Colton Herta prevails in treacherous, constantly changing conditions to win the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Simon Pagenaud completes 1-2 results for Honda; Marcus Ericsson claims fourth following a late-race charge in heavy rain.
Constantly changing weather conditions – from wet to dry, back to wet again, and finally highly wet – made for a highly challenging GMR Grand Prix today on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But at the end of two hours of intense competition, Colton Herta scored his first race win of 2022 and led fellow Honda driver Simon Pagenaud home for a 1-2 finish for the manufacturer.
Herta and his Andretti Autosport team were among the first to change from wet weather “rain” tires to “slick” dry weather tires as the track dried early in the race and were equally quick to change back to wet weather tires as conditions warranted. A mistake-free day from both driver and team netted Herta’s seventh career INDYCAR victory and first of the 2022 season.
Behind Herta, Meyer Shank Racing’s Simon Pagenaud completed a 1-2 result for Honda with a charging drive from 20th on the starting grid to second at the checkers.
Equally impressive, Marcus Ericsson recovered from early-race contact – and a resulting long pit stop for repairs – to put on a late-race charge when conditions were at their worst, to finish fourth.
GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis Honda Race Results
|1st Colton Herta||Andretti Autosport Honda|
|2nd Simon Pageaud||Meyer Shank Racing Honda|
|4th Marcus Ericsson||Chip Ganassi Racing Honda|
|8th Takuma Sato||Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda|
|9th Christian Lundegaard-R||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda|
|10th Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing Honda|
|11th Alexander Rossi||Andretti Autosport Honda|
|12th David Malukas-R||Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Honda|
|13th Jack Harvey||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda|
|14th Helio Castroneves||Meyer Shank Racing Honda|
|16th Graham Rahal||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda|
|19th Romain Grosjean||Andretti Autosport Honda|
|20th Alex Palou||Chip Ganassi Racing Honda|
|21st Devlin DeFrancesco-R||Andretti Autosport Honda|
|22nd Jimmie Johnson||Chip Ganassi Racing Honda|
|R – Rookie|
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