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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.

Canada 2012 Honda Indy Toronto
Race details
9th round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
DateJuly 8, 2012
Official nameHonda Indy Toronto
LocationStreets of Toronto
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance85 laps
149.175 mi / 240.074 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 27.8 °C (82.0 °F); with temperatures dropping slightly to 24 °C (75 °F) by the end of the event[1]
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time59.3510 sec
Fastest lap
DriverJosef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)
Time60.0639 sec (on lap 62 of 85)
Podium
FirstRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
SecondCharlie Kimball (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdMike Conway (A.J. Foyt Enterprises)
Canadian Alex Tagliani driving the Barracuda car

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.[2] 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.[3]

ClassificationEdit

Starting gridEdit

Row Inside Outside
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

Race resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points1
1 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 1:33:26.5096 6 36 52
2 83   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 0.0757 13 0 40
3 14   Mike Conway A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 85 + 0.2848 11 0 35
4 11   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 1.6672 17 0 32
5 22   Oriol Servià Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 85 + 1.9128 14 0 30
6 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 2.4795 7 0 28
7 4   J. R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 85 + 2.6233 15 1 26
8 19   James Jakes Dale Coyne Racing Honda 85 + 3.7294 24 0 24
9 15   Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 85 + 6.5633 9 0 22
10 98   Alex Tagliani Team Barracuda – BHA Honda 85 + 9.9764 16 0 20
11 8   Rubens Barrichello KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 11.4636 18 0 19
12 77   Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 85 + 43.8734 8 23 18
13 67   Josef Newgarden (R) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 84 + 1 lap 20 0 17
14 7   Sébastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 4 0 16
15 12   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 2 20 15
16 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 22 0 14
17 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 84 + 1 lap 1 5 14
18 20   Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 21 0 12
19 2   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske Chevrolet 83 + 2 laps 12 0 12
20 5   E.J. Viso KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 81 + 4 laps 23 0 12
21 18   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 67 Contact 3 0 12
22 27   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 33 Mechanical 19 0 12
23 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 23 Contact 10 0 12
24 78   Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing Lotus 9 Mechanical 25 0 12
25 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 7 Engine 5 0 10
Under caution
Pagenaud penalised 30 seconds for blocking
Notes

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

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Honda Indy Toronto weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  2. ^ Lewandowski, Dave (July 8, 2012). "Eau, what a feeling: Hunter-Reay wins again". IndyCar. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "Hunter Reay now leads the 2012 IndyCar Championship". GrandPrixRankings.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  4. ^ Honda Indy Toronto Box Score

External linksEdit