The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season comes to an end this weekend on the streets of St Petersburg as the season comes to close where it was due to start 224 days ago with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. The race is the only street course scheduled on the calendar this season with the majority of the team’s sticking with their set-up’s originally earmarked the March race.
Five time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing goes into the race leading the championship by 32 points from defending series champion Josef Newgarden. The race this weekend takes in the local airport with plenty of opportunities to overtake but particularly going into Turn 1 as Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing explains:
St. Pete has been recognized so well for the season opener for a long time, so it feels a little different when you realized that it will be our last race of the season,. “Nevertheless, St. Pete has been one of the greatest tracks and we all love it, so I am very happy to go back there. Needless to say, but we are so much looking forward to this challenging street race. Yes, it will add an element of unpredictability as it’s the nature of the street course race, but that’s all good for the show..