The Chevrolet-powered NTT IndyCar Series teams head into the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg this weekend, the first street course event of the season, aiming to bounce back from a somewhat tough race in Barber Motorsports Park.
Chevrolet IndyCar Program manager, Rob Buckner commented saying:
The start of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Season is very unique mix of a permanent road course, a technical street course and a very fast mile-and-a-half banked oval. “This diversity challenges Chevy engineers with our technical partners working with each of our Chevy powered teams to find the best combination to maximize handling and power. This weekend our Chevrolet teams and drivers head to the challenging Streets of St. Petersburg for the second race of the season.
“While Chevrolet didn’t leave Barber with the W, we had four different Chevy-powered organizations bring home a top-six finish. That result speaks highly to the level of hard-work that occurred during the off season. We take all the learnings from each race and continue to build toward accomplishing the goals we have set for the season.”
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet Team Penske who finished the season-opening Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in second place goes in to St Pete with two wins here and nine pole positions and speaking ahead of the race the Australian said:
“I said to the guys, if we do this week in and week out – just solid races with no mistakes – I promise you we will absolutely have a great chance at winning the championship this year. “I’m determined to have a good day at St. Petersburg.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet heads home to St Pete having won here twice and speaking ahead of the race this weekend, the Frenchman who had a great start to the season in Barber commented saying:
“I’m really excited for Round 2 of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES at St. Petersburg at home. It’s a great track and I have some really good memories, so hopefully we can make some more,”