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Wickens to make IndyCar paddock return at St Pete

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Wickens to make IndyCar paddock return at St Pete
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Mar 6, 2019, 12:11 AM

Robert Wickens will return to the IndyCar paddock for the first time since his dramatic crash at Pocono last year at the 2019 season opener in St Petersburg this weekend.

The Canadian confirmed on social media that he'll be attending the race, taking part in the official signing session on the Friday and a meet-and-greet through tyre supplier Firestone on the Sunday.

 

The St Pete visit doesn't just mark Wickens' return to an IndyCar race after his crash, but also marks the one-year anniversary of his stunning debut in the series.

The former DTM star took pole and led the majority of the race before clashing with Alex Rossi just two laps from the end.

Wickens is technically still part of the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport outfit this season, his #6 entry put on ice until he's ready to return to the cockpit.

The team's new signing Marcus Ericsson will therefore run #7 this season, highlighting that he's not a direct replacement for Wickens.

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Series IndyCar
Event St. Pete
Drivers Robert Wickens
Teams Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Author Andrew van Leeuwen