The St. Petersburg (Fla.) City Council voted unanimously June 21 to extend the race agreement with Green Savoree St. Petersburg, owners of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, until 2017.

Helio Castroneves won the eighth IZOD IndyCar Series edition of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March.

“We very much appreciate the continued support of the City of St. Petersburg City Council, Mayor Bill Foster and his staff,” said Tim Ramsberger, Vice President and General Manager for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "We enjoy and value a tremendous partnership with the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County and sponsors and will continue our efforts to stage a quality international sporting event showcasing our community to the world."

The 2013 race weekend is March 22-24, and tickets on sale in November. For more information, visit

“St. Petersburg hosts many events, but none heightens our city’s visibility as much as the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,” Foster said. “Each year, we welcome more than 150,000 race fans from nearly every state in the country, Canada, South America, Japan and Europe. The race also brings beautiful images of our city to 180 million homes in 171 countries around the globe. That’s exposure we can’t buy."