2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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United States   2012 Long Beach
Race details
3rd round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
Date April 15, 2012
Official name Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location Streets Of Long Beach
Long Beach, California
Course Temporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance 85 laps, 167.280 mi / 269.211 km
Weather Temperatures up to 68 °F (20 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)[1] with partly cloudy skies
Pole position
Driver Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske
Time 1:08.6089
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology
Time 1:09.3541 (on lap 73 of 85)
Podium
First New Zealand Will Power Team Penske
Second France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports
Third Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport

The 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the third race of the 2012 IndyCar Series season. The race was run on April 15, 2012 in Long Beach, California, United States at Streets of Long Beach.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

The first two races of the 2012 IndyCar Series season were held in St. Petersburg and Barber. The races were dominated by Team Penske with two poles and two wins in a row. In St. Petersburg, Will Power took the pole and Helio Castroneves won the victory, but at Barber things were reversed. Going into Long Beach, Castroneves led in the drivers' championship with 86 points, while Chevrolet led the manufacturers' championship.

Before the first practice, all Chevrolet entries were penalized because of unauthorized engine changes. This penalty moved the polesitter, Ryan Briscoe, from starting in the first position down to the 11th spot. Dario Franchitti, in the quickest non-Chevrolet car, started in the first position.[2]

Classification[edit]

Starting grid[edit]

Dario Franchitti started on pole after all Chevrolet-powered cars were penalized 10 grid positions.
Row Inside Outside
1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 67 United States Josef Newgarden (R)
2 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 77 France Simon Pagenaud (R)
3 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon 15 Japan Takuma Sato
4 14 United Kingdom Mike Conway 38 United States Graham Rahal
5 83 United States Charlie Kimball 98 Canada Alex Tagliani
6 2 Australia Ryan Briscoe 12 Australia Will Power
7 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 19 United Kingdom James Jakes
8 5 Venezuela E.J. Viso 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe
9 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves
10 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan 4 United States J.R. Hildebrand
11 26 United States Marco Andretti 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
12 22 Spain Oriol Servià 20 United States Ed Carpenter
13 7 France Sebastian Bourdais 6 United Kingdom Katherine Legge (R)
Briscoe, Power, Hunter-Reay, Viso, Hinchcliffe, Castroneves,
Kanaan, Hildebrand, Andretti, Barrichello, Servià, Carpenter,
Bourdais and Legge penalised 10 places for changing engine
[3]

Race results[edit]

Will Power won his second straight race.
Simon Pagenaud (left) finished second. Ryan Hunter-Reay finished third on the road, but was penalized for avoidable contact.
James Hinchcliffe finished third after Hunter-Reay's penalty.
Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points1
1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 85 1:54:01.6082 12 15 50
2 77 France Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 85 + 0.8675 4 26 42
3 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 13.2719 16 0 35
4 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 18.1951 19 0 32
5 4 United States J.R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 85 + 22.9947 20 0 30
6 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 42.5631 13 4 28
7 2 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 1:40.1271 11 5 27
8 15 Japan Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 84 + 1 lap 6 16 24
9 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 22 0 22
10 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 84 + 1 lap 3 15 20
11 19 United Kingdom James Jakes Dale Coyne Racing Honda 84 + 1 lap 14 0 19
12 5 Venezuela E.J. Viso KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 15 0 18
13 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 84 +1 lap 18 0 17
14 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 83 + 2 laps 24 0 16
15 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 82 + 3 laps 1 4 15
16 22 Spain Oriol Servià Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Lotus 82 + 3 laps 23 0 14
17 7 France Sebastian Bourdais Dragon Racing Lotus 82 + 3 laps 25 0 13
18 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 80 + 5 laps 9 0 12
19 6 United Kingdom Katherine Legge (R) Dragon Racing Lotus 80 + 5 laps 26 0 12
20 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing Lotus 74 Mechanical 17 0 12
21 98 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Barracuda – BHA Lotus 46 Mechanical 10 0 12
22 14 United Kingdom Mike Conway A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 41 Mechanical 7 0 12
23 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 27 Mechanical 5 0 12
24 38 United States Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 23 Contact 8 0 12
25 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 22 Contact 21 0 10
26 67 United States Josef Newgarden (R) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 0 Contact 2 0 10
Hunter-Reay and Castroneves penalised 30 seconds for avoidable contact
[4]
Notes

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

Standings after the race[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Morales, Robert (April 15, 2012). "No. 1 qualifier Ryan Briscoe pays price for Chevy's decision at Long Beach Grand Prix". Press-Telegram. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Starting Lineup". IndyCar Series. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 


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