Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Report

“We gradually lost power today. Honda has been doing such a great job for us, they give us tremendous power plants and great drivability, so we’ll have to go back and look at it. We definitely had a lot of positives this weekend for the DHL team. It’s unfortunate. Somehow, we have to avoid the bad luck and we’ll make a run for the championship. This one definitely stings; it’s going to put us behind the eight ball in points… We’ll figure it out, I have a great team behind me, and we’ll keep soldiering on. I have to thank all the fans for coming out and supporting us though – IndyCar has the best fans.”

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 DHL Honda showed pace-setting speeds all weekend and secured a solid top-five starting position, but his racing machine suffered a mechanical fate early in the race. After coming to a stop on the front straight, Hunter-Reay brought out the first yellow flag of the 110-lap race, forcing the Florida-native to retire after just 19 laps completed.

  • STARTED: 5th // strong>FINISHED: 23rd
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 23rd (7 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: Showed pace-setting speeds all weekend and secured a solid top-five starting position // Suffered a mechanical issue with just 19 laps complete forcing an early retirement and a 23rd-place result

Next on the schedule is the inaugural INDYCAR Classic held at the Circuit of the Americas. The race weekend begins Friday, March 22, with the green flag waving for the main event on Sunday, March 24, at 1:40 p.m. ET.

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