The first round in the hotly-anticipated IndyCar championship rematch between Dario Franchitti and Will Power was won by the Scotsman in fine style as he took victory in the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg by more than seven seconds.
The IndyCar Series starts its new season this weekend on the Streets of St Petersburg in Florida – and if qualifying is any guide it’s going to be much like the last one.
27 Mar 2011: Winslow and Wilson team up for Andretti at St Pete
Andretti Autosport is fielding an all-British line-up of Stefan Wilson and James Winslow in St Petersburg, Florida, for the season-opening Indy Lights street race held as warm-up for the main IndyCar event.
New Force India driver Paul di Resta will line up 14th for the Australia Grand Prix in Melbourne after marking his F1 debut by out-qualifying his team-mate Adrian Sutil.
20 Mar 2011: GP2 Asia, Imola: Oliver Turvey saves best for last
Oliver Turvey’s Ocean Racing team ended the disrupted GP2 Asia season without scoring a point, but by finishing in eighth in the Imola sprint race the Englishman was able to post the team’s best result.
20 Mar 2011: GP2 Asia, Imola: Tough weekend for Max Chilton
Traffic and mechanical gremlins both contributed to a disappointing weekend in Imola for Carlin’s Max Chilton, who threatened to crack the top six in qualifying but was unable to mount a challenge in the races.
20 Mar 2011: GP2 Asia, Imola: double retirement for Sam Bird
Fastest in practice and only pipped to pole position in the dying seconds of qualifying, it looked like Imola was shaping up to be a good weekend for iSport’s Sam Bird. But that was before the racing began.
An encouraging eighth-place qualifying performance by Arden’s Jolyon Palmer saw him challenge for points in the feature race at Imola, until disaster struck in his pitstop.