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St. Pete (2017)

10 Mar - 12 Mar
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Hunter-Reay, Sato praise Andretti Autosport recovery

Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato have praised their team and crews for bouncing back from brake issues and shunts to finish fourth and fifth in the IndyCar season-opener at St. Petersburg.

Power rues lost opportunity at St. Petersburg

Will Power says two mistakes and a mechanical issue defined his race at St. Petersburg, after he had to retire in the closing stages of IndyCar's 2017 season-opener.

Dixon angered by “fabricated” St. Pete running order

Four-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon was left furious at IndyCar Race Control for calling a full-course caution that flipped the race order around, favoring those who started near the back of the field.

Bourdais stunned by amazing IndyCar last-to-first win

Sebastien Bourdais admits he thought he’d “thrown away” any chance of a decent result at St Petersburg after crashing in qualifying – before scoring his sensational victory in the 2017 IndyCar season opener.

St. Pete IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Bourdais drives from last to first in St. Petersburg win

St Pete IndyCar: Bourdais wins season opener from back of the grid

Sebastien Bourdais won the Grand Prix of St Petersburg, passing reigning IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud to win the opening race of the season from the back of the grid.

St Pete IndyCar: Dixon fastest as Hunter-Reay suffers major shunt

Scott Dixon topped the times in raceday warm-up for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but the session was overshadowed by a major shunt for Ryan Hunter-Reay who suffered apparent brake failure at Turn 10.

Foyt puzzled by Daly braking woes in St Pete qualifying

AJ Foyt Racing president Larry Foyt was pleased with Carlos Munoz for taking 11th on the grid in St. Petersburg IndyCar qualifying, and that Conor Daly’s 20th-placed start is a result of “not liking the brakes.”

Previous brake issues leave Pagenaud struggling to catch up

Reigning IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud’s race engineer says his driver’s disappointing 14th on the grid at St. Petersburg was triggered by brake issues, which left the #1 Penske team struggling to find a good handling balance.

Power says Q1 tactic was crucial to pole

Will Power, who earlier clocked his seventh pole position at the St. Petersburg track, said nailing first qualifying in one lap and then preserving that set of Firestones for the Fast Six shootout made it “easier”.

St Pete IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Will Power captured the Verizon P1 Pole Award in Saturday’s qualifying session for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at St. Petersburg, Fla.

St Pete IndyCar: Power scrapes through, then scores 45th pole

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power thumped the wall exiting Turn 10 of the St. Petersburg airport/street course during Q2 but got through to the Firestone Fast Six to nail his seventh pole position at this track.

St Pete IndyCar: Dixon leads Hinchcliffe in third practice

Scott Dixon put Chip Ganassi Racing’s #9 at the top of the timesheets in the final practice session before qualifying, as Honda-powered cars filled the top six.

New Turn 3 makes St. Pete “more technical,” says Power

Will Power, who has taken pole six times at St. Petersburg, says last night’s changes to Turn 3 have made the track more of a challenge for the drivers.

St Pete IndyCar: Andretti leads opening practice

Marco Andretti led a Honda-dominated session at St. Petersburg, while the track’s six-time polesitter Will Power had a minor shunt in his Team Penske-Chevrolet.