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2011 Baltimore Grand Prix (IndyCar)

The 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix was the first running of the Baltimore Grand Prix and the fifteenth round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday, September 4, 2011. The race contested over 75 laps at the 2.040-mile (3.283 km) Inner Harbor temporary street circuit in Baltimore, Maryland.

United States 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix
Race details
15th round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season
Baltimore Grand Prix circuit.png
DateSeptember 4, 2011
Official nameBaltimore Grand Prix
LocationStreets of Baltimore
CourseTemporary street circuit
2.040 mi / 3.283 km
Distance75 laps
153.000 mi / 246.230 km
Weather85 °F (29 °C), scattered clouds
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time01:20.2447
Fastest lap
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time01:21.5992 (on lap 9 of 75)
Podium
FirstWill Power (Team Penske)
SecondOriol Servià (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdTony Kanaan (KV Racing Technology)

The race had originally been scheduled to take place on the first weekend of August, but was moved to Labor Day weekend to allow for better logistical and fan opportunities.[1]

Will Power led 70 of 75 laps, on his way to score his last win of 2011. He shared the podium with Oriol Servià and Tony Kanaan, who finished third, after having started 27th.[2]

ResultsEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points1
1 12   Will Power Team Penske 75 2:02:19.4998 1 70 53
2 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 75 + 10.2096 14 0 40
3 82   Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 75 + 10.8557 27 0 35
4 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 75 + 11.0831 4 2 32
5 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 75 + 11.5032 9 0 30
6 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 75 + 18.5661 23 0 28
7 77   Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 75 + 18.5671 19 0 26
8 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 75 + 18.9269 6 1 24
9 14   Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 75 + 22.3096 12 0 22
10 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 75 + 22.6977 2 0 20
11 17   Martin Plowman AFS Racing 75 + 23.7405 18 0 19
12 78   Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 75 + 24.7568 10 1 18
13 34   Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 75 + 29.6042 24 0 17
14 6   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 75 + 30.9855 3 1 16
15 59   E. J. Viso KV Racing TechnologyLotus 75 + 50.6756 8 0 15
16 24   Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 75 + 1:00.5667 20 0 14
17 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 74 + 1 lap 28 0 13
18 5   Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 73 + 2 laps 26 0 12
19 4   J. R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 73 Contact 17 0 12
20 67   Ed Carpenter Sarah Fisher Racing 73 + 2 laps 25 0 12
21 83   Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 73 + 2 laps 16 0 12
22 07   Tomas Scheckter Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 71 + 4 laps 22 0 12
23 27   Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 64 Mechanical 7 0 12
24 06   James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 54 Handling 15 0 12
25 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 40 Mechanical 21 0 10
26 22   Giorgio Pantano Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 39 Contact 13 0 10
27 18   James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 37 Contact 11 0 10
28 19   Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 9 Electrical 5 0 10
[3]
Notes

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sharrow, Ryan (August 16, 2010). "Baltimore Grand Prix moved to Labor Day weekend 2011". Baltimore Business Journal. Baltimore, MD. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Schultz, Jonathan (September 6, 2011). "Motorsports: Power Surges at Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  3. ^ "Baltimore Grand Prix". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on September 1, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012.