ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Some of the massive names of the NTT IndyCar Series, mixed with burgeoning younger expertise, zoomed to the highest of the timing monitor throughout Sunday morning’s warmup session for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Pole winner Colton Herta’s No. 26 Honda was the quickest at 1:00.6632 across the 1.8-mile, 14-turn non permanent road course.
The two large winners of final 12 months’s main titles have been subsequent within the 30-minute session. Takuma Sato, winner of the a hundred and fifth Indianapolis 500, was second quickest with a lap at 1:00.6768. That was a tick quicker than six-time and defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, whose greatest lap was 1:00.8022.
Team Penske rookie Scott McLaughlin was fourth within the No. 3 Chevrolet at 1:008.8720 adopted by final 12 months’s IndyCar Series rookie of the 12 months, Rinus VeeKay’s No. 21 Chevrolet. The younger driver from The Netherlands ran a time at 1:00.9414.
Alex Palou, final week’s race winner at Barber Motorsports Park, was sixth at 1:01.0169 within the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing.
The NBC broadcast begins at 12 midday Eastern Time with the race set to start at 12:42 p.m.