Coltan Hertha’s victory on Saturday at the Indy Grand Prix pushed Andretti Autosport driver forward in the IndyCar Hall of Fame racers list.
According to NBC statistics guru IndyCar Ross Thompson, his victory in the Honda № 26, the seventh in his short career, became the sixth fastest driver to achieve seven victories. .
Ahead of Hertha in fifth place is four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears, who has won seven races in 47 races. Opposite The Rocket is a draw between Paul Tracy, the 2003 CART champion, and four-time Indian winner AJ Voight, both of whom took just 46 races to win their seventh victory.
Second on the list is 1969 Indy 500 winner Mario Andretti, who has won seven races in 38 races, and at the top of the chart is Sebastian Bourdais, a four-time Champ Car champion who achieved his seventh victory in a staggeringly short period of 24 races. .
For “Hertha” his teammate Andretti Alexander Rossi, who reached the mark after 60 races. Penske’s willpower reached seven in 62 races and Hertha’s owner Michael Andretti reached seven in his 66 racesth IndyCar event. Following Andretti and lagging far behind Hertha such as Helio Castroneves (73), Bobby (75) and Al Ansera (80), Dario Franciti (83), Scott Dixon (96), Joseph Newgarden (96) and others help create the context for how quickly Brian’s son Hertha became famous after joining the full-time series in 2019.
“It’s very humiliating and very cool,” Herta told RACER. “You know, obviously, the guys like Alexei [Rossi] is there and Will Power is there, but then you get guys like in front of Michael Andretti. Bobby Anser, Dario, El Anser Jr. (85), Scott Dixon, Johnny Rutherford (143). It’s really neat. “
Hertha’s first victory came at his third start and at a record age of 18.
“I knew my first one was early, but then I wasn’t sure about things like that,” he said. “Some of these guys come from other forms of racing who are already professionals when they come in and they do it very well. So, honestly, I never think about it, but it’s really weird to be right behind Rick Mears. “