2009 Honda Indy Toronto

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Canada   2009 Toronto
Race details
10th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
Date July 12, 2009
Official name Honda Indy Toronto
Location Streets of Toronto
Course Temporary street circuit
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance 85 laps, 149.175 mi / 240.074 km
Weather Partly Cloudy (22.2°C / 72°F)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 1:01.0249
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske
Time 1:02.2313 (on lap 84 of 85)
Podium
First United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing
Second Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing
Third Australia Will Power Penske Racing

The 2009 Honda Indy Toronto was the tenth round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season and took place on July 12, 2009 at the 1.755-mile (2.824 km) Exhibition Place temporary street circuit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dario Franchitti won the race, to join Chip Ganassi Racing team-mate Scott Dixon as the only three-time winners in the 2009 season. Franchitti also regained the points lead from Dixon, leading the championship by two points as the championship heads to Edmonton.[1] Ryan Briscoe finished second for the fifth time in the last six races,[2] with Penske Racing team-mate Will Power third on his return to the series.

The 2009 race was a resumption of the Toronto Grand Prix after a one year hiatus due to the unification of the Champ Car World Series into IndyCar during the 2008 season, during which a Toronto Grand Prix was not held due to scheduling conflicts.

Grid[edit]

Row Inside Outside
1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 12 Australia Will Power
2 02 United States Graham Rahal 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson
3 34 Canada Alex Tagliani 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R)
4 06 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon
5 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R) 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves
6 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay
7 5 Brazil Mario Moraes 23 South Africa Tomas Scheckter
8 15 Canada Paul Tracy 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso
9 26 United States Marco Andretti 7 United States Danica Patrick
10 20 United States Ed Carpenter 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan
11 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh
12 98 United States Richard Antinucci (R)

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:43:47.1408 1 45 53
2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 85 + 1.6745 11 0 40
3 12 Australia Will Power Penske Racing 85 + 2.1355 2 0 35
4 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 + 2.4803 8 0 32
5 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 85 + 2.9230 4 0 30
6 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 85 + 6.4095 18 0 28
7 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay A. J. Foyt Enterprises 85 + 7.1837 12 0 26
8 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 85 + 8.2552 17 0 24
9 34 Canada Alex Tagliani Conquest Racing 85 + 13.4745 5 21 22
10 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 85 + 16.0983 9 0 20
11 5 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 85 + 19.0141 13 1 19
12 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 84 + 1 Lap 22 0 18
13 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso HVM Racing 84 + 1 Lap 16 0 17
14 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 84 + 1 Lap 21 0 16
15 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 82 + 3 Laps 19 0 15
16 23 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 74 Contact 14 6 14
17 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 70 Contact 20 0 13
18 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 65 Contact 10 12 12
19 15 Canada Paul Tracy KV Racing Technology 65 Contact 15 0 12
20 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 57 Contact 3 0 12
21 98 United States Richard Antinucci (R) Team 3G 41 Mechanical 23 0 12
22 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 32 Contact 6 0 12
23 06 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 26 Electrical 7 0 12
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT

Standings after the race[edit]