JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Edition

Date: 3-12-17

Racetrack: Streets of St. Petersburg

Pole Sitter: Will Power

HEARTRACERS:

  • Sébastien Bourdais: Sébastien won the Grand Prix. He started last after crashing in qualifying. He got a caution at the right time and moved to the front. He passed last year’s Champion, Simon Pagenaud, to win.
  • Scott Dixon: Scott was in second place when he got caught out by a caution. He had to pass people all day to get up into third place. It was his 90th podium of his open wheel career.
  • Takuma Sato: Takuma has had a lot of poor finishes the last few years at AJ Foyt Racing. He moved to Andretti Autosport this year and got a good finish in the Grand Prix.
  • Marco Andretti: For the first time in a while, Marco had one of his better runs on a road course. He contended most of the day which led to a top-ten.
  • Ed Jones: Ed got a top-ten in his Indycar debut. He was consistent in his first race.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Carlos Munoz: Carlos was involved in the first lap crash. He tested the car once he was many laps down and then retired with a wishbone failure. He was last in the Grand Prix.
  • Spencer Pigot: Spencer had mechanical issues which caused him to withdraw from the Grand Prix. He was 20th. He is a rookie this year and missed out on an opportunity.
  • Will Power: Will started on pole. He fell back early in the race and had to try an alternate pit strategy to try and work back into the top-five. He was short on fuel and slowed down too much to make it to the end. He was black flagged.
  • Max Chilton: Max had another poor result for Chip Ganassi racing. He was slow no matter what strategy he was running. He has consistently not finished well after coming over from GP2.
  • Conor Daly: Conor had a poor drive as one of Indycar’s young talents. He was well back in the order for AJ Foyt Racing. He lacked speed all weekend.