2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
|3rd round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season|
|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) with partly cloudy skies|
|Driver||Ryan Briscoe||Team Penske|
|Driver||Tony Kanaan||KV Racing Technology|
|Time||1:09.3541 (on lap 73 of 85)|
|First||Will Power||Team Penske|
|Second||Simon Pagenaud||Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports|
|Third||James Hinchcliffe||Andretti Autosport|
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.
|1||10||Dario Franchitti||67||Josef Newgarden (R)|
|2||18||Justin Wilson||77||Simon Pagenaud (R)|
|3||9||Scott Dixon||15||Takuma Sato|
|4||14||Mike Conway||38||Graham Rahal|
|5||83||Charlie Kimball||98||Alex Tagliani|
|6||2||Ryan Briscoe†||12||Will Power†|
|7||28||Ryan Hunter-Reay†||19||James Jakes|
|8||5||E.J. Viso†||27||James Hinchcliffe†|
|9||78||Simona de Silvestro||3||Hélio Castroneves†|
|10||11||Tony Kanaan †||4||J.R. Hildebrand †|
|11||26||Marco Andretti †||8||Rubens Barrichello †|
|12||22||Oriol Servià †||20||Ed Carpenter †|
|13||7||Sebastian Bourdais †||6||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
1 Points include 1 point for pole position and 2 points for most laps led.
Standings after the race
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- 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.
- "Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Starting Lineup". IndyCar Series. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
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