Live Blog: 2016 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
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Live Blog: 2016 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Follow all of the action on and off the track the week of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, from the setup to the Pirelli, USF2000, Pro Mazda, Indy Lights and IndyCar races, March 11-13 in downtown St. Petersburg. Just scroll through the feed to find the latest photos and posts.

  • SUNDAY'S GRAND PRIX PHOTO GALLERY
    Juan Pablo Montoya (center) hoists his trophy along with runner up Simon Pagenaud (left) and third place finisher Ryan Hunter-Reay (right) in victory circle. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
     Juan Pablo Montoya enters Victory Lane after winning the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    Confetti fills the air as Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates with his team after winning the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
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     Juan Pable Montoya zooms through turn 10. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    Pit crew members for the No. 5 IndyCar of James Hinchcliffe bolt on a new tire. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
     Takuma Sato comes into the pits to change a flat tire. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    Marco Andretti comes in to his pit stall. [LUIS SANTANA | Times] 
    Marco Andretti zooms through turn 10. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    Juan Pablo Montoya waves to the crowd after winning the the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times]
    Juan Pablo Montoya smiles to the crowd after winning the the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
    Juan Pablo Montoya kisses his wife, Connie Freydell, after winning the the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
    Juan Pablo Montoya (center) gets doused in champaign by runner up Simon Pagenaud (left) and third place finisher Ryan Hunter-Reay (right) in victory circle. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Simon Pagenaud races around the first turn. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times]
    Marco Andretti and Takuma Sato race neck and neck around the first turn. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times]
    Marco Andretti's speeds off as the safety team walks away from starting his car after he spun out on the first turn. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times]
    IndyCars makes their way around turn 10. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Drivers wait backstage before driver introductions. From left is Sebastien Bourdain, Marco Andretti, Connor Daly and Spencer Pigot. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Drivers wait backstage before driver introductions. From left is Ryan Hunter-Reay, Mikhail Aleshin, Simon Pagenaud and Juan Pablo Montoya. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    IndyCar driver Conor Daly takes a selfie with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill after driver introductions. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Juan Pablo Montoya sprays family and fans in the front row as he celebrates his win. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Juan Pablo Montoya climbs from his car to celebrates his win along with his crew. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Juan Pablo Montoya on turn 10, with Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud trailing. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Juan Pablo Montoya climbs out of his car to celebrate in Victory Circle. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    Juan Pablo Montoya takes a selfie with his team to celebrate in Victory Circle. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    Juan Pablo Montoya leads late in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    The nose of Marco Andretti's car is removed as he pits before heading back out after his crash. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    Simon Pagenaud extends his lead into Turn 10 at the start of the race. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    Helio Castroneves kisses his wife after the national anthem. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    With Will Power sidelined, Simon Pagenaud will start in the pole position. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    Simon Pagenaud waits backstage before driver introductions. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    Oriol Servia straps on his helmet before the start of morning IndyCar practice session. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    Oriol Servia drives into pit lane during morning IndyCar practice sessions at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    Ryan Hunter-Reay walks down pit lane after the conclusion of morning IndyCar practice session. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    Pit crews for Charlie Kimball practice pit stops during the morning IndyCar practice session. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    Helio Castroneves steps into his #3 car before the start of morning practice. [LUIS SANTANA ]
    Pit crews for Max Chilton practice pit stops during the morning IndyCar practice session. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    Simon Pagenaud arrives at Pit Lane for the morning practice session. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
    IndyCar driver Oriol Servia puts on his helmet as he is driving for Will Power for the IndyCar warm up as Power is sick. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    IndyCar driver Oriol Servia puts in the cockpit of the car as he is driving for Will Power for the IndyCar warm up as Power is sick. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    The race helmet of IndyCar Oriol Servia who is driving for Will Power for the IndyCar warm up as Power is sick. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Former IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti takes a selfie with Oriol Servia, as Servia makes his way to his car as he is driving for Will Power for the IndyCar warm up. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Equipment in the pit of IndyCar driver Oriol Servia, who is driving for Will Power for the IndyCar warm up. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    Blue skies starts the day before the grand stands fill up at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday morning. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    The sunrises over the track looking out towards turn 10 on IndyCar race day. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    The sun rises through the grandstands along the main straightaway. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
    The sun rises over the track looking out towards turn 13. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
    The sun rises over the track on race day. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
     
     

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  • Juan Pablo Montoya wins Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    Tampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG — Even without one of its top drivers, Team Penske's dominance at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg continued Sunday.
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