14 Turn, 1.8 Mile Waterfront Track
Held in late March, the Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a series of races along a picturesque 14 turn, 1.8 mile temporary track. Features include the IndyCar, Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, USF2000 National Championship, and Pirelli World Challenge Championships. On site experiences include the expanded Bright House Speed Zone, Yacht Club, Indy Fan Village, autograph sessions, Stadium Supertrucks, go cart racing, celebrity sightings and more!
Click here for a comprehensive fan guide.
These local businesses have shared their #EmbraceTheRace specials with us! While exploring downtown, check them out!
Green Bench Brewing Co. - 20% off beers with your Grand Prix ticket stub
Museum of Fine Arts - $3 off admission with a race ticket stub
Southeastern Guide Dogs Boutique - 25% off merchandise when you mention "Embracing the Race"
The Gift Box - 15% discount on all purchases with your Grand Prix ticket stub
Vital Solutions IV Nutrition (www.vitalsolutionsiv.com) - 20% off Selected Services: B-12, Recovery IVs for Jet Lag, Hangover, Colds & Flu, Fatigue
Cassis (http://www.cassisab.com/) - IndyCar Driver After Party - Sunday March 29 at 10 p.m.
Kalamazoo Olive Company - Bring in any competitors olive oil bottles, get $3 towards a purchase. 15% off some oils and vinegars
Plain Jane: (1104 Central) - Saturday, Mar. 28 complimentary mimosas 12-4pm, and 10% off purchases of $50 or more.
Milagros: (1106 Central) - Saturday Mar. 28 those with race ticket get 15% off; complimentary margaritas 2-6 pm.
CASA Thrift Store: (1011 1st Ave. N.) - Mar. 27-28 35% off all purchases.
Three9 Shoes: (15 Dr. MLK, Jr. St. S) Mar. 27-28 30% off if you show your Grand Prix ticket stub
Ferg’s Sports Bar: (1320 Central) Mar. 27-29 $4 Moscow Mules, keep the glass
Ricky P’s Orleans Bistro: free cup of gumbo to those who show race ticket
McB’s: (1045 Central) 25-80% off all weekend for race fans; be sure to check out the Ferrari vest and other race apparel
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing: (1445 Central) 10% off if show race ticket; 50% off any item if you bring (the real) Helio Castroneves into the store!
Florida CraftArt - Half off mural tours Saturday March 28th
Michele Tuegel Contemporary (320 Central Ave.) - Mention 'Grand Prix' and take advantage of our jewelry offer: Buy one faux sea glass necklace, receive second necklace free
Pure Natural Nail Lounge (101 1st Ave North)- Mention the Grand Prix Special to get 20% OFF your services
Parking and Transportation Information
With more than 25,000 parking spaces within a mile of the race track, city officials expect sufficient and successful parking and transportation for the upcoming Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 2015 parking options included:
The following downtown streets were closed or had limited access to traffic today through race weekend:
Closed - Beach Dr. from Central Ave. to First Ave. S;
Closed - First St. from First Ave. S to Fifth Ave. S;
Closed until approx. April 10 - Albert Whitted Park, motorized and pedestrian traffic
Limited Access on Second Ave. S from First to Second St. S;
Limited Access - First St. S from Fifth Ave. S to Eighth Ave. S AND Sixth Ave. S from Second St. to First St.;
Bayshore Drive. S.E. from First Ave. S to Fifth Ave. S was closed to traffic for racetrack construction until Thursday, April 2. All areas affected by Grand Prix track construction were expected to reopen by April 10. The Saturday Morning Market was NOT be held Grand Prix weekend, but returned to its regular location at Al Lang parking lot Saturday, April 4.
Race officials urged everyone around the track construction site to use caution and heed posted signage for their own safety. Marked construction areas are closed sites even when active construction is not present and could result in serious injury if warnings are disregarded.
Throughout race weekend, Albert Whitted Airport remained open with limited access via Sixth Ave. S. Limited access to USF-St. Petersburg, the Coast Guard Station, the Port of St. Petersburg, and Demens Landing was also available; however, the boat ramp was closed.
For Grand Prix news road closure news releases, click here.