2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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United States   2013 Long Beach
Race details
3rd round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
Date April 21, 2013
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 80 laps, 157.44 mi / 253.375 km
Weather Temperatures up to 81 °F (27 °C); wind speeds up to 8.9 miles per hour (14.3 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Scotland Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 1:07.2379
Fastest lap
Driver Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport
Time (on lap of 80)
Podium
First Japan Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Second United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Third United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing

The 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the 39th annual running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach,[2] and is also the third race of the 2013 IndyCar Series season, taking place on April 21, 2013 in Long Beach, California on its temporary street circuit. The race was won by Takuma Sato of A. J. Foyt Enterprises.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

The first two rounds of the season were dominated by Andretti Autosport drivers James Hinchcliffe and defending series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, with Hinchcliffe winning the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and Hunter-Reay winning the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The defending race winner was Will Power.

Qualifying[edit]

Dario Franchitti of Chip Ganassi Racing won his first pole position of 2013 after posting a qualifying lap speed of 105.369 miles per hour (169.575 km/h) and a time of 1:07.2379. Ryan Hunter-Reay started in second with a speed of 105.282 miles per hour (169.435 km/h), while Will Power and Takuma Sato started in third and fourth, respectively.[3] In the second group of the first session, Marco Andretti was penalized for interference, and did not advance, starting in 26th.[4]

Starting Grid[edit]

Row Inside Outside
1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay
2 12 Australia Will Power 14 Japan Takuma Sato
3 17 United Kingdom Mike Conway 3 Brazil Helio Castroneves
4 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan
5 83 United States Charlie Kimball 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso
6 15 United States Graham Rahal 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand
7 16 United Kingdom James Jakes 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger
8 7 France Sébastien Bourdais 67 United States Josef Newgarden
9 77 France Simon Pagenaud 22 Spain Oriol Servià
10 55 France Tristan Vautier (R) 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
11 6 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra 98 Canada Alex Tagliani
12 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz 20 United States Ed Carpenter
13 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 25 United States Marco Andretti
14 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon

Race[edit]

Pole-sitter Dario Franchitti dominated the first 27 laps before falling behind Will Power. Power led until lap 30, in which he pitted, giving the lead to Takuma Sato, who did not relinquish the lead for the rest of the race to win his first career race in 52 starts,[5] becoming the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar Series race.[6] The win was A. J. Foyt Enterprises' first victory since Airton Daré won the Ameristar Casino Indy 200 at Kansas in 2002.[7][8] Graham Rahal finished second, Justin Wilson and Franchitti finished third and fourth, respectively.[9] J. R. Hildebrand, Oriol Servia, Marco Andretti, Simon Pagenaud, Simona de Silvestro and Helio Castroneves rounded out the top ten.[10]

Results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1 14 Japan Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 80 1:50:08.7155 2 4 50 53
2 15 United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 80 + 5.3612 2 11 40
3 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 80 + 8.2386 3 24 35
4 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 80 + 12.3573 2 1 27 34
5 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 80 + 28.2402 2 12 30
6 22 Spain Oriol Servià Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 80 + 29.4683 2 18 28
7 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 80 + 30.2703 3 25 26
8 77 France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 80 + 31.8674 2 17 24
9 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 80 + 33.1224 3 19 22
10 3 Brazil Helio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 80 + 33.4118 3 6 20
11 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 80 + 33.6278 3 26 19
12 16 United Kingdom James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 80 + 35.0645 2 13 18
13 67 United States Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 80 + 35.8945 3 16 17
14 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Racing Honda 80 + 36.3442 3 22 16
15 7 France Sebastian Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 80 + 36.5936 2 15 15
16 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 80 + 43.0022 3 3 2 15
17 55 France Tristan Vautier Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 80 + 51.7961 5 27 13
18 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 80 + 56.4533 4 23 12
19 98 Canada Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing Honda 79 + 1 lap 5 21 11
20 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 78 Contact 2 8 10
21 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 78 + 2 laps 4 9 9
22 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 53 + 27 laps 5 10 8
23 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger Team Penske Chevrolet 51 Mechanical 4 14 7
24 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 49 Contact 3 2 1 7
25 17 United Kingdom Mike Conway Dale Coyne Racing Honda 38 Electrical 3 5 5
26 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 34 Contact 1 7 5
27 6 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 1 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]

Helio Castroneves led the points standings after the race.
Pos Driver Points
1 Helio Castroneves 99
2 Takuma Sato 93
3 Scott Dixon 89
4 Marco Andretti 87
5 Justin Wilson 81
6 Ryan Hunter-Reay 73
7 Graham Rahal 66
8 Will Power 62
9 Simona de Silvestro 62
10 James Hinchcliffe 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Guide To The 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach". KCBS-TV. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  3. ^ Peltz, Jim (2013-04-20). "Dario Franchitti wins pole position for Long Beach Grand Prix". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  4. ^ Weaver, Matt (2013-04-20). "IndyCar Long Beach 2013: Dario Franchitti scores much-needed pole". SB Nation. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  5. ^ Weaver, Matt (2013-04-21). "Takuma Sato captures Grand Prix of Long Beach to become first Japanese driver to win in IndyCar". SB Nation. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  6. ^ Lewandowski, Dave (2013-04-21). "Sato becomes 1st driver from Japan to win race". IndyCar Series. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (2013-04-21). "Takuma Sato wins Long Beach to become 1st Japanese driver to win in IndyCar". Fox News Channel. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  8. ^ "Sato becomes first Japanese driver to win IndyCar race". USA Today. 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  9. ^ Peltz, Jim (2013-04-21). "Takuma Sato makes history with victory at Long Beach Grand Prix". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  10. ^ "2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 


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