Chip Ganassi Racing team owner Chip Ganassi was very happy following what he described as a super solid day for his team at the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Defending series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 PNC Bank Honda started the race from fourth place and came home just behind race Josef Newgarden.
Ganassi’s new driver, Felix Rosenqvist who made his race debut in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda was extremely impressive throughout the weekend.
The Swede who outqualified Scott Dixon to third place on the grid took the lead of the race on lap 13 following a fantastic overtake on pole sitter Will Power going into turn one.
Rosenqvist immediately pulled away and led the race for a total of 31 laps showing fantastic majurity during the 110 lap race coming home in fourth place.
The result is something the 27 year old can build on heading to the next race, the IndyCar Classic at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin Texas on March 22.