2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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United States 2018 St. Petersburg
Race details
1st round of the 2018 IndyCar Series season
St. Petersburg street & airport racing circuit.svg
DateMarch 11, 2018
Official nameFirestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
LocationStreets of St. Petersburg
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.800 mi / 2.897 km
Distance110 laps
198.000 mi / 318.670 km
Pole position
DriverRobert Wickens (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
Time1:01.6664
Fastest lap
DriverAlexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport)
Time1:01.7244 (on lap 87 of 110)
Podium
FirstSebastien Bourdais (Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan)
SecondGraham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)
ThirdAlexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport)

The 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was the first round of the 2018 IndyCar Series. The race was held on March 11, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the city's temporary street circuit.

Background[edit]

The race was the debut of the new standard aero kits.

Report[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Rookie Robert Wickens took the pole in his first ever IndyCar Series start, while newcomers Matheus Leist and Jordan King also made the Firestone Fast Six, qualifying third and fourth, respectively.

Race[edit]

The race featured a record number of cautions (8), on-track passes (366) and lead changes (11).[1]

Robert Wickens lead most of the race, until the last restart, when the 2nd place car of Alexander Rossi attempted a pass down the inside of turn 1. It seemed as though Rossi had completed the move, until he slid up the track, taking Wickens out, and leaving himself to limp home to 3rd in a damaged car.

Results[edit]

Icon Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Name Grp. Round 1 Round 2 Firestone Fast 6
1 6 Canada Robert Wickens R 1 1:00.0999 1:00.5428 1:01.6643
2 12 Australia Will Power W 2 1:00.5969 1:00.5911 1:01.7346
3 4 Brazil Matheus Leist R 2 1:00.6331 1:00.7679 1:01.7631
4 20 United Kingdom Jordan King R 1 1:00.0476 1:00.7305 1:01.7633
5 30 Japan Takuma Sato 2 1:00.9580 1:00.8470 1:01.8821
6 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 1 1:00.4087 1:00.9243 1:02.0385
7 5 Canada James Hinchcliffe W 2 1:00.8441 1:00.9986
8 88 Colombia Gabby Chaves 2 1:00.8507 1:01.1191
9 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon 2 1:00.8435 1:01.6527
10 14 Brazil Tony Kanaan 1 1:00.2828 1:01.7213
11 22 France Simon Pagenaud 1 1:00.3242 1:04.6739
12 27 United States Alexander Rossi 1 1:00.0936 1:07.0377
13 1 United States Josef Newgarden 1 1:00.4320
14 18 France Sébastien Bourdais W 2 1:00.9587
15 26 United States Zach Veach R 1 1:00.4585
16 21 United States Spencer Pigot 2 1:00.9668
17 10 United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 1 1:00.5009
18 98 United States Marco Andretti 2 1:01.3013
19 60 United Kingdom Jack Harvey R 1 1:01.0270
20 59 United Kingdom Max Chilton 2 1:01.3360
21 23 United States Charlie Kimball 1 1:01.1868
22 19 Canada Zachary Claman DeMelo R 2 1:01.8567
23 32 Austria René Binder R 1 1:01.7003
24 15 United States Graham Rahal W 2 1:04.0990
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

Source for individual rounds:[2]

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Pts.1
1 18 France Sébastien Bourdais W Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda 110 2:17:48.4954 4 14 30 51
2 15 United States Graham Rahal W Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 110 +0.1269 3 24 40
3 27 United States Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda 110 +0.7109 3 12 5 36
4 5 Canada James Hinchcliffe W Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 110 +1.5175 3 7 32
5 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 110 +1.9907 4 6 1 31
6 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 110 +2.2716 6 9 28
7 1 United States Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet 110 +3.3842 4 13 26
8 10 United Arab Emirates Ed Jones Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 110 +4.2992 3 17 24
9 98 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda 110 +4.8363 3 18 22
10 12 Australia Will Power W Team Penske Chevrolet 110 +6.1272 4 2 20
11 14 Brazil Tony Kanaan A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 110 +6.5176 3 10 19
12 30 Japan Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 110 +7.4005 5 5 18
13 22 France Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet 110 +7.9903 4 11 17
14 88 Colombia Gabby Chaves Harding Racing Chevrolet 110 +9.2272 4 8 16
15 21 United States Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 109 +1 Lap 6 16 15
16 26 United States Zach Veach R Andretti Autosport Honda 109 +1 Lap 5 15 14
17 19 Canada Zachary Claman DeMelo R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 109 +1 Lap 5 22 13
18 6 Canada Robert Wickens R Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 108 Contact 3 1 69 16
19 59 United Kingdom Max Chilton Carlin Chevrolet 108 +2 Laps 5 20 11
20 23 United States Charlie Kimball Carlin Chevrolet 107 +3 Laps 6 21 10
21 20 United Kingdom Jordan King R Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 107 +3 Laps 5 4 5 10
22 32 Austria René Binder R Juncos Racing Chevrolet 100 Contact 5 23 8
23 60 United Kingdom Jack Harvey R Michael Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson Honda 38 Off Course 1 19 7
24 4 Brazil Matheus Leist R A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 16 Contact 2 3 6
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

Notes: 1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps, and 1 point for Pole Position.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record-Setting Weekend for IndyCar at St. Pete • The Apex". The Apex. 2018-03-11. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  2. ^ "Race Report: 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg • The Apex - Page 2". The Apex. 2018-03-11. Retrieved 2018-03-12.

External links[edit]


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