The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season gets underway later today with the 110 lap Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

Following a dramatic qualifying on Saturday which saw a number of teams and drivers struggle with the conditions it was great to see three of the rookies Come to the front.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda, competing in his first ever Verizon IndyCar Series race grabbed pole position.

AJ Foyt Racing’s Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet will be one to watch during the race, having been fastest in Friday mornings practice, the Brazilian will start today’s race from third place on the grid.

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet will start his first Verizon IndyCar Series race from fourth place on the grid.

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