The opening round of the Verizon Indy Car series was held on the streets of St. Petersburg in Florida. The picturesque 14 turn street circuit is about 2 miles in length and encompasses the beautiful harbor front, the Al Lang Stadium, Dali Museum, and part of the Albert Whitted Airport. Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet was at the top of the combined practice sessions with a time of 01:01.3621 and top speed of 105.603 mph after 74 laps. Hope you like the photos.
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For the mid-day first practice session headed over to the inside of Turn 12 for front and 3/4 front shots of the cars. This would be a good opportunity to check out the new front aero kits and the different approaches taken by Chevrolet and Honda.
For Saturday mid-day practice went to the outside of Turn 3 to get shots of the cars going through this narrow part of the course. To the right of Turn 3, you can watch the Indy Cars speeding through the Turn 2 complex. Here’s, Charlie Kimball in the #83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing.