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Just for fun, I thought I’d post the lap times from today’s pole sitters at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. ¬†This gives newcomers a look at how the various junior formula cars associated with the ‘Road to Indy’ development program compare to each other and to a full blown Indy Car.

Pole sitter lap times from St. Petersburg are posted after the jump.

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Pole Sitter Lap Times
Streets of St. Petersburg

USF2000 Pole (race 1): Sage Karam 1:13.384
Star Mazda Pole: Conor Daly 1:10.352
Indy Lights Pole: James Hinchcliffe 1:06.3497
IndyCar Pole: Will Power 1:01.6026

So, there you go, that’s how the various junior formula series in the ‘Road to Indy’ development program stack up against each other on the Streets of St. Petersburg. ¬†While the times are fun to look at and compare, it should be noted that a direct comparison really can’t be made considering each of these cars were on track at different times, with different track temperatures, different tire compounds, various amounts of rubber on the racing surface, and, of course, a different driver behind-the-wheel in each case.

Feel free to add Milka Duno comments.



  1. Skrizznonk on March 27, 2010 7:58 pm

    Miller says Milka would have been 15th in Indy Lights with here qualy time. Did she have a legit lap or did she spin too quick to put up a representative time? That is pathetic.

  2. CJ on March 27, 2010 8:08 pm

    Haha making milka duno comments would be too easy when she is running times less than two seconds faster than cars with 450 less horse power.

    in 31 laps in the indy car practice milka duno only managed a 1:11.745, this would have put her 10th in star mazda qualifying and almost 2 seconds of the WORST time set in Indy Lights qualifying

  3. Gonzalez on March 27, 2010 8:32 pm

    How did USF2000 pole time compare to Milk’a’s? (just for laughs)

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