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.
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