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2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

The 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was the first round of the 2015 IndyCar Series, the race took place on March 29 in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the city's temporary street course. The race was won by Juan Pablo Montoya with Will Power finishing second, both racing for Team Penske.[1] Tony Kanaan finished third ahead of Hélio Castroneves, and Simon Pagenaud. The top finishing rookie in the race was Gabby Chaves, in 17th position.

United States 2015 St. Petersburg
Race details
1st round of the 2015 IndyCar Series season
St. Petersburg street & airport racing circuit.svg
DateMarch 29, 2015
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
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time1:00.6931
Fastest lap
DriverHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
Time1:01.8607 (on lap 95 of 110)
Podium
FirstJuan Pablo Montoya (Team Penske)
SecondWill Power (Team Penske)
ThirdTony Kanaan (Chip Ganassi Racing)

ReportEdit

Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Name Grp. Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
1 1   Will Power W 2 1:00.8344 1:00.6509 1:00.6931
2 22   Simon Pagenaud 1 1:01.4300 1:00.8645 1:00.7252
3 3   Hélio Castroneves W 2 1:01.0488 1:01.0425 1:00.8356
4 2   Juan Pablo Montoya 1 1:01.1878 1:00.9720 1:00.8532
5 14   Takuma Sato 1 1:01.3370 1:00.9704 1:01.1496
6 11   Sébastien Bourdais 2 1:01.4272 1:00.9378 1:01.1545
7 10   Tony Kanaan 1 1:01.4209 1:01.1182
8 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay 1 1:01.4907 1:01.1670
9 9   Scott Dixon 2 1:01.1961 1:01.2285
10 21   Josef Newgarden 1 1:01.4945 1:01.2478
11 25   Simona de Silvestro 1 1:01.5475 1:01.3657
12 27   Marco Andretti 2 1:01.3776 1:01.4765
13 83   Charlie Kimball 1 1:01.5727
14 26   Carlos Muñoz 2 1:01.4890
15 15   Graham Rahal W 1 1:01.5742
16 5   James Hinchcliffe W 2 1:01.5780
17 4   Stefano Coletti R 1 1:01.6727
18 8   Sage Karam R 2 1:01.8011
19 20   Luca Filippi 1 1:01.6736
20 7   James Jakes 2 1:01.8323
21 41   Jack Hawksworth 1 1:02.0095
22 98   Gabby Chaves R 2 1:01.9705
23 19   Francesco Dracone R 1 1:04.2654
24 18   Carlos Huertas 2 1:01.9716
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

Race resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Pts.1
1 2   Juan Pablo Montoya W Team Penske Chevrolet 110 2:16:58.1079 3 4 27 51
2 1   Will Power W Team Penske Chevrolet 110 +0.9930 3 1 75 44
3 10   Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 110 +11.1685 3 7 35
4 3   Hélio Castroneves W Team Penske Chevrolet 110 +11.4376 3 3 1 33
5 22   Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet 110 +12.3909 3 2 2 31
6 11   Sébastien Bourdais KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 110 +16.4923 3 6 28
7 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 110 +27.7102 3 8 26
8 41   Jack Hawksworth A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 110 +34.9206 5 21 5 25
9 20   Luca Filippi CFH Racing Chevrolet 110 +38.1564 3 19 22
10 27   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda 110 +38.6910 4 12 20
11 15   Graham Rahal W Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 110 +40.3895 4 15 19
12 21   Josef Newgarden CFH Racing Chevrolet 110 +51.7710 3 10 18
13 14   Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 110 +52.2688 4 5 17
14 26   Carlos Muñoz Andretti Autosport Honda 110 +56.7210 5 14 16
15 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 110 +59.6613 6 9 15
16 5   James Hinchcliffe W Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 110 +1:02.4581 4 16 14
17 98   Gabby Chaves R Bryan Herta Autosport Honda 110 +1:03.0667 5 22 13
18 25   Simona de Silvestro Andretti Autosport Honda 110 +1:03.1422 8 11 12
19 8   Sage Karam R Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 109 +1 Lap 4 18 11
20 4   Stefano Coletti R KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 109 +1 Lap 6 17 10
21 83   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 109 +1 Lap 5 13 9
22 7   James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 100 +10 Laps 5 20 8
23 19   Francesco Dracone R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 70 Mechanical 4 23 7
24 18   Carlos Huertas Dale Coyne Racing Honda 70 Mechanical 1 24 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 raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lewandowski, Dave (March 29, 2015). "Montoya overpowering in season-opening win". IndyCar Series. INDYCAR. Retrieved July 16, 2016.

External linksEdit