Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing’s Romain Grosjean in the No.51 Nurtec ODT Honda had another strong outing as he continues his NTT IndyCar Series career and builds up his experience levels, over the weekend, the Frenchman took a street course in an IndyCar for the first time as the series headed to Florida for the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
The Frenchman came through the field from 18th place on the grid gaining five places to come home in 13th place following on from his top ten finish in the season-opening Honda Indy Grand Prix of Barber Motorsports Park.
Speaking following the race, Grosjean said:
“The first race for me in St. Petersburg is done. We tried to play with the strategy today since we were starting further back in our Nurtec ODT Honda but we never really got lucky with the yellows. “I feel we did a good job this weekend. We’ve learned a lot in the race. It was very physical today, very hard but ultimately the team did a good job. We’re going to keep working, keep improving and the next one will be better.
Grosjean will step out of the car this weekend as Pietro Fittipaldi will make his first start of the season in Texas before returning for the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis next month.