Romain Grosjean lamented his luck after finishing second in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, admitting he could not use his push-to-pass boost to overtake his teammate Kyle Kirkwood in the closing stages of their race. The Andretti Autosport driver had to save fuel during his last stint to stay in the running, meaning that he had plenty of push-to-pass left but could not use it due to the fuel situation. However, even though he lost out on the win, Grosjean was grateful for the team’s strong performance, with three of their drivers finishing in the top four positions.
Despite Grosjean’s disappointment, this result is an impressive feat for the team, who worked tirelessly over the offseason to improve their pit stops. The French driver even had the fastest pit stop of everyone at the Texas race earlier in the year. The team’s hard work has paid off, and it shows in their solid performances on track.
In the race at Long Beach, Grosjean produced some excellent driving during his second and final pit stop, managing to emerge in front of Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden. Unfortunately, he could not keep up with Kirkwood, who had been running ahead of him and went a lap further on fuel. Nonetheless, Grosjean was satisfied with his runner-up position and is positive overall about the team’s progress.
As for the future, it seems likely that the Andretti Autosport team will continue to improve and compete for podium finishes throughout the rest of the IndyCar season. With a talented roster of drivers and a strong focus on pit stop performance, they are certainly a team to watch. Meanwhile, Grosjean will look to build on his recent success and make a push for the top spot in upcoming races.
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