For a few years now, the St. Petersburg street circuit in Florida has been the traditional opening venue for the new IndyCar season. Like many of the street circuits the series visits, it’s short, it’s bumpy, and it’s unforgiving, something that’s become even more apparent with the new generation of very slidey cars. Here’s Graham Rahal making that abundantly clear during Friday practice, with plenty of hairy moments.
Now enjoy the visor cam of 2014 IndyCar champion Will Power during practice as he threads his Penske between the barriers, trying (and failing) to find a clear lap.
Power will line up second for the race after rookie Robert Wickens snatched an amazing pole from him in yesterday’s damp qualifying session.
One more? Oh, go on then. Here’s a lap with Wickens’ teammate James Hinchcliffe at a slightly more overcast circuit on Saturday.
The cars look tricky enough in the dry – if we get a few spots of rain in the race later (like there was in qualifying) then it could become absolutely manic. We can’t wait!