IndyCar results and final points standings after the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg


Josef Newgarden finished tied with Scott Dixon atop the IndyCar victory column, but the final results in the points standings were another story.

Dixon clinched his sixth NTT IndyCar Series championship Sunday with a third-place finish on the 14-turn, 1.8-mile circuit through downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, where Newgarden won for the second consecutive year.

The drivers tied for the series lead with four victories apiece in a 2020 season that was abbreviated to 14 races from an original 17 because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Here are the IndyCar final results and points standings from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg:


Click here for the box score from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg


Dixon captured his sixth championship by 16 points (537-521) over Newgarden, who had trailed by as much as 117 points after 11 of 17 races.

Colton Herta (421 points) finished third in the standings, followed by: Pato O’Ward 416, Will Power 396, Graham Rahal 377, Takuma Sato 348, Simon Pagenaud 339, Alexander Rossi 317, Ryan Hunter-Reay 315.

Click here for the final standings in:




NEXT: The NTT IndyCar Series will open the 2021 season March 7 at St. Petersburg, Florida, on NBC.

NEOM McLaren Formula E announces Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast for 2023 season

McLaren Formula E Hughes
McLaren Racing

Doubling down on their commitment to electric auto sports, McLaren Racing announced Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast to compete in the 2023 Formula E Series (FE), which completes their driver lineup.

The NEOM McLaren FE team was formed by the acquisition of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E team that won the 2021 and 2022 championships with Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries behind the wheel.

“Today’s announcement feels like a long time coming,” said Ian James, managing director of NEOM McLaren Electric Racing in a release. “Since May this year, when we first announced McLaren Racing’s entry into Formula E, we have been working tirelessly to get in place the best possible team and structure for sustainable success.

“On the one hand, we have been working on the retention of the amazing talent that already was in place before going into the transitional phase. I’m proud to say I think we’ve done a great job on that front.

“On the other hand, we have been focusing on putting in place new processes and new talent – and the latter includes the drivers.”

The driver lineup clasps the two hands together.

Hughes brings 10 years racing experience in single seater cars, including a role with the acquired Mercedes-EQ team as a reserve and development driver for the past two seasons. He is the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 champion and has multiple wins in Formula 2, including two in 2020.

Announced in August, Rast joins the team after earning two podium finishes and six top-fives in 22 career Formula E starts for Audi Sport ABT before returning to the DTM Series last year. Rast’s best finish in Formula E came in the Puebla E Prix when he finished second to teammate Lucas di Grassi by less than a half second.

McLaren’s commitment to Formula E comes one year after they entered the Extreme E rally series in 2022 with Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour in the driver lineup. After a modest start to the season, the McLaren XE drivers crossed the finish line first in Round 4 in Chile, but were assessed a time penalty that dropped them to fifth. Last week in the season finale in Uruguay, they held onto a hard-earned second place finish.