St Pete Grand Prix Weekend | ONE St Petersburg
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03 / 07 / 17

Ladies and Gentleman, Start Your Engines! St. Pete Grand Prix Week is Here

Ladies and Gentleman, Start Your Engines! St. Pete Grand Prix Week is Here

Committed gearheads, casual racing fans, downtown St. Petersburg residents and frequent visitors will want to mark their calendars, if they haven’t already. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg comes to town this week. In its 13th year, this year’s Grand Prix will include 13 races with the week culminating at the 110-lap Verizon IndyCar race.

Dubbed the "World's Fastest Spring Break Party," the race takes place every spring on a challenging temporary street circuit overlooking the scenic waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg. Racing at speeds in excess of 170 mph on the 14-turn, 1.8 mile long street course, drivers circle the Mahaffey Theater and The Dali Museum, speed by St. Petersburg’s tallest building, ONE St. Petersburg, then proceed to the runways of Albert Whitted Airport.

The race is part of the Verizon IndyCar Series

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The race is part of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States and Canada. Launched in 2003, the race marked the advent of a new form of competition among engine manufacturers by having three different engines, which now features Honda, Chevrolet and Mazda to compete for track leadership.

The Firestone Grand Prix offers so much more than cars and speed; it's packed with family friendly fun. The free Fast Friday event in North Straub Park filled with live music, kids' build-a-racecar tent, food trucks and more will kick off the weekend's festivities. To add fuel to the good times, free Movies in the Park featuring racing-themed films will be take place each night on the north wall of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Despite all of the high-octane action on the track, guests of the Grand Prix will undoubtedly notice the iconic ONE St. Petersburg tower just one block from turn eight.

Towering 41 stories above the downtown skyline, ONE St. Petersburg's landmark architecture, luxury tower residences, premier hotel, and array of world-class shopping, dining and amenities make it the new center of attention in this vibrant cityscape.

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For more information on the inspiring ONE St. Petersburg visit the Sales Gallery at 330 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg or call 727.240.3840. To view the floorplans, CLICK HERE.