The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season officially gets underway this weekend with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

This year four drivers will make their Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Max Chilton, Spencer Pigot, Conor Daly and Alexander Rossi all joining the field for the start of the new campaign.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe makes a much welcome return to the Verizon IndyCar Series after sitting out much of last season following the injuries he suffered at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

2 Juan Pablo Montoya – Verizon Team Penske – Team Penske Chevrolet

3 Helio Castroneves – Hitachi Team Penske – Team Penske Chevrolet

5 James Hinchcliffe – Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda

7 Mikhail Aleshin – SMP Racing/Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda

8 Max Chilton – Gallagher Chip Ganassi Racing – Chip Ganassi Racing Team Chevrolet

9 Scott Dixon – Target Chip Ganassi Racing – Chip Ganassi Racing Team Chevrolet

10 Tony Kanaan – NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing – Chip Ganassi Racing Team Chevrolet

11 Sebastien Bourdais – Team Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing Chevrolet

12 Will Power – Verizon Team Penske – Team Penske Chevrolet

14 Takuma Sato – ABC Supply AJ Foyt Enterprises – AJ Foyt Racing Honda

15 Graham Rahal – Steak N’Shake Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda

16 Spencer Pigot – Andersen Promotions/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda

18 Conor Daly – Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality – Dale Coyne Racing Honda

19 Luca Filippi – Dale Coyne Racing Honda

21 Josef Newgarden – Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet

22 Simon Pagenaud – Hewlett Packard Enterprises – Team Penske Chevrolet

26 Carlos Munoz – Andretti Autosport Honda

27 Marco Andretti – Snapple – Andretti Autosport Honda

28 Ryan Hunter Reay – DHL – Andretti Autosport Honda

41 Jack Hawksworth – ABC Supply AJ Foyt Enterprises – AJ Foyt Racing Honda

83 Charlie Kimball – Novo Nordisk – Chip Ganassi Racing Team Chevrolet

98 Alexander Rossi – Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda

NOTE – Drivers marked in BOLD are rookies in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship

 

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