Here's a pictorial review of a full weekend of racing on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. It could not have been a finer weekend to start the IndyCar season with clear blue skies and huge crowds of fans. Put this one on your bucket list if you have not been here! I'll do another post of the Indy Lights and other races, for now here's the IndyCar coverage:
Congrats race winner, Josef Newgarden & Team Penske
Takumo Sato, one of the crowd favorites. He was out with mechanical problems.
Sebastien Bourdais followed by Simon Pagenaud
Bourdais DNF'd and Pagenaud came seventh.
Felix Rosenqvist finished a strong 4th.
Pole sitter, Will Power held out for third place.
Alex Rossi, finished fifth.
IndyCar champion and favorite Scott Dixon took second.
The highlight of Friday for me was at the autograph session.
A series of pics of me giving Robert Wickens a copy of my book, "Echoes From the Glen".
I told him, like Niki Lauda he is an inspiration for a new generation of fans! He said he looked forward to reading it as "Hinch" looks on.
Rookie, Colton Herta finished 8th!
Close quarters on this tight street circuit.
Track workers wave to drivers on the pace lap.
The battle begins on the first lap by corner #10.
What happened? Bourdais is out in the early going.
Two time winner at St. Pete, Sebastien Bourdais will be back!
On to Sebring in a few days.
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