Dario Franchitti finally notched his first pole at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his place in the front row for this weekend’s IndyCar race.
Takuma Sato discovered that the drink system had failed again—for a different reason from the last race.
Ryan Hunter-Reay claims Verizon P1 Award.
Takuma Sato on Barber Motorsport Park: "Average speed is high too so to get good balance for both aero and mechanical is the key."
A.J. Foyt’s new driver, Takuma Sato, qualifies second for best start ever in Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Power posted a best lap of 1 minute, 1.2070 seconds in the 10-minute Firestone Fast Six session that culminated the three rounds of knockout qualifications
“Firestone Fast Six” Qualifying Results (mph): 1. Will Power (105.870); 2. Takuma Sato (105.2333); 3. Simona de Silvestro (104.910); 4. James Hinchfliffe (104.816); 5. Helio Castroneves (104.686); 6. Tristan Vautier (104.408).
For the fourth year, Penske’s Will Power earned the pole on the street circuit in St. Pete. The surprise was Japanese racer Takuma Sato taking the second grid slot for AJ Foyt Racing.
Sato continues to show speed in ABC Supply Honda as IZOD IndyCar Series kicks off in St. Petersburg
A.J. Foyt Racing’s Takuma Sato led the dozen Honda-powered competitors on Friday.
The IZOD IndyCar series has officially started the new season on the temporary special built circuit in St. Petersburg, Florida with Team Penske’s Power setting the fastest time.
“You must be quite careful going through Turn 1 at the start and on the re-starts," said Takuma Sato.
Testing at the Barber Motorsports Park ended with the Australian maintaining the fastest lap time. Up next is the St. Pete race on March 24.