Honda Grand Prix St. Petersburg
Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL
Streets of St. Petersburg
Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg
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Streets of St. Petersburg
About the track

The 1.8-mile, 14-turn circuit incorporates streets of downtown St. Petersburg and a section of runway of Albert Whitted Airport. After the long frontstrecth, there's a tight right-hander into Turn 1 and then a quick left-hand turn. Plenty of drivers have gotten into trouble in these two turns over the years. There are two other long straights with braking zones that afford opportunities to overtake.

Race Review

Helio Castroneves, who started fifth in the Chevrolet-powered No. 3 Shell V-Power/Pennzoil Ultra Team Penske car, led Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon across the finish line by 5.5292 seconds. Following the final round of pit stops, Castroneves overtook Dixon on the outside of Turn 1 for second place on Lap 72, and three laps later passed JR Hildebrand entering the sharp right-hand turn for the lead and kept Dixon at bay the remaining 25 laps.

"It's a terrific run," team owner Roger Penske said. "It's going to be a great season, and it's great to be back racing."

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Top Three Positions
Helio Castroneves
Team Penske
Scott Dixon
Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Andretti Autosport
Past track winners
Juan Pablo Montoya / 2015
Will Power / 2014
James Hinchcliffe / 2013
Helio Castroneves / 2012
Dario Franchitti / 2011
Will Power / 2010
Ryan Briscoe / 2009
Graham Rahal / 2008
Helio Castroneves / 2007
Helio Castroneves / 2006
Dan Wheldon / 2005
Paul Tracy / 2003