News stories from March 2018

St Petersburg, Florida

12 March 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – If the opener is any indication, the Verizon IndyCar Series is in for one of its wildest seasons in 2018.

Will Power was chatty and smiling, sitting cross-legged on the pit wall. It was not the expected reaction after a two-time winner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg finished 10th in a resoundingly mundane day for a team that had won the race eight of 14 times heading into today.

This was a collection of unfortunate events for Simon Pagenaud, Power and defending series champion Josef Newgarden, who was seventh in the No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet after contact with another car impacted his run.

Sebastien Bourdais repeated as winner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but only after Robert Wickens and Alexander Rossi collided while battling for the lead on the next-to-last of 110 unpredictable laps around the tricky temporary street course.

Verizon IndyCar Series competitors and fans have some time to catch their breath before the next race. The Phoenix Grand Prix will be run under the at ISM Raceway on Saturday, April 7 2018.