Rossi positive on Andretti changes after 2020 “sucked”

March 07, 2021

Alexander Rossi says the Andretti Autosport-Honda team is “is in a really strong place right now” after a difficult 2020, and admits he has also focused on improving his driving.

A late run of podium finishes in 2020 salvaged ninth in the championship despite crashing out of the lead in the St. Petersburg finale, but Rossi, who finished runner-up in the 2018 points race and third in 2019 was left disappointed by his first winless season in IndyCar.

Talking about the first two thirds of last season, Rossi said: “There wasn't anything we were doing right, whether it was qualifying performance, whether it was race performance, pit stops, my driving – none of it was good. I think Indianapolis was quite an eye opener for everyone in terms of how fast all the Andretti Autosport cars, and to come away with really nothing was not good. It wasn't a good Monday.

“We were honest with each other, and we all discussed things that were good and things that were not good, and we took 2020 as an opportunity to learn from our mistakes. I think there's an advantage and so many positives we can take out of it. I think the end of the year went really well for us for the most part, minus St. Pete, which is on me…



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