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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: Newgarden beats Dixon to victory

  • Published on 10 Mar 2019 20:46
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Josef Newgarden has taken the first race win of the season, holding off reigning champion Scott Dixon in the final laps to take the chequered flag.

Newgarden started the race from second place behind teammate Will Power, who fought much of the race for the lead with rookie Felix Rosenqvist.

However, Power and Rosenqvist had to settle for third and fourth place respectively, with both drivers losing out in the pit stops.

Both drivers almost came together after Rosenqvist's first pit stop, and had to hit the brakes as he rejoined to avoid hitting the back of Power, who was filtering back onto the racing line. 

Alexander Rossi crossed the line in sixth place, and was the only Andretti Autosport car to finish inside the top ten.

Rossi's teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay retired early on after his Honda engine expired, while Zach Veach was 14th, one place ahead of Tony Kanaan who was the last of the classified runners.

James Hinchcliffe was sixth for Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, heading Simon Pagenaud and rookie Colton Herta, who impressed the IndyCar community with his pace during Saturday's qualifying session.

Santino Ferrucci was ninth, recovering from his tough day yesterday that saw him crash out of qualifying, while Jack Harvey rounded out the top ten.

Sebastien Bourdais retired from the race with an engine failure, as he was aiming to make it three wins in three years in St Petersburg. Former Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson also retired from the event with a mechanical problem. 

 

  Driver Diff.
1. Josef Newgarden -
2. Scott Dixon 2.8998
3. Will Power 12.7442
4. Felix Rosenqvist 14.5858
5. Alexander Rossi 18.3616
6. James Hinchcliffe 31.1596
7. Simon Pagenaud 31.4401
8. Colton Herta 40.4700
9. Santino Ferrucci 57.6029
10. Jack Harvey 59.1909
11. Spencer Pigot 1:02.6866
12. Graham Rahal 1 Laps
13. Marco Andretti 1 Laps
14. Zach Veach 1 Laps
15. Tony Kanaan 1 Laps
16. Max Chilton 1 Laps
17. Charlie Kimball 1 Laps
18. Ben Hanley 2 Laps
19. Takuma Sato RET
20. Marcus Ericsson RET
21. Ed Jones RET
22. Matheus Leist RET
23. Ryan Hunter-Reay RET
24. Sebastien Bourdais RET

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  • I like the Indy reporting being introduced here. May I also suggest reporting on Formula E. It's polarizing to be sure, but I think it would spark good discussion.

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