2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore

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United States   2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore
Race details
11th round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season
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Date September 2, 2012
Official name Grand Prix of Baltimore
Location Streets of Baltimore
Course Temporary street circuit
2.040 mi / 3.283 km
Distance 75 laps, 153.000 mi / 246.225 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 84.9 °F (29.4 °C); dropping down to 81.4 °F (27.4 °C) by the end of the event[1]
Pole position
Driver Australia Will Power Team Penske
Time 1:17.9750
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Will Power Team Penske
Time 1:19.0055 (on lap 64 of 75)
Podium
First United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport
Second Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske
Third France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports

The Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT was an open-wheel IndyCar motor race and held as the fourteenth and penultimate round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday, September 2, 2012. The race was contested over 75 laps at the 2.040-mile (3.283 km) temporary street circuit at Baltimore, Maryland, United States and was co-located with the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge motor race.

The race was won by American racer Ryan Hunter-Reay racing for Andretti Autosport. Hunter-Reay finished 1.4 seconds ahead of Australian driver Ryan Briscoe driving for Team Penske with Frenchman Simon Pagenaud finishing third for Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports. It was Hunter-Reay's fourth win for the year. With just one race left in the season, Hunter-Reay's victory, coupled with Will Power finishing in sixth position closed the gap between the two championship rivals to just 17 points.

Classification[edit]

Race results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points1
1 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 75 1:39:48.5083 10 13 50
2 2 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske Chevrolet 75 + 1.4391 11 11 40
3 77 France Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 75 + 3.0253 9 14 35
4 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 75 + 3.9281 2 0 40
5 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 75 + 5.0450 15 0 30
6 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 75 + 5.7467 1 22 31
7 22 Spain Oriol Servià Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 75 + 7.5913 16 0 26
8 98 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Barracuda – BHA Honda 75 + 7.7701 13 1 24
9 5 Venezuela E.J. Viso KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 75 + 8.8651 22 0 22
10 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 75 + 9.0843 14 0 20
11 38 United States Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 75 + 10.2963 21 0 19
12 4 United States J.R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 75 + 17.1591 23 0 18
13 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 74 + 1 lap 4 0 17
14 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 74 + 1 lap 18 0 16
15 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 73 + 2 laps 5 2 15
16 14 United Kingdom Mike Conway A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 73 + 2 laps 12 0 14
17 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 72 + 3 laps 7 0 13
18 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 65 Mechanical 17 0 12
19 67 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 64 Contact 20 0 12
20 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 52 Contact 6 0 12
21 15 Japan Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 50 Mechanical 24 12 12
22 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing Lotus 38 Contact 25 0 12
23 7 France Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 32 Mechanical 3 32 12
24 19 United Kingdom James Jakes Dale Coyne Racing Honda 31 Contact 19 0 12
25 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 7 Contact 8 0 10
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE
[2]
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for pole position and 2 points for most laps led.

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weather information for the 2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Official Box Score" (PDF). indycar.com. Indycar. 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 

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