2012 Honda Indy Toronto
The 2012 Honda Indy Toronto was the tenth round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday, July 8, 2012. The race was contested over 85 laps at the 1.755-mile (2.824 km) street course at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport won the race, his third consecutive win of the season, which also gave him the series' points lead.
|9th round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season|
|Date||July 8, 2012|
|Official name||Honda Indy Toronto|
|Location||Streets of Toronto|
|Course||Temporary street circuit|
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
149.175 mi / 240.074 km
|Weather||Temperatures reaching up to 27.8 °C (82.0 °F); with temperatures dropping slightly to 24 °C (75 °F) by the end of the event|
|Driver||Dario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|Driver||Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)|
|Time||60.0639 sec (on lap 62 of 85)|
|First||Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)|
|Second||Charlie Kimball (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|Third||Mike Conway (A.J. Foyt Enterprises)|
With his victory, Hunter-Reay became the first American driver to win three races in a row since A. J. Allmendinger in 2006, and the first American to lead the driver's points championship since Sam Hornish, Jr., also in 2006. Toronto was Dario Franchitti fourth pole position of the year, but he had bad luck in one of his pitstops when he stopped too far from the refuelling device and then later a collision with Ryan Briscoe, he finished the race in 17th position.
|1||10||Dario Franchitti||12||Will Power|
|2||18||Justin Wilson||7||Sébastien Bourdais|
|3||9||Scott Dixon||28||Ryan Hunter-Reay|
|4||3||Hélio Castroneves||77||Simon Pagenaud (R)|
|5||15||Takuma Sato||38||Graham Rahal|
|6||14||Mike Conway||2||Ryan Briscoe|
|7||83||Charlie Kimball||22||Oriol Servià|
|8||4||J.R. Hildebrand||98||Alex Tagliani †|
|9||11||Tony Kanaan||8||Rubens Barrichello|
|10||27||James Hinchcliffe †||67||Josef Newgarden (R)|
|11||20||Ed Carpenter||26||Marco Andretti|
|12||5||E.J. Viso||19||James Jakes †|
|13||78||Simona de Silvestro †|
† Tagliani, Hinchcliffe, Jakes and de Silvestro penalised 10 places for changing engine
1 Points include 1 point for pole position and 2 points for most laps led.
Standings after the raceEdit
- "2012 Honda Indy Toronto weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
- Lewandowski, Dave (July 8, 2012). "Eau, what a feeling: Hunter-Reay wins again". IndyCar. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
- "Hunter Reay now leads the 2012 IndyCar Championship". GrandPrixRankings.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Honda Indy Toronto Box Score