This might be one of the most exciting seasons in the history of the IZOD IndyCar Series. There will be a great mixture of road courses, street venues and ovals to race on. The series welcomes back two old friends in Chevrolet and Lotus who join Honda in powering the cars.
The St. Petersburg Grand Prix has become a great starting point for kicking off the IZOD IndyCar Series. With the surrounding palm trees and the crystal blue water that frames the street track as it weaves through the downtown waterfront, the setting is one of awesome beauty.
As beautiful as St. Petersburg is, it can also be a great challenge with its long straightaways that feed into tricky curves. To start off the season in this lovely, warm city on Florida's west coast is a perfect way to showcase cars and drivers. This is a race that requires a team effort.
So who will win the 2012 St. Petersburg Grand Prix? Well, here are five drivers with the best chance to make it to the top of the podium.