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The 2011 Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma was the seventh running of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma and the fourteenth round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday, August 28, 2011. The race contested over 75 laps at the 2.303-mile (3.706 km) Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Will Power led 71 of 75 laps, as Team Penske swept 1st–2nd–3rd on the podium. It was the first 1–2–3 finish in an Indycar race for Penske since Nazareth in 1994. Power closed to within 26 points of championship leader Dario Franchitti. Power also closed within 7 points of Franchitti for the Mario Andretti Road Course Trophy. Simon Pagenaud substituted for Simona de Silvestro after she had complications renewing her visa, and U.S. Customs would not allow her into the country.

United States 2011 Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
Race details
14th round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season
Infineon (Sears Point) with emphasis on Long track.svg
DateAugust 28, 2011
Official nameIndy Grand Prix of Sonoma
LocationInfineon Raceway
CoursePermanent racing facility
2.303 mi / 3.706 km
Distance75 laps
172.725 mi / 277.950 km
Weather75 °F (24 °C), clear skies
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time01:18.6017
Fastest lap
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time01:20.8194 (on lap 2 of 75)
Podium
FirstWill Power (Team Penske)
SecondHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
ThirdRyan Briscoe (Team Penske)

ClassificationEdit

Race[1]Edit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 12   Will Power Team Penske 75 1:47:29.7619 1 71 53
2 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 75 +3.2420 2 0 40
3 6   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 75 +6.4494 3 4 35
4 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 75 +7.6540 4 0 32
5 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 75 +14.4755 5 0 30
6 19   Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 75 +17.1257 8 0 28
7 06   James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 75 +17.2713 6 0 26
8 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 75 +17.7900 13 0 24
9 59   E. J. Viso KV Racing TechnologyLotus 75 +21.6276 9 0 22
10 28   Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 75 +22.1731 19 0 20
11 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 75 +22.9512 18 0 19
12 17   Martin Plowman (R) Sam Schmidt Motorsports 75 +24.2602 15 0 18
13 24   Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 75 +29.7207 10 0 17
14 34   Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 75 +41.1146 23 0 16
15 78   Simon Pagenaud (R) HVM Racing 75 +41.7526 22 0 15
16 27   Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 75 +1:14.2912 7 0 14
17 22   Giorgio Pantano (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 75 +1:14.2922 1 11 0 13
18 5   Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 74 + 1 Laps 16 0 12
19 18   James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 74 + 1 Laps 17 0 12
20 77   Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 74 + 1 Laps 12 0 12
21 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 74 + 1 Laps 25 0 12
22 14   Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 74 + 1 Laps 28 0 12
23 4   J. R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 74 + 1 Laps 20 0 12
24 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 74 + 1 Laps 14 0 12
25 67   Ed Carpenter Sarah Fisher Racing 74 + 1 Laps 27 0 10
26 83   Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 66 + 9 Laps 26 0 10
27 88   Ho-Pin Tung (R) Dragon Racing 63 Contact 24 0 10
28 82   Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 38 Mechanical 21 0 10
OFFICIAL RACE REPORT

1 Penalty for blocking, moved to end of lead lap

Championship standings after the raceEdit