Will Power has taken pole for the upcoming IndyCar race in St Petersburg today in qualifying. The Australian set a time of 1:01.0640 seconds (106 mph) to take his 45th IndyCar pole position.

Despite Scott Dixon’s form headed into the session, he only managed second place. The New Zealander was disappointed in his performance, though had praise for Honda and the car they had provided, after 9 of the first 12 cars were Honda-powered. It’s one hell of a change if you compare it to Honda’s F1 form

Speaking of F1, former BAR-Honda F1 team driver Takuma Sato recovered from a tough Friday (having made contact with barriers during practice) and put his Andretti Autosport car in fifth position. Sandwiched in between Dixon and Sato were former St Pete’s winner James Hinchcliffe in third, with Josef Newgarden next to him in fourth.

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Takuma Sato at St Petersburg. (Via motorsport.com)

Can Scott Dixon overcome the disappointment in qualifying and finally win at St Petersburg? We will see when the lights go out at 12pm Eastern US Time (UTC/GMT -5).