2011 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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United States   2011 Long Beach
Race details
3rd round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
Date April 17, 2011
Official name Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location Streets of Long Beach
Course Temporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance 85 laps, 167.280 mi / 269.211 km
Weather 66 °F (19 °C), clear skies
Pole position
Driver Australia Will Power Team Penske
Time 1:09.0649
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 1:10.6597 (on lap 84 of 85)
Podium
First United Kingdom Mike Conway Andretti Autosport
Second Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske
Third United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing

The 2011 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the third race of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season. The race took place on April 17, on the 1.968-mile (3.167 km) temporary street circuit in Long Beach, California, and was telecast by Versus in the United States.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Race[edit]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • All cars were split into two groups of twelve, with the fastest six from each group going through to the "top 12" session. In this session, the fastest six cars progressed to the "Firestone Fast Six." The fastest driver in the final session claimed pole, with the rest of the cars lining up in session order, regardless of qualifying times. (fast six from 1–6, top 12 from 7–12 and round 1 from 13–24, with group 1 drivers occupying the odd–numbered grid positions, and group 2 drivers occupying the even–numbered grid positions.
Pos No. Driver Team Group 1[1] Group 2[2] Top 12[3] Fast 6[4]
1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 1:09.2846 1:09.3572 1:09.0649
2 28 United States Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 1:09.3599 1:09.2348 1:09.1409
3 27 United Kingdom Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 1:09.7079 1:09.5181 1:09.6414
4 2 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 1:09.9073 1:09.5768 1:09.6828
5 22 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:09.8550 1:09.4871 1:09.8097
6 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 1:09.8534 1:09.5484 1:09.8423
7 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.6014 1:09.6037
8 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.7859 1:09.6385
9 77 Canada Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 1:09.5686 1:09.6497
10 82 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:09.7595 1:09.7352
11 06 Canada James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 1:09.8358 1:09.8122
12 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 1:09.5104 1:09.8243
13 14 Brazil Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1:10.1010
14 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 1:09.9400
15 34 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 1:10.1146
16 38 United States Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 1:10.5883
17 59 Venezuela E. J. Viso KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:10.1465
18 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 1:10.6407
19 17 Brazil Raphael Matos AFS Racing 1:10.3477
20 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 1:10.7836
21 19 France Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 1:10.8050
22 5 Japan Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:10.8197
23 18 United Kingdom James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:10.8592
24 83 United States Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 1:10.8672
25 8 Canada Paul Tracy Dragon Racing 1:11.0249
26 24 Brazil Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:11.0341
27 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 1:11.4916

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 27 United Kingdom Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 85 1:53:11.1000 3 14 50
2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 85 + 6.3203 12 35 42
3 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 + 6.7163 7 0 35
4 06 Canada James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 85 + 9.1705 11 0 32
5 77 Canada Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 85 + 16.0177 9 4 30
6 2 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 85 + 16.8966 4 0 28
7 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 85 + 17.5016 20 0 26
8 82 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 85 + 18.9655 10 0 24
9 14 Brazil Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 85 + 19.4723 13 0 22
10 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 85 + 19.8909 1 29 21
11 17 Brazil Raphael Matos AFS Racing 85 + 20.4660 19 0 19
12 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 85 + 20.7784 6 0 18
13 38 United States Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 85 + 21.3464 16 0 17
14 34 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 85 + 23.1137 15 0 16
15 18 United Kingdom James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 85 + 24.5926 23 0 15
16 8 Canada Paul Tracy Dragon Racing 85 + 1:03.7578 25 0 14
17 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 85 + 1:10.9001 27 0 13
18 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 84 + 1 Lap 8 1 12
19 24 Brazil Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 83 + 2 Laps 26 0 12
20 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 82 + 3 Laps 18 0 12
21 5 Japan Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 81 + 4 Laps 22 0 12
22 22 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 78 + 7 Laps 5 0 12
23 28 United States Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 72 Mechanical 2 2 12
24 83 United States Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 66 Mechanical 24 0 12
25 59 Venezuela E. J. Viso KV Racing TechnologyLotus 59 Contact 17 0 10
26 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 37 Suspension 14 0 10
27 19 France Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 27 Contact 21 0 10
OFFICIAL RACE REPORT

Championship standings after the race[edit]