Numbers to note following the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – the opening race of the 2018 Verizon Indy Car Series season.
1.54 – Average running position for rookie Robert Wickens during the 110 laps of racing on the streets of St. Petersburg.
3 – Positions gained by Spencer Pigot (18th to 15th) and Takuma Sato (15th to 12th) in the final 11 laps of the race.
4 – Drivers since 1946 to win the pole position for their first Indy car race. Robert Wickens joined Jud Larson (1956 - Indiana State Fairgrounds), Nigel Mansell (1993 - Surfers Paradise) and Sebastien Bourdais (2003 - St. Petersburg).
6 – Different teams represented in the top 10 positions at St. Petersburg.
6.36 – Average running position for race winner Sebastien Bourdais during the 110 laps of racing on the streets of St. Petersburgy.
10 – Streak of consecutive races led by Josef Newgarden that ended at St. Pete. It was the third time since 2015 that Team Penske failed to lead a lap in a race (Milwaukee 2015 and Long Beach 2017 were the others)
19 – Age of Matheus Leist and Zachary Claman De Melo at St. Pete. Neither driver was born when Tony Kanaan made his Indy car debut on March 15, 1998.
22 –Positions gained by Graham Rahal (24nd to 2nd), most of any driver.
29 – Laps in which Kanaan improved his position, most of any driver.
37 –Indy car wins for Bourdais, who ranks sixth on the all-time wins list.
201 – Consecutive starts by Marco Andretti, the fourth-longest streak in Indy car history
225 – Consecutive starts by Scott Dixon, the second-longest streak in Indy car history.
283 – Consecutive starts by Kanaan, extending his all-time record.
344 – Indy car starts for Kanaan which tied Helio Castroneves for third on the all-time list.