2023 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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Streets of St. Petersburg
March 5, 2023

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Race Top Five

RankDriverCar No.Laps LedPoints
1Marcus Ericsson8451
2Pato O'Ward52341
3Scott Dixon9336
4Alexander Rossi7-32
5Callum Ilott77-30

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Passing Analysis

Passing Index*4.87
Position Passes128
Position Passing Index*3.67
* Passing Index (PI) is number of passes per 100 miles completed. Position Passing Index (PPI) is number of position passes per 100 miles completed. For historical passing analysis, visit the History tab.


Post-Race Analysis

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Section ResultsView PDF




RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Marcus Ericsson8410002:05:30.79074Running5186.0473
2Pato O'Ward5310002:05:33.202023Running4186.0193
3Scott Dixon9910002:05:33.71643Running3686.0133
4Alexander Rossi71210002:05:37.5596-Running3285.9693
5Callum Ilott772210002:05:39.0557-Running3085.9523
6Graham Rahal152010002:05:41.5578-Running2885.9243
7Will Power121010002:05:42.4705-Running2685.9133
8Alex Palou10710002:05:45.5151-Running2485.8793
9Christian Lundgaard451110002:05:45.7435-Running2285.8763
10David Malukas181610002:05:46.23082Running2185.8714
11Marcus Armstrong111310002:05:46.5956-Running1985.8674
12Agustin Canapino782110002:05:58.9239-Running1885.7263
13Scott McLaughlin369902:06:19.887437Running2084.6356
14Conor Daly20269902:06:28.0446-Running1684.5445
15Kyle Kirkwood2759702:06:10.8940-Running1583.0235
16Sting Ray Robb51239602:02:21.3481-Off Course1484.7366
17Josef Newgarden2149502:00:44.6999-Running1384.9724
18Romain Grosjean2817101:30:21.146131Contact1484.8683
19Felix Rosenqvist685101:57:35.2383-Retired1146.8423
20Colton Herta2624901:04:24.8942-Contact1082.1552
21Rinus VeeKay21244100:50:50.9928-Contact987.0803
22Jack Harvey30194100:50:51.9701-Contact887.0522
23Helio Castroneves0615000:00:01.4598-Contact70.0000
24Santino Ferrucci1417000:00:01.5170-Contact60.0000
25Devlin DeFrancesco2918000:00:01.6639-Contact50.0000
26Simon Pagenaud6025000:00:05.1264-Contact50.0000
27Benjamin Pedersen5527000:00:06.2961-Contact50.0000
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Race Notes
  • The 2023 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was 100 laps on the 14-turn, 1.8-mile temporary street circuit totaling 180 miles. The pit road speed was 50 mph and the fuel window was 19–40 laps under green-flag conditions, depending on pit strategy.
  • Pole sitter Romain Grosjean gridded drivers' left and the green flag to start the race was shown the third time by the start-line flag stand. Indy car race winner Oriol Servia drove the Honda Civic Type-R pace car.
  • Five minutes before the scheduled green-flag time, the ambient temperature was 83 degrees with partly cloudy skies. The track temperature was 114 degrees according to Firestone engineers.
  • At 12:25 p.m. EST, golfing legend Annika Sorenstam gave the command, "Drivers, start your engines." All 27 engines fired and all cars rolled on the grid.
  • All cars but those of Scott McLaughlin, Felix Rosenqvist, Scott Dixon, Will Power, Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden, Santino Ferrucci, Graham Rahal, Calllum Ilott and Benjamin Pedersen started on alternate green-sidewalled Firestone Firehawk tires. Each car was required to use one set of new alternate ties and one set of primary tires during the race, unless rain tires were used in the race due to weather.
  • Grosjean led the field into Turn 1, however the race slowed almost immediately when a multi-car incident in Turn 3 brought out a yellow flag. The race was subsequently red flagged for a total of 19 minutes and 25 seconds while INDYCAR tended to the drivers involved and cleared the track.
    • Seven cars were involved in the incident: No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet of Rosenqvist, No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of Helio Castroneves, No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Ferrucci, No. 29 Andretti Autosport Honda of Devlin DeFrancesco, No. 51 Dale Coyne Racing Honda of Sting Ray Robb, No. 55 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Benjamin Pedersen, and No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of Simon Pagenaud.
    • All drivers who were unable to continue in the race were checked and released from the IU Health INDYCAR Medical Unit, including DeFrancesco whose car went airborne after being hit by Pedersen.
    • Engines re-fired at 12:54 p.m. and yellow-flag conditions resumed.
  • The race restarted at the conclusion of Lap 5 and continued free of incidents for 22 laps until the caution flag flew again, kicking off a string of three cautions.
    • Lap 37: The No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet of Conor Daly made contact in Turn 9 and was stopped on course. During the four-lap caution, the leaders were McLaughlin, Grosjean, Pato O'Ward, Marcus Ericsson and Dixon.
    • Lap 42: The No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet of Rinus VeeKay made contact with the tire barrier in Turn 4, collecting the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda of Jack Harvey. Subsequently, the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda of Kyle Kirkwood vaulted over Harvey's car after contact. Out of an abundance of caution, Harvey was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation but was in stable condition. The caution lasted for seven laps and the race returned to green-flag running at the conclusion of Lap 49.
    • Lap 50: The No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda of Colton Herta made contact with the tire barrier in Turn 8 after earlier contact with the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet of Will Power. Power was assessed a penalty for avoidable contact and was sent to the back of the field while Herta left the race. The race returned to green at the end of Lap 54.
  • Dominance continued for leader McLaughlin and second-place Grosjean — the pair had swapped positions during the first round of green-flag pit stops — until they came together in Turn 3 on Lap 72 while battling for the lead. The incident ended Grosjean's race while McLaughlin was able to continue but ended up finishing a lap down.
  • With McLaughlin and Grosjean out of the race, O'Ward inherited the lead on Lap 74 followed by Ericsson in the second position and Dixon in third.
  • On Lap 97, O'Ward's car experienced a "plenum event" and momentarily lost power coming out of Turn 14, allowing Ericsson to sweep to the lead on the frontstretch. O'Ward dropped to second but was able to keep Dixon behind him.
  • Ericsson went on to lead the final four laps of the race and took the checkered flag with a 2.4113-second margin of victory.
  • The result was Ericsson's fourth series victory and first of 2023. His last win came at the 2022 Indianapolis 500. The victory also marked Chip Ganassi's second win in St. Petersburg, having previously won with Dario Franchitti in 2011.
  • O'Ward finished second, his 14th podium and 24th top-five finish in 56 starts. The result matched his best finish at St. Petersburg.
  • Dixon finished third, his seventh podium finish at St. Petersburg and the 132nd podium of his Indy car career. It was also his 193rd top-five finish, which ties Mario Andretti's all-time record.
  • Callum Ilott finished fifth, his best result since joining the series. His previous best finish of eighth was at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in May 2022.
  • Championship points after the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg:
    1. Ericsson 51
    2. O'Ward 41
    3. Dixon 36
    4. Rossi 32
    5. Ilott 30
    6. Rahal 28
    7. Power 26
    8. Palou 24
    9. Lundgaard 22
    10. Malukas 21


RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Colton Herta2601:00.588615106.95120--.------.----
2Kyle Kirkwood2701:00.721319106.717220.13270.1327
3Scott Dixon901:00.837716106.513220.24910.1164
4Helio Castroneves601:00.983320106.259240.39470.1456
5Callum Ilott7701:01.032017106.174260.44340.0487
6Josef Newgarden201:01.04058106.159260.45190.0085
7Alex Palou1001:01.19328105.894220.60460.1527
8Will Power1201:01.220424105.847260.63180.0272
9Simon Pagenaud6001:01.249021105.798220.66040.0286
10Marcus Ericsson801:01.25967105.779260.67100.0106
11Romain Grosjean2801:01.288824105.729260.70020.0292
12Devlin DeFrancesco2901:01.340317105.640230.75170.0515
13Christian Lundgaard4501:01.378018105.575190.78940.0377
14Marcus Armstrong1101:01.418319105.506260.82970.0403
15Graham Rahal1501:01.440620105.468220.85200.0223
16Jack Harvey3001:01.486417105.389230.89780.0458
17Scott McLaughlin301:01.493523105.377240.90490.0071
18Rinus VeeKay2101:01.515911105.339260.92730.0224
19Pato O'Ward501:01.538121105.301220.94950.0222
20Felix Rosenqvist601:01.538211105.300230.94960.0001
21David Malukas1801:01.87397104.729261.28530.3357
22Agustin Canapino7801:01.945611104.608191.35700.0717
23Conor Daly2001:02.074415104.391241.48580.1288
24Alexander Rossi701:02.196716104.186231.60810.1223
25Sting Ray Robb5101:02.58127103.545211.99260.3845
26Santino Ferrucci1401:02.721518103.314232.13290.1403
27Benjamin Pedersen5501:03.140611102.628202.55200.4191
— Warm-up: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Warm-up for the 2023 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg began on time at 9 a.m. EST. The session was 30 minutes in duration.
  • There were no incidents that interrupted warm-up, which ran green from flag to flag.
  • Colton Herta ended the session with the fastest lap in the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda: 1:00.5886.


Firestone Fast Six
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Romain Grosjean2859.5532108.81055--.------.----
2Colton Herta2659.9687108.056330.41550.4155
3Pato O'Ward501:00.0163107.971550.46310.0476
4Marcus Ericsson801:00.4435107.208550.89030.4272
5Scott McLaughlin3No Time0.000020.00000.0000
6Kyle Kirkwood27No Time0.000000.00000.0000
— Firestone Fast Six: Results (PDF) | Overall Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Qualifying Notes
  • Qualifying for the NTT P1 Award consists of three segments. In the first round, each group receives 10 minutes of track time. The fastest six cars from each group advance to Round 2 while the remaining cars are assigned positions 13 to 27. Group 1 drivers will occupy the odd-numbered positions while Group 2 drivers will occupy the even-numbered positions based on their fastest lap times. During Round 2, the 12 advancing cars receive 10 minutes of track time with the fastest six advancing to the Firestone Fast Six while the remaining cars are ranked in positions seven through 12 based on their fastest laps. During the Firestone Fast Six, the six cars receive six minutes of guaranteed green-flag time. At the end of session, cars are ranked one through six based on their fastest laps.
  • Qualifying in St. Petersburg began on time at 2:15 p.m. EST.
  • Fifteen minutes prior to the start time, the ambient temperature at the temporary street circuit was 82 degrees with fair skies. The track temperature was 119 degrees according to Firestone engineers.
  • Immediately after the start of the session with Group 1, the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Santino Ferrucci was judged to have left its pit box early. Ferrucci was issued a drive-through penalty for violating Rule which involves not following the direction of INDYCAR.
  • Near the end of Group 1 qualifying, the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of Simon Pagenaud made contact with the tire barrier in Turn 4. New rules in 2023 allow for stopping the clock for the first red flag of a qualifying segment which allowed INDYCAR to provide drivers one timed lap to finish Group 1. Pagenaud, however, was assessed a penalty and stripped of his two fastest laps and the ability to advance for causing a red flag.
  • Group 2 and Round 2 ran without incident, except for a local yellow penalty levied against the No. 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda of Jack Harvey during Round 2 qualifying. For running afoul of Rule, Harvey lost his fastest lap but was still able to advance to the Firestone Fast Six.
  • Colton Herta, Kyle Kirkwood, Romain Grosjean, Pato O'Ward, Marcus Ericsson and Scott McLaughlin competed in the Firestone Fast Six for the NTT P1 Award.
  • Due to the round having guaranteed green-flag time, the two red flags during the Firestone Fast Six stopped the clock:
    • Almost immediately after its start time at 3:17 p.m., a red flag was displayed for Round 3 when the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda of Kyle Kirkwood made contact with the barrier in Turn 14. The car later came to rest near pit entry.
    • With 14 seconds left on the clock, the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet of Scott McLaughlin made contact in Turn 12 and spun off course in Turn 13.
  • Both drivers lost their two fastest laps for causing red flags.
  • Grosjean ended the final round of qualifying with the fastest lap: 59.5532 seconds. The effort marked his second career pole position. Grosjean's first pole was at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in May 2021.
Round 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Colton Herta2659.5442108.82745--.------.----
2Kyle Kirkwood2759.6357108.660440.09150.0915
3Romain Grosjean2859.7320108.485670.18780.0963
4Pato O'Ward559.7367108.476450.19250.0047
5Marcus Ericsson859.7624108.429770.21820.0257
6Scott McLaughlin359.7686108.418550.22440.0062
7Alex Palou1059.7781108.401560.23390.0095
8Felix Rosenqvist659.7971108.366450.25290.0190
9Scott Dixon959.8010108.359450.25680.0039
10Will Power1259.9482108.093440.40400.1472
11Christian Lundgaard4559.9618108.069670.41760.0136
12Alexander Rossi701:00.0040107.993240.45980.0422
— Round 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list
Round 1 Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott Dixon959.8213108.32377--.------.----
2Colton Herta2659.8220108.321670.00070.0007
3Romain Grosjean2859.8790108.218670.05770.0570
4Alex Palou1059.8879108.202780.06660.0089
5Alexander Rossi759.9527108.085670.13140.0648
6Will Power1201:00.0211107.962670.19980.0684
7Josef Newgarden201:00.0605107.891670.23920.0394
8David Malukas1801:00.0796107.857560.25830.0191
9Devlin DeFrancesco2901:00.1798107.677660.35850.1002
10Graham Rahal1501:00.3714107.336880.55010.1916
11Callum Ilott7701:00.3868107.308270.56550.0154
12Rinus VeeKay2101:00.4831107.137680.66180.0963
13Conor Daly2001:00.6066106.919660.78530.1235
14Benjamin Pedersen5501:01.4355105.476771.61420.8289
— Round 1 Group 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list
Round 1 Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Felix Rosenqvist659.9396108.10955--.------.----
2Christian Lundgaard4501:00.0121107.978880.07250.0725
3Kyle Kirkwood2701:00.0451107.919880.10550.0330
4Pato O'Ward501:00.1146107.794660.17500.0695
5Scott McLaughlin301:00.1201107.784680.18050.0055
6Marcus Ericsson801:00.2018107.638880.26220.0817
7Marcus Armstrong1101:00.3158107.435660.37620.1140
8Helio Castroneves601:00.5049107.099580.56530.1891
9Santino Ferrucci1401:00.5301107.054880.59050.0252
10Jack Harvey3001:00.7270106.707680.78740.1969
11Agustin Canapino7801:01.0692106.109661.12960.3422
12Sting Ray Robb5101:02.3711103.894882.43151.3019
13Simon Pagenaud6006:37.411216.306335:37.47165:35.0401
— Round 1 Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Practice 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Colton Herta2601:00.077921107.86026--.------.----
2Scott McLaughlin301:00.251122107.550270.17320.1732
3Rinus VeeKay2101:00.460115107.178200.38220.2090
4Kyle Kirkwood2701:00.529418107.055220.45150.0693
5Alex Palou1001:00.696023106.762290.61810.1666
6Marcus Ericsson801:00.700322106.754270.62240.0043
7Romain Grosjean2801:00.768014106.635190.69010.0677
8Felix Rosenqvist601:00.817315106.549180.73940.0493
9Alexander Rossi701:00.839417106.510230.76150.0221
10Pato O'Ward501:00.93066106.351210.85270.0912
11David Malukas1801:00.970723106.281250.89280.0401
12Jack Harvey3001:01.032621106.173260.95470.0619
13Scott Dixon901:01.13834105.989151.06040.1057
14Christian Lundgaard4501:01.145919105.976221.06800.0076
15Josef Newgarden201:01.220521105.847261.14260.0746
16Helio Castroneves601:01.237717105.817241.15980.0172
17Conor Daly2001:01.262921105.774261.18500.0252
18Simon Pagenaud6001:01.411019105.519221.33310.1481
19Will Power1201:01.428420105.489271.35050.0174
20Marcus Armstrong1101:01.48185105.397261.40390.0534
21Callum Ilott7701:01.509816105.349221.43190.0280
22Agustin Canapino7801:01.706318105.014241.62840.1965
23Graham Rahal1501:01.829222104.805221.75130.1229
24Santino Ferrucci1401:01.886220104.708241.80830.0570
25Benjamin Pedersen5501:02.986222102.880262.90831.1000
26Sting Ray Robb5101:03.22723102.48893.14930.2410
27Devlin DeFrancesco2901:04.03651101.19243.95860.8093
— Practice 2: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Practice 2 started 10 minutes after its scheduled time with a 10:10 a.m. EST green flag. The session consisted of 45 minutes of green-flag time in a one-hour window, allowing for 15 minutes of red flags with the clock stopped.
  • Three red flags slowed the action during Practice 2:
    • Fourteen minutes into practice, the No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda of Romain Grosjean stopped of course in Turn 13. Grosjean was assessed a five-minute time penalty for causing the five-minute red flag. The driver was able to continue in the session, ultimately finishing with the seventh-fastest lap.
    • Six minutes after returning to green-flag running, the No. 51 Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda of Sting Ray Robb made contact with the barrier in Turn 3. Robb was able to exit his race car without assistance from the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team and was later checked and released by the IU Health INDYCAR Medical Unit.
    • Near the end of the session, the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Scott Dixon made contact with the tire barrier in Turn 4. The five-minute stoppage caused the 15-minute buffer to be exceeded, forcing the clock to begin counting down. Dixon exited his race car without assistance, and was later checked and released by the care center.
  • Less than three minutes were on the clock following the third red flag for Dixon and most drivers had switched to alternate green-sidewalled Firestone tires.
  • Colton Herta and the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda ended the session with the fastest lap: 1:00.0779.
  • The top 12 was separated by less than a second, with 0.9547 seconds separating Herta and 12-fastest Jack Harvey.

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott Dixon901:01.614528105.17029--.------.----
2Colton Herta2601:01.647525105.114250.03300.0330
3Alex Palou1001:01.679023105.060250.06450.0315
4Kyle Kirkwood2701:01.685112105.050260.07060.0061
5Simon Pagenaud6001:01.696326105.031280.08180.0112
6Rinus VeeKay2101:01.851425104.767250.23690.1551
7David Malukas1801:01.861312104.750240.24680.0099
8Will Power1201:01.891527104.699270.27700.0302
9Marcus Armstrong1101:01.944435104.610350.32990.0529
10Scott McLaughlin301:01.988222104.536260.37370.0438
11Pato O'Ward501:02.017718104.486230.40320.0295
12Callum Ilott7701:02.036024104.455250.42150.0183
13Marcus Ericsson801:02.073323104.393290.45880.0373
14Romain Grosjean2801:02.106416104.337300.49190.0331
15Felix Rosenqvist601:02.109418104.332260.49490.0030
16Devlin DeFrancesco2901:02.250720104.095260.63620.1413
17Jack Harvey3001:02.323624103.973260.70910.0729
18Helio Castroneves601:02.329024103.964250.71450.0054
19Agustin Canapino7801:02.362934103.908340.74840.0339
20Santino Ferrucci1401:02.403229103.841290.78870.0403
21Alexander Rossi701:02.461619103.744220.84710.0584
22Josef Newgarden201:02.515016103.655170.90050.0534
23Conor Daly2001:02.548027103.600290.93350.0330
24Sting Ray Robb5101:02.815735103.159371.20120.2677
25Christian Lundgaard4501:03.041211102.790131.42670.2255
26Graham Rahal1501:03.138917102.631181.52440.0977
27Benjamin Pedersen5501:03.513421102.026261.89890.3745
— Practice 1: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • The start time for Practice 1, the first on-track action of the 2023 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race weekend, was delayed by 15 minutes. The session went green at 3:15 p.m. EST.
  • The first of three red flags emerged 10 minutes into practice when the No. 55 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Benjamin Pedersen went off course in Turn 4. Pedersen was assessed a five-minute time penalty for causing the three-minute red flag.
  • Eight minutes after practice resumed, INDYCAR issued a red flag for a track inspection focused on the surface of Turn 3. The second stoppage was six minutes in duration.
  • At 3:52 p.m., Simon Pagenaud stopped on track in Turn 4 and required assistance. For running afoul of Rule, Pagenaud was assessed a five-minute time penalty.
  • Following the two-minute red flag for Pagenaud, the remainder of Practice 1 ran under a green flag.
  • At the conclusion of 75 minutes, Scott Dixon's 1:01.6145 in the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was the fastest lap turned by the 27-driver field.

Green Flag12:30 p.m. EST *
Drivers Start Your Engines12:23 p.m.
Race BroadcastNoon on NBC
Qualifying2:15 p.m. Saturday
Practice Sessions3:15–4:30 3–4:15 p.m. Friday
10:10–11:10 10–11 a.m. Saturday (45-minute session)
9–9:30 a.m. Sunday (warm-up)
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Starting LineupView Table
Qualifications GroupsView Table
Entry ListView Table
Spotter GuideView Web | View PDF
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Push-to-Pass Parameters150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation. The push-to-pass is not available on the initial start or any restart unless it occurs in the final two laps or three minutes of a timed race.
Tires Available per EntrySix primary sets, five alternate sets (teams must return a set of each before qualifying). One additional set of primary tires is available to rookie drivers for use in the Friday afternoon practice session.

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
128Romain GrosjeanHondaAlternate
226Colton HertaHondaAlternate
35Pato O'WardChevroletAlternate
48Marcus EricssonHondaAlternate
527Kyle KirkwoodHondaAlternate
63Scott McLaughlinChevroletPrimary
710Alex PalouHondaAlternate
86Felix RosenqvistChevroletPrimary
99Scott DixonHondaPrimary
1012Will PowerChevroletPrimary
1145Christian LundgaardHondaAlternate
127Alexander RossiChevroletPrimary
1311Marcus Armstrong (R)HondaAlternate
142Josef NewgardenChevroletPrimary
1506Helio CastronevesHondaAlternate
1618David MalukasHondaAlternate
1714Santino FerrucciChevroletPrimary
1829Devlin DeFrancescoHondaAlternate
1930Jack HarveyHondaAlternate
2015Graham RahalHondaPrimary
2178Agustin Canapino (R)ChevroletAlternate
2277Callum IlottChevroletPrimary
2351Sting Ray Robb (R)HondaAlternate
2421Rinus VeeKayChevroletAlternate
2560Simon PagenaudHondaAlternate
2620Conor DalyChevroletAlternate
2755Benajmin Pedersen (R)ChevroletPrimary
(R) Rookie
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Qualifications Groups

Group 1DriverGroup 2Driver
3Scott McLaughlin26Colton Herta
27Kyle Kirkwood21Rinus VeeKay
8Marcus Ericsson10Alex Palou
6Felix Rosenqvist28Romain Grosjean
5Pato O'Ward7Alexander Rossi
30Jack Harvey18David Malukas
45Christian Lundgaard9Scott Dixon
06Helio Castroneves2Josef Newgarden
60Simon Pagenaud20Conor Daly
11Marcus Armstrong12Will Power
78Agustin Canapino77Callum Ilott
14Santino Ferrucci15Graham Rahal
51Sting Ray Robb55Benjamin Pedersen
29Devlin DeFrancesco
— Qualifications Groups: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAHitachiTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlinChristchurch, New ZealandDEX ImagingTeam PenskeChevrolet
5Pato O'WardMonterrey, MexicoArrow McLarenArrow McLarenChevrolet
06Helio CastronevesSao Paulo, BrazilAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
6Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenArrow McLarenArrow McLarenChevrolet
7Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USAArrow McLarenArrow McLarenChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SwedenHuski ChocolateChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Alex PalouBarcelona, SpainThe American LegionChip Ganassi RacingHonda
11Marcus Armstrong (R)Christchurch, New ZealandRidgeline LubricantsChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Santino FerrucciWoodbury, Connecticut, USAAJ Foyt Racing / Sexton PropertiesAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAUnited RentalsRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18David MalukasChicago, Illinois, USAHMD TruckingDale Coyne Racing with HMDHonda
20Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USABitnile.comEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKayHoofddorp, NetherlandsBitnile.comEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
26Colton HertaValencia, California, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Kyle KirkwoodJupiter, Florida, USAAutoNationAndretti AutosportHonda
28Romain GrosjeanGeneva, SwitzerlandDHLAndretti AutosportHonda
29Devlin DeFrancescoToronto, CanadaCapstoneAndretti AutosportHonda
30Jack HarveyBassingham, EnglandKustom EntertainmentRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
45Christian LundgaardHedensted, DenmarkHy-VeeRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
51Sting Ray Robb (R)Boise, Idaho, USAbiohavenDale Coyne Racing with RWRHonda
55Benjamin Pedersen (R)Copenhagen, DenmarkAJ Foyt Racing / Sexton PropertiesAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
60Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
77Callum IlottCambridge, EnglandJuncos Hollinger RacingJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
78Agustín Canapino (R)Arrecifes, ArgentinaJuncos Hollinger RacingJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
(R) — Denotes Rookie of the Year candidate
— Entry List: PDF


Track TypeTemporary street circuit
Length1.8 miles
Race Distance100 laps (180 miles)
Number of Turns14
Track Map
2023 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg track map
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@GPSTPETE, #FirestoneGP

Past Driver Performance IndexView PDF
Last Five Wins— 2022: Scott McLaughlin, Team Penske
— 2021: Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport
— 2020: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
— 2019: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
— 2018: Sebastien Bourdais, Dale Coyne Racing
Last Five Poles— 2022: Scott McLaughlin, Team Penske (59.4821)
— 2021: Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport (1:00:3210)
— 2020: Will Power, Team Penske (1:01.0369)
— 2019: Will Power, Team Penske (1:00.4594)
— 2018: Robert Wickens, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (1:01.6643)
Qualifying Lap Record59.3466 (Will Power of Team Penske on Feb. 26, 2022)

Historical Passing Analysis

YearMiles CompletedPassesPI*Position PassesPPI*
* Passing Index (PI) is number of passes per 100 miles completed. Position Passing Index (PPI) is number of position passes per 100 miles completed.

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