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The 2011 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was the second race of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season. The race took place on April 10, on the 2.300-mile (3.701 km) road course in Birmingham, Alabama, and was telecast by Versus in the United States.

United States 2011 Alabama
Race details
2nd round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season
Barber Motorsports Park.svg
DateApril 10, 2011
Official nameIndy Grand Prix of Alabama
LocationBarber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama
CourseRoad course
2.300 mi / 3.700 km
Distance90 laps
207.000 mi / 333.000 km
Weather84 °F (29 °C), clear skies
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time1:11.4546
Fastest lap
DriverScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:13.8666 (on lap 73 of 90)
Podium
FirstWill Power (Team Penske)
SecondScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)

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BackgroundEdit

Practice and qualifyingEdit

RaceEdit

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

  • All cars were split into two groups of twelve, with the fastest six from each group going through to the "top 12" session. In this session, the fastest six cars progressed to the "Firestone Fast Six." The fastest driver in the final session claimed pole, with the rest of the cars lining up in session order, regardless of qualifying times. (fast six from 1–6, top 12 from 7–12 and round 1 from 13–24, with group 1 drivers occupying the odd–numbered grid positions, and group 2 drivers occupying the even–numbered grid positions.
Pos No. Driver Team Group 1[1] Group 2[2] Top 12[3] Fast 6[4]
1 12   Will Power Team Penske 1:11.6683 1:11.3642 1:11.4546
2 6   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 1:11.7811 1:11.4142 1:11.7361
3 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:11.8418 1:11.3039 1:11.8826
4 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 1:11.8740 1:11.4043 1:12.1247
5 22   Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:12.1591 1:11.6825 1:12.3085
6 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 1:11.8679 1:11.7074 1:12.4394
7 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 1:11.6913 1:11.7090
8 06   James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 1:12.2447 1:11.8183
9 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 1:12.2115 1:11.8672
10 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 1:11.9373 1:11.9712
11 5   Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:12.4087 1:12.1667
12 77   Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 1:12.3780 1:12.3485
13 78   Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 1:12.2559
14 17   Raphael Matos AFS Racing 1:12.4094
15 4   J. R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 1:12.2684
16 27   Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 1:12.5191
17 28   Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 1:12.3370
18 59   E. J. Viso KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:12.6582
19 14   Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1:12.5677
20 19   Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 1:12.6896
21 83   Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 1:12.5857
22 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 1:12.7257
23 24   Simon Pagenaud (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:12.5900
24 82   Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:12.8892
25 18   James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:12.7147
26 34   Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 1:13.0858

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 12   Will Power Team Penske 90 2:14:42.9523 1 90 53
2 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 90 + 3.3828 3 0 40
3 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 90 + 15.5243 7 0 35
4 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 90 + 28.9601 9 0 32
5 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 90 + 29.8817 6 0 30
6 82   Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 90 + 30.3853 24 0 28
7 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 90 + 30.7807 4 0 26
8 24   Simon Pagenaud (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 90 + 31.2095 23 0 24
9 78   Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 90 + 32.5812 13 0 22
10 83   Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 90 + 35.0038 21 0 20
11 19   Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 90 + 35.9883 20 0 19
12 14   Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 90 + 42.6440 19 0 18
13 4   J. R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 90 + 44.2950 15 0 17
14 28   Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 90 + 1:00.7427 17 0 16
15 77   Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 90 + 1:10.6879 12 0 15
16 5   Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 90 + 1:12.1719 11 0 14
17 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 89 + 1 Lap 22 0 13
18 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 88 + 2 Laps 10 0 12
19 22   Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 62 Contact 5 0 12
20 17   Raphael Matos AFS Racing 62 Contact 14 0 12
21 6   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 57 Contact 2 0 12
22 27   Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 45 Contact 16 0 12
23 59   E. J. Viso KV Racing TechnologyLotus 40 Contact 18 0 12
24 06   James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 40 Contact 8 0 12
25 18   James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 30 Mechanical 25 0 10
26 34   Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 27 Mechanical 26 0 10
OFFICIAL RACE REPORT

Championship standings after the raceEdit