Toronto starting lineup for July 2022 in the Indycar Series. View the Indycar starting grid following qualifying in Toronto, Canada.
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IndyCar Toronto starting lineup: Colton Herta became the first repeat ... lineup: Colton Herta first repeat pole winner of the 2022 season.
Colton Herta became the first two-time pole winner this season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, earning the NTT P1 Award for the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday.
Herta’s top time was 59.2698 seconds on his last flying lap in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda, as he added this pole to his No. 1 spot at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in April. The first nine races of this season featured a different pole winner, and Herta was happy to spoil a chance for the INDYCAR SERIES to tie a record of 10 different pole winners to start a season set in 1952.
“That was an intense session,” Herta said. “We hadn’t really found that time until right at the end. I was really happy with that lap. It all kind of came together. The car was working brilliantly. You don’t see that usually, guys going faster on the used reds (alternate Firestone tires) instead of the new. Something to think about for tomorrow, but I’m happy with my Gainbridge Honda.”
After testing a Formula One car for the first time at the start of the week in Portugal, the Andretti Autosport quickly made the transition back to the NTT IndyCar Series with a 59.2698-second lap around the streets of Toronto.
“I was a little bit worried about maybe taking a session to get back into it,” Herta said. “But as soon as I got in the car, the seating position and everything is so different that it was almost kind of like a light switch just flicked in my head that this was the Indy car. It took maybe one or two laps. The actual driving style isn’t incredibly different, so it was pretty seamless to kind of go back and forth.
This weekend, Indycar returns to Toranto, Canada. The 1.786-mile course is set to host the Honda Indy Toranto.
Days after his maiden two-day test in a McLaren Formula One car at Portimão, Colton Herta returned to North America and put his #26 Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda on pole position for this weekend’s Indy Toronto at the Exhibition Place Street Circuit.
The Honda Indy Toronto is the first of five IndyCar races in an upcoming 22-day span, and it is scheduled to take place on the streets of Toronto, Ontario tomorrow afternoon.