2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power crashed hard into the outside wall today during practice for the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
According to Racer, Power was adjusting his brake bias and had one hand on the steering wheel when his car hit a bump. He was unable to recover in time and was forced into the wall, badly damaging the entire right side of his car.
Power’s Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud topped the speed charts in the first official practice session at St. Petersburg with a time of 1:01.7246 at an average of 104.982 mph. Qualifying for the St. Pete GP will take place tomorrow ahead of the race’s start Sunday at 12:30 p.m.