Herta fastest in messy opening IndyCar practice at Laguna Seca
Colton Herta was the fastest in a messy practice session for the NTT IndyCar Series season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Constant red flag interruptions hindered the drivers’ ability to set representative lap times. The whole field switched to softer-compound tires but couldn’t gather enough data due to multiple incidents. Most drivers set their fastest times on the harder tires. The track proved to be high-commitment and unforgiving, with several drivers, including Romain Grosjean and Scott McLaughlin, experiencing spins and crashes. The session ended early after Will Power crashed, causing damage to his car and bringing the day’s running to a halt. Practice two is scheduled for Saturday at 10:00 a.m. PT.