FBC indi Episode #20 — St. Petersburg Grand Prix Review

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The first race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, is in the books, and what a great race weekend it was.  There was an assortment of both the usual suspects leading practice as well as some surprises, drama about brakes and cooling issues, and a few off-track excursions that sent crews into furious action to rebuild their racing machines.  The entire Mazda Road to Indy was on hand and the USF2000 series debuted the new 2017 chassis from Tatus which proved to be a great platform and provided excellent racing action.

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Rossi has to improve his qualifying to run better at Barber or Mid-Ohio as they’re quite difficult to pass cleanly. Power might have been on a fuel saving strategy, but not at the restart. Track position is far too important to just left Hinch by. I think he was just taken by surprise because you would at least expect a driver to defend, place the car a bit off the apex knowing he was on the outside, then drive defensively in the passing areas. It was just a great move by Hinch. Kanaan and Aleshin was an accident. The former… Read more »