Event
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg


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League
IndyCar Series

Season
2018

Round
1

Date
Sun 11th March 2018

Location
Streets of St. Petersburg
(0 Attendance)


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Description
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a Verizon IndyCar Series race held in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since 2009, the race has served as the season opener, with the exception of 2010, when it was the second race of the season (but the first on U.S. soil). The race is held annually in the spring, currently in March.
The race takes place on a temporary course, utilizing downtown streets, and two runways of Albert Whitted Airport. The event dates back to 1985, with Indy cars first competing in 2003.https://www.thesportsdb.com/

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – If the opener is any indication, the Verizon IndyCar Series is in for one of its wildest seasons in 2018.
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.
For Bourdais, the spoils are the 37th victory of his Indy car career, which ranks the four-time season champion sixth on the all-time list. The driver of the No. 18 SealMaster Honda for Dale Coyne Racing trails Al Unser by two wins for fifth place.


Result List
Pos/ Driver/ Team/ Laps/ Points

1 /Sebastien Bourdais /Dale Coyne Racing /110 /51
2 /Graham Rahal /Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing /110 /40
3 /Alexander Rossi /Andretti Autosport /110 /36
4 /James Hinchcliffe /Schmidt Peterson Motorsports /110 /32
5 /Ryan Hunter-Reay /Andretti Autosport /110 /31
6 /Scott Dixon /Chip Ganassi Racing /110 /28
7 /Josef Newgarden /Team Penske /110 /26
8 /Ed Jones /Chip Ganassi Racing /110 /24
9 /Marco Andretti /Andretti Autosport /110 /22
10 /Will Power /Team Penske /110 /20
11 /Tony Kanaan /A.J. Foyt Enterprises /110 /19
12 /Takuma Sato /Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing /110 /18
13 /Simon Pagenaud /Team Penske /110 /17
14 /Gabby Chaves /Harding Racing /110 /16
15 /Spencer Pigot /Ed Carpenter Racing /109 /15
16 /Zach Veach /Andretti Autosport /109 /14
17 /Zachary Claman DeMelo /Dale Coyne Racing /109 /13
18 /Robert Wickens /Schmidt Peterson Motorsports /108 /16
19 /Max Chilton /Carlin /108/11
20 /Charlie Kimball /Carlin /107 /10
21 /Jordan King /Ed Carpenter Racing /107 /10
22 /Rene Binder /Juncos Racing /100 /8
23 /Jack Harvey /Michael Shank Racing /38 /7
24 /Matheus Leist /A.J. Foyt Enterprises /16 /6


Points standings after this race:
Rank Driver Points

1 Sebastien Bourdais 51
2 Graham Rahal 40
3 Alexander Rossi 36
4 James Hinchcliffe 32
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay 31
6 Scott Dixon 28
7 Josef Newgarden 26
8 Ed Jones 24
9 Marco Andretti 22
10 Will Power 20
11 Tony Kanaan 19
12 Takuma Sato 18
13 Simon Pagenaud 17
14 Gabby Chaves 16
14 Robert Wickens 16
16 Spencer Pigot 15
17 Zach Veach 14
18 Zachary Claman De Melo 13
19 Max Chilton 11
20 Charlie Kimball 10



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