The Andretti Autosport group had a pretty quiet weekend in Toronto. They were pretty good, but quiet. Takuma Sato was in the top 10 in all three practice sessions, so was Ryan Hunter-Reay. Marco Andretti was 11th, sixth and 14th respectively while Alexander Rossi was 18th, 14th and seventh himself.
nfortunately, none of the four qualified where they would have hoped to. That didn’t matter though thanks to a caution for Tony Kanaan getting into the tire barriers right in the middle of the opening pit sequence.
It would virtually flip the field and the biggest beneficiary was the Andretti group.
Rossi would bring his No. 98 Honda home runner-up for his second career Verizon IndyCar Series podium. The other was the Indy 500 win a year ago.
But, Andretti had the finish he’s been searching for too. The third generation driver charged his No. 27 Honda forward to a fourth place effort, which was his second top six in the last three races and fourth top 10 of the season. The top five though was Andretti’s first since a third place run at Fontana in 2015.
Hunter-Reay would bring his No 28 Honda home sixth after starting 18th, for his second straight top 10 effort and giving Andretti three cars in the top six finishing spots.
Sato, would have a tough day though and finish 16th.
This was certainly the day Andretti has needed. They’ve struggled to finish the street course races and today showed they do have speed in them