IndyCar News

You Have To Look At The Young Talents Who Have Been Really Strong

IndyCar Series legend Mario Andretti says that fans need to look at the young talent coming up the ranks of the sport as the opening race of the 2022 season approaches with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. in just over two weeks time.

Speaking to Paddock Eye during a Zoom interview, the 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner said look at McLaren, and Pato O’Ward was able to achieve with the team last season.

Look at Alex Palou, out of nowhere, who would have thought he was going to be a champion over Scott Dixon who is still at the very top of his game.

When you see talents like that coming on it’s beautiful. It’s awesome for the sport so there are many many questions that will be answered but I don’t think anybody knows the answers going in.

I don’t care how much of an expert we think we are, it’s very unpredictable and here again we can hardly wait for that first race and than go on from there.

Andretti says that we are going to see something good, something different from Jimmie Johnson as he prepares to step up to a full-time drive with Chip Ganassi Racing in the No.48 Carvana American Legion Honda.

He’s an unquestionable talent, but he had to put his arms around the capability of a single seater. He was very caution but his talent will preval no question. I am rooting for the man.

It is great for the crossover and he does it just for the pure love of driving and there is nothing I respect more than that.

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Welch To Serve As Grand Marshal For The GP Of St Pete

Organisers of next month’s NTT IndyCar Series 2022 season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg that Mayor of St Petersburg, Ken Welch will serve as Grand Marshal for the event.

Speaking about the news, Mayor Welch said:

I am honored to be named this year’s Grand Marshal for the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. “This event showcases so much of what our wonderful city offers — a pristine waterfront, warm breeze, plenty of sunshine, good people and loads of fun. I look forward to seeing you all on race day.”

Kim Green, co-owner, CEO and Chairman of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, the organisers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding said:

We are honored that our new mayor of ‘The Sunshine City’ accepted our invitation to be the event’s grand marshal and join us for this great weekend in downtown St. Petersburg. “We are looking forward to introducing him to our amazing fans and the entire NTT INDYCAR SERIES racing community during the 18th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding.”