pole of season

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta set a quick lap of 71.102 seconds late in the half-hour session, and it withstood a last minute flyer by Race 1 polesitter from Belardi Auto Racing’s Santiago Urrutia. 

Toronto Indy Lights: Kaiser in imperious form again

Kyle Kaiser completed a Toronto double to leap into a commanding lead in the Indy Lights championship, although polesitter Colton Herta was the early star of the race.

Iowa Indy Lights: Herta takes fourth pole of the season

Colton Herta put Andretti Steinbrenner Racing on pole at Iowa Speedway, outpacing Carlin Racing’s Zachary Claman De Melo by just under 0.4mph.

Road America Indy Lights: Herta grabs pole for Race 2

Colton Herta eradicated memories of his mechanically troubled qualifying session for Race 1 at Road America to snatch pole by a scant 0.0223sec from yesterday’s polesitter Matheus Leist.

Leist takes pole for Freedom 100

Carlin Racing’s Matheus Leist set an average speed of 199.198mph to claim pole for the most prestigious race on the Indy Lights schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Barber Indy Lights: Herta dominates Race 2, stretches points lead

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta disappeared from his opposition at Barber Motorsports Park to score his second win from the opening four rounds of the 2017 Indy Lights championship.

Barber Indy Lights: Herta on pole after qualifying rainout

The grid for the second Indy Lights race of the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park will be set by championship points due to excess water on the 2.38-mile road course.

St Pete Indy Lights: Herta holds off Urrutia for Race 2 win

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta survived several restarts to lead the second Indy Lights race of the weekend from start to finish as Santiago Urrutia held off a charging Pato O’Ward to claim second.

St Pete Indy Lights: Herta claims brilliant pole for Race 2

Series rookie Colton Herta made constant improvements in the final five minutes of Indy Lights qualifying to pull away from his rivals and put the Andretti Steinbrenner Racing entry on pole for the second race of the season.

St Pete Indy Lights: Telitz takes pole on series debut

Reigning Pro Mazda champion Aaron Telitz made a brilliant start to his Indy Lights career, putting his Belardi Auto Racing entry on pole for his series debut.

Drivers to watch in Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 in 2017

The Mazda Road To Indy continues to provide a solid foundation for aspiring Verizon IndyCar Series drivers. For fans, too, there should be plenty of action, intrigue and nuances to watch in all three series.

Herta tops Indy Lights as MRTI Spring Training ends

As in the Homestead-Miami Speedway oval test, it was an Andretti Autosport 1-2 in Indy Lights’ road course test today, only this time it was Colton Herta heading teammate Nico Jamin.

Jamin tops Indy Lights field in Spring Training

Series rookies Nico Jamin and Colton Herta put their Andretti Autosport entries at the top of the timesheets at the end of the Day 1 of Spring Training for the Mazda Road To Indy series at Miami Homestead Speedway.

Colton Herta quits Europe to race Indy Lights in 2017

Herta, who finished third in last year’s EuroFormula Open series, will race in America in 2017 under the banner of Steinbrenner Racing, as the New York Yankees-owning family partners with Andretti Autosport to form a four-car Indy Lights team.

Why Colton Herta isn’t aiming for F1: “It just bores me”

The 16-year-old has been a regular winner in Europe for the past two years, and is described by team owner Trevor Carlin as “a great driver and a great kid.” Yet Herta tells David Malsher that he has his sights set on DTM or IndyCar.

Barcelona EF Open: Herta and Habsburg share wins in season finale

Colton Herta and Ferdinand Habsburg won one race apiece in the final round of Eurofomula Open at Barcelona, while newly-crowned champion Leonardo Pulcini picked up a podium.

Spielberg EF Open: Herta takes double win for Carlin

Colton Herta notched a double win in the Spielberg round of EuroFormula Open, as championship-elect Ferdinand Habsburg suffered a big blow in the second race of the weekend.

Brands Hatch BF3: Herta survives red flag to claim maiden win

Carlin’s Colton Herta cruised to maiden win in the final race at Brands Hatch, despite his advantage being wiped out after a red flag interruption and race being shortened to five laps.

Brands Hatch BF3: Sowery takes dominant maiden British F3 win

Championship leader Toby Sowery made a rocketing start from sixth on the grid to clinch a dominant victory in the second race at Brands Hatch.