2013 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

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United States   2013 Alabama
Race details
2nd round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
Barber Motorsports Park.svg
Date April 7, 2013
Official name Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Location Barber Motorsports Park
Birmingham, Alabama
Course Road Course
2.38 mi / 3.83 km
Distance 90 laps, 214.2 mi / 344.7 km
Pole position
Driver United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport
Time 1:07.0871
Podium
First United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport
Second New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Third Brazil Helio Castroneves Team Penske

The 2013 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was the second race of the 2013 IndyCar Series season. The race was run on April 7, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States at Barber Motorsports Park.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

The first race of the 2013 IndyCar Series season in St. Petersburg, saw James Hinchcliffe earn his first career victory, holding off Hélio Castroneves in the closing laps. Expected championship contenders Dario Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Will Power all experienced trouble during the race, finishing outside the top 15. A.J. Allmendinger made his return to IndyCar for this race, driving for Penske Racing.

Qualifying[edit]

Scott Dixon set a new track record in the first round of qualifying, but it was Ryan Hunter-Reay that would capture the pole in the Firestone Fast 6. While Takuma Sato had originally made the Fast Six, he was penalized for impeding Justin Wilson's qualifying lap, and Tristan Vautier was bumped into the Fast Six after initially missing the cut. Sato would lose his two fastest laps and fall to 12th starting position.

Race[edit]

Classification[edit]

Starting grid[edit]

Row Inside Outside
1 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 12 Australia Will Power
2 55 France Tristan Vautier (R) 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon
3 83 United States Charlie Kimball 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves
4 25 United States Marco Andretti 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson
5 6 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger
6 16 United Kingdom James Jakes 14 Japan Takuma Sato
7 77 France Simon Pagenaud 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
8 98 Canada Alex Tagliani 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso
9 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22 Spain Oriol Servià
10 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe
11 15 United States Graham Rahal 67 United States Josef Newgarden
12 7 France Sébastien Bourdais 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand
13 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz 20 United States Ed Carpenter

Race results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 90 1:52:04.5450 3 1 53 54
2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 90 + 0.6363 3 4 40
3 3 Brazil Helio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 90 + 17.6821 3 6 25 36
4 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 90 + 20.6160 3 5 3 33
5 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 90 + 26.6460 2 2 9 31
6 77 France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 90 + 27.2995 3 13 28
7 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 90 + 27.7175 3 7 26
8 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 90 + 30.5504 3 8 24
9 67 United States Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 90 + 41.1029 3 22 22
10 55 France Tristan Vautier Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 90 + 50.6449 3 3 20
11 98 Canada Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing Honda 90 + 58.0458 3 15 19
12 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 90 + 1:01.4334 3 16 18
13 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 90 + 1:01.6834 3 19 17
14 14 Japan Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 90 + 1:03.1151 3 12 16
15 22 Spain Oriol Servià Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 90 + 1:03.1495 4 18 15
16 7 France Sebastian Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 90 + 1:07.6880 3 23 14
17 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 90 + 1:09.7447 3 18 13
18 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 90 + 1:09.9130 3 14 12
19 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger Team Penske Chevrolet 90 + 1:11.0558 3 10 11
20 6 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 90 + 1:11.6523 3 9 10
21 15 United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 90 + 1:14.0385 5 21 9
22 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 89 + 1 lap 4 26 8
23 16 United Kingdom James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 86 + 4 laps 5 11 7
24 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Racing Honda 65 Mechanical 4 25 6
25 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 42 Mechanical 1 17 5
26 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 3 Contact 0 20 5
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps, and 1 point for Pole Position.

Standings after the race[edit]

Pos. Driver Points
1uparrow green.svg 1 1 Brazil Helio Castroneves 79
1uparrow green.svg 3 2 New Zealand Scott Dixon 70
1uparrow green.svg 15 3 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 66
1downarrow red.svg 1 4 United States Marco Andretti 61
1downarrow red.svg 4 5 Canada James Hinchcliffe 56
1uparrow green.svg 6 6 United States Charlie Kimball 51
1downarrow red.svg 3 7 Brazil Tony Kanaan 49
1uparrow green.svg 6 8 Australia Will Power 47
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 46
1downarrow red.svg 3 10 Venezuela E. J. Viso 44
  • Note: Only the top ten positions are included.

References[edit]


Previous race:
2013 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
IndyCar Series
2013 season
Next race:
2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Previous race:
2012 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Next race:
2014 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama