2013 IndyCar Series season

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2013 IndyCar season
Izod IndyCar Series
Season
Races 19
Start date March 24
End date October 19
Awards
Drivers' champion New Zealand Scott Dixon
Teams' champion United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Manufacturers' Cup United States Chevrolet
Rookie of the Year France Tristan Vautier
Indianapolis 500 winner Brazil Tony Kanaan
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2012 2014
Scott Dixon won the IndyCar Series championship for the third time.
Tony Kanaan won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 after 11 previous attempts.

The 2013 Izod IndyCar Series[1] season was the 102nd season of American open wheel racing and the 18th season of the IndyCar Series. Its premier event was the 97th Indianapolis 500 held on Sunday, May 26. The 2013 season was the second to feature the Dallara DW12 chassis. Ryan Hunter-Reay entered the season as the defending drivers' champion. Chevrolet entered as the defending Manufacturers' Cup champion.

The 2013 season has featured four first-time winners, the most since 1965. Also highlighting the season is the introduction of doubleheader races, and the experimentation with standing starts at selected events. Heading into the final race of the season, two-time champion Scott Dixon led Hélio Castroneves by 25 points in a two driver fight for the championship. In a race where only nine drivers finished, Dixon finished fifth while Castroneves finished sixth, and as a result, Dixon won his third series title by 27 points. In the manufacturers' championship, Chevrolet defended their title ahead of Honda.

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • All chassis are composed of a Dallara DW12 "IndyCar Safety Cell" base chassis, and Dallara aerokit. All teams run Firestone tires. On December 21, 2012 Firestone signed a five-year contract extension with IndyCar. Firestone is the official supplier for IndyCar through 2018.[2]
Team Engine No. Driver(s) Round(s) Notes
A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 14 Japan Takuma Sato[3] All
41 United States Conor Daly (R)[4] 5 Indianapolis 500 only
Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay[5] All
5 Venezuela E. J. Viso[6] 1–18 Run in conjunction with HVM Racing as Team Venezuela.
Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R)[7] 19
25 United States Marco Andretti[8] All
26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R)[9] 5 Indianapolis 500 only
27 Canada James Hinchcliffe[10] All
Barracuda Racing Honda 98 Canada Alex Tagliani[11] 1–13 Fired by Barracuda Racing After Toronto heat 2
Italy Luca Filippi (R) 14, 16–18
United States J. R. Hildebrand 15, 19
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 8 Australia Ryan Briscoe[12] 5 Indianapolis 500 only
9 New Zealand Scott Dixon[13] All
10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti[13] 1–18 injured at Houston heat 2
Canada Alex Tagliani 19 replaced Franchitti at Fontana
83 United States Charlie Kimball[14] All
Dale Coyne Racing Honda 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz 1–5, 9–10
United Kingdom Mike Conway[15] 6–7, 12–13, 17–18
United Kingdom Pippa Mann[16] 8, 11, 19
Australia James Davison (R)[17] 14–15
United Kingdom Stefan Wilson (R)[18] 16
19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson[19] All
63 United Kingdom Pippa Mann[20] 5 Indianapolis 500 only
Dragon Racing Chevrolet 6 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra[21] All
7 France Sébastien Bourdais[21] All
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 20 United States Ed Carpenter[22] All The #40 car also entered for the Indy 500 but not raced.
KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan All Run in conjunction with SH Racing.
78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro[23] All
Lazier Partners Racing Chevrolet 91 United States Buddy Lazier[24] 5 Indianapolis 500 only
Panther Racing Chevrolet 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand[13] 1–5 Fired by Panther Racing after Indianapolis
Australia Ryan Briscoe[25] 6–7, 9, 11–12, 15
Spain Oriol Servià[26] 8, 10, 14, 16–19
Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) 13
60 United States Townsend Bell[27] 5 Indianapolis 500 only
Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 22 Spain Oriol Servià[28] 1–5[29] Will not race in 2013 after Indy 500 due to lack of sponsorship.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 15 United States Graham Rahal[30] All
16 United Kingdom James Jakes[31] All
17 United Kingdom Mike Conway[32] 3
Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr.[33][34] 5 Indianapolis 500 only; Failed to qualify
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 21 United States Josef Newgarden[13] 5 Raced car #21 at Indianapolis for sponsorship reasons.[35]
67 1–4, 6–19
97 Germany Lucas Luhr (R)[36] 15 In conjunction with RW Motorsports
Schmidt Peterson Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda 55 France Tristan Vautier (R) [37] All
77 France Simon Pagenaud[13] All
81 United Kingdom Katherine Legge[38] 5 Indianapolis 500 only; in conjunction with Team Pelfrey
Team Penske Chevrolet 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger[39] 2–3, 5–7, 19 Not considered a rookie due to prior Champ Car experience.
3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves[13] All
12 Australia Will Power[13] All

Driver changes[edit]

Mid-season changes[edit]

Schedule[edit]

The 2013 IndyCar Series schedule was formally announced on Speed's WindTunnel with Dave Despain, on the evening of September 30, 2012.[45] The schedule consists of nineteen races, hosted across sixteen venues. Included are three doubleheader events – with one race of the Toronto and Houston doubleheader featuring a standing start (Belle Isle will not use a standing start because of the narrowness of the start-finish area).[46] The IndyCar Triple Crown will return for the first time since 1989, featuring the races at Indianapolis, Pocono and Fontana. IndyCar is offering a $1,000,000 bonus to a driver who can win all three events, with a $250,000 consolation prize if a driver can win two of the three events.[47]

Rnd Date Race name Track Location Television
1 March 24 United States Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg[48] Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida NBCSN
2 April 7 United States Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama[49] Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama NBCSN
3 April 21 United States 39th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach[50] Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California NBCSN
4 May 5 Brazil Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé[51] Streets of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil NBCSN
5 May 26 United States 97th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana ABC
6 June 1 United States Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans[52] Belle Isle Detroit, Michigan ABC
7 June 2
8 June 8 United States Firestone 550[53] Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas ABC
9 June 15 United States Milwaukee IndyFest[54] Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin NBCSN
10 June 23 United States Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DeKalb[55] Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa ABC
11 July 7 United States Pocono IndyCar 400 fueled by Sunoco[56] Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania ABC
12 July 13 Canada Honda Indy Toronto[57] Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario NBCSN
13 July 14
14 August 4 United States Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio NBCSN
15 August 25 United States GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, California NBCSN
16 September 1 United States Grand Prix of Baltimore Streets of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland NBCSN
17 October 5 United States Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Reliant Park Houston, Texas NBCSN
18 October 6
19 October 19 United States MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships Auto Club Speedway Fontana, California NBCSN
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course
  Temporary Street Circuit

BOLD indicates a Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka IndyCar Triple Crown event.

Schedule development[edit]

  • The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returned to the 2.346 miles (3.776 km) track layout used from 1998 to 2001.[52]
  • IndyCar returned to Pocono Raceway July 7, 2013, for a 400-mile (640 km) race. It was the first IndyCar race at Pocono since 1989.[58] A contract has been signed to continue the event through 2015.[59]
  • The Edmonton Indy did not return after the promoter Octane Motorsports made a business decision not to promote the race in 2013. The city announced that they would not seek another promoter.[60]
  • The Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park returned to American open-wheel racing as an IndyCar Series event on October 4–6. Mi-Jack Promotions, Reliant Park, and IndyCar have signed a contract for the event through 2017. Shell has signed a 4-year title sponsorship deal for the event with dual branding of their lubricants division. The event was last run as a Champ Car event in 2007.[61][62]
  • IndyCar had discussions to add a twentieth round of the championship at a circuit in Europe. Venues put forward as candidates for the event include Monza, Imola, and Mugello.[63] The event failed to materialize, and the series moved its international focus towards the possibility of adding races to the series in 2015 at the earliest.[64]

Race results[edit]

Round Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Race Winner Report
Driver Team Manufacturer
1 St. Petersburg Australia Will Power Australia Will Power Brazil Hélio Castroneves Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
2 Birmingham United States Ryan Hunter-Reay United Kingdom James Jakes United States Ryan Hunter-Reay United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
3 Long Beach United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Venezuela E. J. Viso Japan Takuma Sato Japan Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda Report
4 São Paulo United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Brazil Tony Kanaan Japan Takuma Sato Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
5 Indianapolis United States Ed Carpenter United Kingdom Justin Wilson United States Ed Carpenter Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet Report
6 Detroit 1 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti[N 1] United Kingdom Mike Conway United Kingdom Mike Conway United Kingdom Mike Conway Dale Coyne Racing Honda Report
7 Detroit 2 United Kingdom Mike Conway[N 2] United Kingdom Mike Conway United Kingdom Mike Conway France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Peterson Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda
8 Texas Australia Will Power Brazil Tony Kanaan Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet Report
9 Milwaukee United States Marco Andretti United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Japan Takuma Sato United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
10 Iowa Brazil Hélio Castroneves[N 3] United States Ed Carpenter Canada James Hinchcliffe Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
11 Pocono United States Marco Andretti Japan Takuma Sato United States Marco Andretti New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
12 Toronto 1 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Brazil Hélio Castroneves Australia Will Power New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
13 Toronto 2 New Zealand Scott Dixon[N 4] United Kingdom Dario Franchitti New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
14 Mid-Ohio United States Ryan Hunter-Reay France Simon Pagenaud United States Charlie Kimball United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
15 Sonoma United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Australia Will Power New Zealand Scott Dixon Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet Report
16 Baltimore New Zealand Scott Dixon France Sébastien Bourdais Australia Will Power France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Peterson Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda Report
17 Houston 1 Japan Takuma Sato[N 5] Australia Will Power New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
18 Houston 2 Brazil Hélio Castroneves[N 6] Italy Luca Filippi Australia Will Power Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet
19 Fontana Australia Will Power Canada James Hinchcliffe Australia Will Power Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet Report
Notes
  1. ^ Franchitti, the fastest qualifier from the Fast Six shootout, was assessed a 10-place grid penalty for an unapproved engine change. E. J. Viso, who qualified 2nd, was the highest-placed driver not to have a penalty, and thus started the race from pole position. Franchitti earned the pole-winner's championship point.
  2. ^ The qualification format for the second Detroit doubleheader race featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. James Jakes earned the second championship point and started from the outside of the front row.
  3. ^ The starting lineup for the event was formed via three 50-lap heat races; the third of which, decided the top ten starting order for the race. Castroneves, the winner of that race, was assessed a 10-place grid penalty for an unapproved engine change. Will Power, who finished 2nd, was the highest-placed driver not to have a penalty, and thus started the race from pole position. Castroneves earned the pole-winner's nine championship points.
  4. ^ The qualification format for the second Toronto doubleheader race featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. Dario Franchitti earned the second championship point and started from the outside of the front row.
  5. ^ The qualification format for the first Houston doubleheader race was altered due to track delays. It featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. Will Power earned the second championship point and started from the outside of the front row.
  6. ^ Qualifying was canceled, due to heavy rain. The grid order was established by entrant points prior to the event, but Castroneves was not awarded the pole-winner's championship point.

Race summaries[edit]

Round 1: St. Petersburg[edit]

James Hinchcliffe won the first Indy car race of his career, taking the lead from Hélio Castroneves on a restart on lap 85 of 110. Hinchcliffe held off Castroneves by 1.09 seconds, with Marco Andretti finishing third, passing Simona de Silvestro for the position on the final lap.[65]

Will Power dominated the early parts of the race, but dropped to 16th at the finish after contact with J. R. Hildebrand. Dario Franchitti finished last after an early crash, and defending series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay dropped out with mechanical problems.

Round 2: Barber[edit]

Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole position and led 53 laps en route to victory. After a sequence of pit stops around lap 50, Helio Castroneves led. Hunter-Reay caught up and passed Castroneves for the lead on lap 75, with Scott Dixon moving up to second. Hunter-Reay held off the charge of Dixon over the last 5–10 laps, to seal the win. Castroneves held on to finish third. Will Power started second, but slid off the track in turn one at the start, losing several positions. After working his way back to the front for two laps, he came home 5th.

Round 3: Long Beach[edit]

Takuma Sato led 50 of 80 laps, and won his first career IndyCar Series race at the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Sato effectively took control of the race on lap 23, when he passed Ryan Hunter-Reay for second place in turn 1. After the leaders cycled through pit stops, Sato assumed the lead on lap 31, and did not relinquish the top spot for the remainder of the race. Sato's win was the first for A. J. Foyt Enterprises since 2002 and their first ever (in the teams 34th season) not on an Oval.

Top teams Penske, Ganassi, and Andretti were all shut out of the podium. In addition, contenders and Andretti teammates James Hinchcliffe and Hunter-Reay both dropped out early due to contact.

Round 4: São Paulo[edit]

In the dramatic closing laps, Takuma Sato was leading, looking for his second consecutive victory. Josef Newgarden was running second, and in third was a hard-charging James Hinchcliffe. Newgarden challenged Sato for the lead with a few laps to go, but Sato held the lead. Hinchcliffe then managed to take over second, and set his sights on Sato. On the backstretch, Hinchcliffe went side-by-side, but again Sato held the lead, with what some thought may have been intentional 'blocking.' On the final lap, Hinchcliffe again tried for the lead on the backstretch, and again Sato aggressively defended his position. At the end of the backstretch, going into the final turn, Sato slid high, and Hinchcliffe slipped by on the inside to take the win by 0.3463 seconds. At the same time, Marco Andretti made a similar pass for third place, to round out the podium.

Round 5: Indianapolis 500[edit]

A race record 68 lead changes amongst 14 different drivers highlighted the most competitive and fastest Indy 500 in history. On a restart with three laps to go, Ryan Hunter-Reay led rookie Carlos Muñoz, Tony Kanaan, and Marco Andretti. At the green flag, the top three cars went three-wide into turn one, with Kanaan taking the lead. Seconds later, Dario Franchitti hit the outside wall in turn one, bringing out the final caution. Tony Kanaan completed the final two laps in the lead under yellow, and won his first Indy 500, a popular victory after eleven previous unsuccessful attempts.

Round 6: Detroit (Sat.)[edit]

The first race of the Chevrolet Dual at Detroit saw part-time driver Mike Conway dominate. The series began utilizing a revised and upgraded version of the Belle Isle circuit, a layout used by CART from 1998–2001. Conway took the lead on lap 44 and led a total of 47 laps en route to victory. In the second half, Conway pulled out to an insurmountable 20-second lead at one point.

Round 7: Detroit (Sun.)[edit]

Mike Conway started from the pole position and looked to sweep the weekend of races in the second race of the Chevrolet Dual at Detroit. Conway led 31 of the first 45 laps, but after a sequence of pit stops, and a failed tire strategy, was shuffled back to third in the closing stages. After a nine-car accident that took out several front-runners, the final stint shaped up as a three-car battle between Simon Pagenaud, James Jakes, and Conway. Pagenaud came to the lead when Jakes pitted on lap 58. Jakes came back out on the track close behind, with Conway charging in third. Pagenaud held off the challenge, and won his first-career IndyCar race, and the first victory for Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports.

Round 8: Texas[edit]

Helio Castroneves dominated en route to his first win of the season, and Team Penske's first victory of 2013. Castroneves led the final 132 laps, and won over second place Ryan Hunter-Reay by 4.6919 seconds. However, Castroneves' car failed post-race inspection due to an illegal underwing. The team was fined $35,000 but Castroenves maintained the victory.

Round 9: Milwaukee[edit]

Ryan Hunter-Reay won for the second year in a row at Milwaukee, taking the lead from Takuma Sato with 53 laps to go, after executing a daring pass on Helio Castroneves only a few laps before. Marco Andretti started on the pole and led 61 laps, but an electrical problem dropped him from contention. The combination of these events meant Hunter-Reay passed his Andretti Autosport teammate for 2nd in the championship.

Round 10: Iowa[edit]

James Hinchcliffe led 226 of 250 laps, dominating his way to victory. Second place Ryan Hunter-Reay mounted a charge in the waning laps as Hinchcliffe developed some handling problems, but fell short at the finish. Helio Castroneves finished 8th, but held on to the championship points lead.

Round 11: Pocono[edit]

IndyCars returned to Pocono for the first time since 1989. Marco Andretti started on the pole, and dominated most of the first half. His fuel stop strategy, however, forced him to conserve late in the race, and dropped him to a 10th place finish. Early contenders Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato dropped out when Sato overshot the entrance to pit road, slamming into Hunter-Reay's car from behind. In the late stages, Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon, Charlie Kimball, and Dario Franchitti came to the front after a well-executed final pit stop strategy. Dixon led the Ganassi sweep of the podium, owner Chip Ganassi's first 1–2–3 sweep, the team's 100th Indycar win, and the 200th victory for Honda in the series.

Round 12: Toronto (Sat.)[edit]

The second doubleheader of the season was held at Toronto. The Saturday race was scheduled to utilize a standing start, but it was waved off when Josef Newgarden stalled on the track.[66] Scott Dixon won, while Sébastien Bourdais finished second, his first open-wheel podium since 2007.

Round 13: Toronto (Sun.)[edit]

Scott Dixon swept the second race of the doubleheader, as well as winning his third consecutive race overall. After waving off the previous day, the Sunday race utilized a standing start, the first American Indycar race to utilize a standing start in modern times.

Round 14: Mid-Ohio[edit]

Charlie Kimball became the fourth first-time winner of the season, and the 9th different winner in 14 races. Kimball took the lead for good on lap 73 of 90, and won even after crashing his primary car earlier in the weekend. Some drivers in the field were attempting to execute a two-stop strategy, but in doing so, fuel-saving measures were needed. In a race that went without a caution, Kimball's race strategist made the call to switch to a three-stop run, which allowed a much faster pace, and Kimball pulled away to a commanding victory.

On the final lap, 6th place Hélio Castroneves held off Scott Dixon at the line, allowing him to leave the weekend with a 31-point lead in the championship standings.

Round 15: Sonoma[edit]

Lucas Luhr made his IndyCar Series debut, driving the #97 Honda for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. J. R. Hildebrand drove the #98 car for Barracuda Racing. Dario Franchitti won the pole. Will Power and Scott Dixon battled most of the race, but when Dixon hit one of Power's crew members, Dixon received a drive-through penalty. Power led the final fifteen laps to take his first win of the season, and as a result, Power became the tenth different winner of the 2013 season.

Round 16: Baltimore[edit]

Simon Pagenaud won his second race of the season. Hélio Castroneves finished 9th, and maintained the points lead.

Round 17: Houston (Sat.)[edit]

The first race of the Houston doubleheader saw Scott Dixon win, and points leader Hélio Castroneves struggle. Castroneves suffered mechanical problems and came home 18th. Dixon closed the championship deficit to 8 points with two events remaining.

Round 18: Houston (Sun.)[edit]

The second race of the Houston doubleheader was marred by a major crash involving Dario Franchitti, Takuma Sato and E. J. Viso. On the final lap, Franchitti touched wheels with Sato and his car was launched up into the catch fence. Debris injured thirteen spectators, while Franchitti was hospitalized with a concussion, fractured ankle, and two spinal fractures; these injuries forced him to retire from racing. Sato and Viso were uninjured.

Will Power took the race victory, and Scott Dixon came home second. For the second day in a row, Hélio Castroneves suffered gearbox troubles, which relegated him to a 23rd place finish. Dixon took the points lead for the first time, holding a 25-point advantage with one race left.

Round 19: Fontana[edit]

A. J. Allmendinger returned to Team Penske, driving the #2 car. J. R. Hildebrand drove the #98 Honda for Barracuda Racing. Will Power, from the pole, quickly lost the lead to a faster Sébastien Bourdais who dominated the first quarter of the race. Meanwhile Castroneves rises from 10th to 5th place and watched the battle for the lead between Kanaan, Hunter-Reay, Bourdais and a fast Carlos Muñoz while Dixon keep the pace in 15th place.

At lap 111, Justin Wilson lost the rear of his car and was avoided by Josef Newgarden who collected Oriol Servià on the process. Then Wilson was hit by Tristan Vautier involving also James Jakes and Simona de Silvestro on the accident. Wilson was sent to the local hospital with minor fractures.

At the checkered flag Will Power finally grabbed the win at Fontana, followed by Ed Carpenter and Tony Kanaan. Dixon finished at 5th place, which was enough to give him the season title, while Castroneves had a tough night and finished 6th. Dixon become the new three time Indycar Series Champion, winning previously in 2003 and 2008.

Championship standings[edit]

Final driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver STP
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
United States
SAO
Brazil
INDY United States DET
United States
TEX
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
United States
POC
United States
TOR
Canada
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
BAL
United States
HOU
United States
FON
United States
Pts
QL 500
1 New Zealand Scott Dixon 5 2 11 18 16 14 4 4 23 6 16 1 1 1* 7 15* 19 1* 2 5 577
2 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 2* 3 10 13 8 6 5 8 1* 2 8 8 6 2 6 7 9 18 231 6 550
3 France Simon Pagenaud 24 6 8 9 21 8 12 1 13 12 6 6 9 12 2 5 1 4 6 13 508
4 Australia Will Power 16 5 16 24 6 19 8 20 7 3 17 4 15* 18 4 1 18* 12 1* 1* 498
5 United States Marco Andretti 3 7 7 3 3 4 20 6 5 20 9 10* 4 9 9 4 10 13 20 7 484
6 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 9 8 3 20 14 5 3 22 15 9 11 7 11 8 8 2 4 3 4 18 472
7 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 18 1* 24 11 7 3 2 18 2 1 2 20 18 19 5 6 20 20 21 9 469
8 Canada James Hinchcliffe 1 26 26 1 9 21 15 19 9 5 1* 24 8 21 10 8 7 24 3 4 449
9 United States Charlie Kimball 12 4 21 10 19 9 14 7 17 17 12 2 21 6 1* 20 6 11 8 10 427
10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25 25 4 7 17 23 6 5 6 8 20 3 3 4 3 3 21 15 15 418
11 Brazil Tony Kanaan 4 13 20 21 12 1 13 12 3 10 3 13 5 24 24 13 15 21 24 3 397
12 France Sébastien Bourdais 11 16 15 14 15 29 24 11 20 22 14 16 2 3 12 10 3 8 5 12 370
13 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro 6 18 9 8 24 17 16 24 16 24 21 11 10 14 11 9 5 2 10 8 362
14 United States Josef Newgarden 23 9 13 5 25 28 7 16 8 11 15 5 23 11 23 24 2 5 13 20 348
15 Venezuela E. J. Viso 7 12 22 6 4 18 17 17 10 4 10 21 14 5 17 14 13 9 16 340
16 United States Ed Carpenter 14 22 18 23 1 10* 18 15 4 14 4 9 13 22 20 19 14 23 22 2 333
17 Japan Takuma Sato 8 14 1* 2* 18 13 19 23 11 7* 23 22 24 20 22 23 24 17 14 17 322
18 United States Graham Rahal 13 21 2 22 26 25 9 9 21 16 5 18 20 13 18 11 17 7 18 15 319
19 United Kingdom James Jakes 15 23 12 17 20 20 10 2 12 18 18 12 12 23 13 25 23 6 17 22 294
20 France Tristan Vautier 21 10 17 16 28 16 11 14 18 21 13 19 19 16 21 12 11 22 11 21 266
21 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra 20 20 27 19 27 32 22 10 14 13 19 23 16 15 19 21 8 14 12 24 236
22 Spain Oriol Servià 17 15 6 4 13 11 19 7 14 12 19 7 19 233
23 United Kingdom Mike Conway 25 1* 3* 7 7 16 9 185
24 Canada Alex Tagliani 10 11 19 12 11 24 23 21 22 23 24 17 17 10 14 180
25 United States J. R. Hildebrand 19 17 5 15 10 33 16 11 112
26 Australia Ryan Briscoe 23 12 21 13 15 14 22 17 100
27 United States A. J. Allmendinger 19 23 5 7 25 25 16 79
28 Colombia Carlos Muñoz 2 2 17 23 74
29 Brazil Ana Beatriz 22 24 14 25 29 15 19 22 72
30 Italy Luca Filippi 16 22 10 19 53
31 United Kingdom Pippa Mann 30 30 24 15 25 34
32 Australia James Davison 15 18 27
33 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson 16 14
34 United States Conor Daly 31 22 11
35 United States Townsend Bell 22 27 10
36 Germany Lucas Luhr 22 8
37 United Kingdom Katherine Legge 33 26 8
38 United States Buddy Lazier 32 31 8
Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. DNQ  –
Pos Driver STP
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
United States
SAO
Brazil
QL 500 DET
United States
TEX
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
United States
POC
United States
TOR
Canada
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
BAL
United States
HOU
United States
FON
United States
Pts
INDY United States
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th–10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did Not Start
(DNS)
Race abandoned
(C)
Blank Did not
participate
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point; except Indy and Iowa)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(2 points)
DNS Any driver who qualifies
but does not start (DNS),
earns half the points
had they taken part.
1 Qualifying canceled
no bonus point awarded
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Points are awarded to drivers on the following basis:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
Race Points 50 40 35 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Indy Qualifying Points 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Iowa Qualifying Points 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
  • One point is awarded to any driver who leads at least one lap during a race. Two additional points are awarded to the driver who leads the most laps in a race.
  • Bonus points are awarded for qualifying performance:
    • At all tracks except Indianapolis and Iowa, the driver who qualifies on pole earns one point.
      • In qualifying for race two of a double header weekend, the fastest driver in each of the two qualifying groups receives a bonus point.
    • At Indianapolis, drivers who advance to Q2 earn bonus points. Drivers who qualify tenth through twenty-tourth earn four qualifying points, and the remaining qualifying drivers earn three points.
    • At Iowa, the third-place driver in the first two heat races earn one bonus. The ten drivers who qualified for the third heat race earn points based on the result of that race.
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, followed by number of 2nds, 3rds, etc., and then by number of pole positions, followed by number of times qualified 2nd, etc.

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