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2011 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

The 2011 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the third race of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season. The race took place on April 17, on the 1.968-mile (3.167 km) temporary street circuit in Long Beach, California, and was telecast by Versus in the United States.

United States 2011 Long Beach
Race details
3rd round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
DateApril 17, 2011
Official nameToyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
LocationStreets of Long Beach
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance85 laps
167.280 mi / 269.211 km
Weather66 °F (19 °C), clear skies
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time1:09.0649
Fastest lap
DriverDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:10.6597 (on lap 84 of 85)
Podium
FirstMike Conway (Andretti Autosport)
SecondRyan Briscoe (Team Penske)
ThirdDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)

Contents

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 1:09.2846 1:09.3572 1:09.0649
2 28   Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 1:09.3599 1:09.2348 1:09.1409
3 27   Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 1:09.7079 1:09.5181 1:09.6414
4 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 1:09.9073 1:09.5768 1:09.6828
5 22   Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:09.8550 1:09.4871 1:09.8097
6 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 1:09.8534 1:09.5484 1:09.8423
7 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.6014 1:09.6037
8 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.7859 1:09.6385
9 77   Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 1:09.5686 1:09.6497
10 82   Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:09.7595 1:09.7352
11 06   James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 1:09.8358 1:09.8122
12 6   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 1:09.5104 1:09.8243
13 14   Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1:10.1010
14 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 1:09.9400
15 34   Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 1:10.1146
16 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 1:10.5883
17 59   E. J. Viso KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:10.1465
18 78   Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 1:10.6407
19 17   Raphael Matos AFS Racing 1:10.3477
20 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 1:10.7836
21 19   Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 1:10.8050
22 5   Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:10.8197
23 18   James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:10.8592
24 83   Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 1:10.8672
25 8   Paul Tracy Dragon Racing 1:11.0249
26 24   Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:11.0341
27 4   J. R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 1:11.4916

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 27   Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 85 1:53:11.1000 3 14 50
2 6   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 85 + 6.3203 12 35 42
3 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 + 6.7163 7 0 35
4 06   James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 85 + 9.1705 11 0 32
5 77   Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 85 + 16.0177 9 4 30
6 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 85 + 16.8966 4 0 28
7 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 85 + 17.5016 20 0 26
8 82   Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 85 + 18.9655 10 0 24
9 14   Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 85 + 19.4723 13 0 22
10 12   Will Power Team Penske 85 + 19.8909 1 29 21
11 17   Raphael Matos AFS Racing 85 + 20.4660 19 0 19
12 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 85 + 20.7784 6 0 18
13 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 85 + 21.3464 16 0 17
14 34   Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 85 + 23.1137 15 0 16
15 18   James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 85 + 24.5926 23 0 15
16 8   Paul Tracy Dragon Racing 85 + 1:03.7578 25 0 14
17 4   J. R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 85 + 1:10.9001 27 0 13
18 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 84 + 1 Lap 8 1 12
19 24   Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 83 + 2 Laps 26 0 12
20 78   Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 82 + 3 Laps 18 0 12
21 5   Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 81 + 4 Laps 22 0 12
22 22   Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 78 + 7 Laps 5 0 12
23 28   Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 72 Mechanical 2 2 12
24 83   Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 66 Mechanical 24 0 12
25 59   E. J. Viso KV Racing TechnologyLotus 59 Contact 17 0 10
26 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 37 Suspension 14 0 10
27 19   Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 27 Contact 21 0 10
OFFICIAL RACE REPORT

Championship standings after the raceEdit