Chevrolet IndyCar Programme Manager Rob Buckner says that it is great to be back in St Petersburg for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding.
“It’s great to go back to St. Petersburg as the season-opening race for the NTT INDYCAR Series. “It just feels normal and right to hold a three-day festival of speed in St. Pete to get everything going for a new year. This is an important season for Chevrolet in INDYCAR. It’s the final year of the current engine package with our 2.2L, twin-turbo V6 motor. Obviously we all want to go out on top with the goals of winning another Manufacturer Championship along with the Driver Championship and Indianapolis 500. I’m confident we can with our lineup of Chevrolet teams.
Chevrolet has won seven races here since 2012 and Buckner continued saying:
“St. Petersburg is always a challenge from an engineering perspective. “There are limited passing opportunities but yet some fast sections for a street circuit. Getting a car to work on multiple tarmac surfaces is always a big challenge. Like most street circuits, tire and power management from our Chevrolet engines will be keys to success. We have enjoyed a lot of great moments at St. Petersburg, and there’s no reason to expect anything different this year.”