Episode #353: 2022 IndyCar GP of Long Beach Report

Newgarden goes back-to-back, Herta goes into the wall, and Simon Pagenaud… goes to the garden. Welcome back, to Motorsport101…

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Long Beach. A race of 95% excellent and 5% comedy. You’ll see what you mean as you listen on!

It was another outstanding display from Josef Newgarden at Long Beach, overrunning last year’s winner in Colton Herta, then surviving an intense amount of pressure from Alex Palou and Romain Grosjean from behind, both arguably with faster cars. We break down Josef’s most exciting win since… the previous round? And can he win that $1m Triple Crown bonus?

We talk more about Colton Herta too. He had a carbon copy of his Nashville wreck last year, that put him out of the running while 3rd at Long Beach. Is it fair to question the young driver’s discipline while he challenges for a title? And is this going to help him in his path for an F1 seat?

On the other side of the coin, Romain Grosjean had his third 2nd place finish on a Street Circuit, that first win ever closer. Is he the TRUE leader of the Andretti team going forward? An interesting debate came up when discussing his weekend, well worth a listen!

And we had to talk some of the laughs here too, with a camera pan of the ages for Marcus Ericsson, and Simon Pagenaud becoming a gardener at the Fountain. Fun times, at Motorsport101.

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