Will Power won the 2010 St Petersburg Grand Prix yesterday, showing lots of will power. This Australian driver for the Penske Team recovered from a broken back to win the first two Indy Races this year, the first in Brazil and the second here in downtown St Petersburg Florida. He had the fastest qualifying times, started in pole position, and won by nearly a second. The St Petersburg Grand Prix brings spring excitement to downtown St Pete - roads and a runway are turned into tracks for this race, streets lined with concrete barriers, tires and high chain link fence. You either love it or hate it!
This year the Grand Prix in St Pete had some completed races on Sunday, but torrential rain and lighning as well as up to 6" of standing water on some parts of the road caused a postponement of the Final Race until 10 am on Monday morning. Monday started out with rain, too, but cleared up so that shortly after 10 the race started.
Bayfront Tower has always been the prime condo location in downtown St Pete for watching the Grand Prix. This year it is joined by Signature Place, the new condo on the block. What a panoramic view of the Grand Prix course from most of the condo balconies!