2009 Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

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United States   2009 Sonoma
Race details
14th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Infineon (Sears Point) with emphasis on Long track.svg
Date August 23, 2009
Official name Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
Location Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California
Course Permanent racing facility
2.303 mi / 3.706 km
Distance 75 laps, 172.725 mi / 277.950 km
Weather 69 °F, fair
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 1:16.7987
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing
Time 1:18.8427 (on lap 35 of 75)
Podium
First United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing
Second Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing
Third United Kingdom Mike Conway Dreyer & Reinbold

The 2009 Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma was the fourteenth round of the 17-race 2009 IndyCar Series season, and was held on August 23, 2009 at the 2.303-mile (3.706 km) Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Will Power and Nelson Philippe both missed the race, after they were hospitalized after a practice accident on Saturday. Philippe spun at the blind turn 3A, and stalled the car on-track. E. J. Viso hit the Frenchman's car, before Power t-boned it a few seconds later. Power suffered fractures to two lumbar vertebrae, Philippe fractured his left foot and Viso escaped uninjured.[1]

Grid[edit]

Row Inside Outside
1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe
2 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 26 United States Marco Andretti
3 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh 02 United States Graham Rahal
4 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan 25 France Franck Montagny (R)
5 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon
6 7 United States Danica Patrick 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
7 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso 5 Brazil Mario Moraes
8 33 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay
9 06 Spain Oriol Servià 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R)
10 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 98 United States Richard Antinucci (R)
11 20 United States Ed Carpenter 23 Venezuela Milka Duno

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 75 1:49:23.0073 1 75 53
2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 75 + 0.2488 2 0 40
3 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 75 + 0.8293 9 0 35
4 5 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 75 + 3.6171 14 0 32
5 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 75 + 5.4536 5 0 30
6 06 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 75 + 6.3801 17 0 28
7 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 75 + 6.6997 22 0 26
8 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 75 + 7.1808 7 0 24
9 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 75 + 8.5936 18 0 22
10 33 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) HVM Racing 75 + 10.8175 15 0 20
11 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 75 + 11.3688 20 0 19
12 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 75 + 12.4000 12 0 18
13 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 75 + 13.8968 10 0 17
14 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 75 + 14.8971* 4 0 16
15 98 United States Richard Antinucci Team 3G 75 + 19.0650 19 0 15
16 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 74 + 1 Lap 11 0 14
17 23 Venezuela Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 71 + 4 Laps 21 0 13
18 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 66 Contact 3 0 12
19 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay A. J. Foyt Enterprises 65 Mechanical 16 0 12
20 25 France Franck Montagny (R) Andretti Green Racing 57 Handling 8 0 12
21 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 30 Mechanical 6 0 12
22 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso HVM Racing 0 Contact 13 0 12
23 12 Australia Will Power Penske Racing DNS - 23 - 6
24 34 France Nelson Philippe (R) Conquest Racing DNS - 24 - 6
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT
  • * Marco Andretti was originally scored in eleventh, but was demoted behind Scott Dixon after the pair collided on the final lap.

Standings after the race[edit]