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2013 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

The 2013 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was the second race of the 2013 IndyCar Series season. The race was run on April 7, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States at Barber Motorsports Park.

United States 2013 Alabama
Race details
2nd round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
Barber Motorsports Park.svg
DateApril 7, 2013
Official nameIndy Grand Prix of Alabama
LocationBarber Motorsports Park
Birmingham, Alabama
CourseRoad Course
2.38 mi / 3.83 km
Distance90 laps
214.2 mi / 344.7 km
Pole position
DriverRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
Time1:07.0871
Podium
FirstRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
SecondScott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

The first race of the 2013 IndyCar Series season in St. Petersburg, saw James Hinchcliffe earn his first career victory, holding off Hélio Castroneves in the closing laps. Expected championship contenders Dario Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Will Power all experienced trouble during the race, finishing outside the top 15. A. J. Allmendinger made his return to IndyCar for this race, driving for Penske Racing.

QualifyingEdit

Scott Dixon set a new track record in the first round of qualifying, but it was Ryan Hunter-Reay that would capture the pole in the Firestone Fast 6. While Takuma Sato had originally made the Fast Six, he was penalized for impeding Justin Wilson's qualifying lap, and Tristan Vautier was bumped into the Fast Six after initially missing the cut. Sato would lose his two fastest laps and fall to 12th starting position.

RaceEdit

ClassificationEdit

Starting gridEdit

Row Inside Outside
1 1   Ryan Hunter-Reay 12   Will Power
2 55   Tristan Vautier (R) 9   Scott Dixon
3 83   Charlie Kimball 3   Hélio Castroneves
4 25   Marco Andretti 19   Justin Wilson
5 6   Sebastián Saavedra 2   A. J. Allmendinger
6 16   James Jakes 14   Takuma Sato
7 77   Simon Pagenaud 78   Simona de Silvestro
8 98   Alex Tagliani 5   E. J. Viso
9 10   Dario Franchitti 22   Oriol Servià
10 11   Tony Kanaan 27   James Hinchcliffe
11 15   Graham Rahal 67   Josef Newgarden
12 7   Sébastien Bourdais 4   J. R. Hildebrand
13 18   Ana Beatriz 20   Ed Carpenter

Race resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1 1   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 90 1:52:04.5450 3 1 53 54
2 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 90 + 0.6363 3 4 40
3 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 90 + 17.6821 3 6 25 36
4 83   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 90 + 20.6160 3 5 3 33
5 12   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 90 + 26.6460 2 2 9 31
6 77   Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 90 + 27.2995 3 13 28
7 25   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 90 + 27.7175 3 7 26
8 19   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 90 + 30.5504 3 8 24
9 67   Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 90 + 41.1029 3 22 22
10 55   Tristan Vautier Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 90 + 50.6449 3 3 20
11 98   Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing Honda 90 + 58.0458 3 15 19
12 5   E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 90 + 1:01.4334 3 16 18
13 11   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 90 + 1:01.6834 3 19 17
14 14   Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 90 + 1:03.1151 3 12 16
15 22   Oriol Servià Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 90 + 1:03.1495 4 18 15
16 7   Sebastian Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 90 + 1:07.6880 3 23 14
17 4   J. R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 90 + 1:09.7447 3 18 13
18 78   Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 90 + 1:09.9130 3 14 12
19 2   A. J. Allmendinger Team Penske Chevrolet 90 + 1:11.0558 3 10 11
20 6   Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 90 + 1:11.6523 3 9 10
21 15   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 90 + 1:14.0385 5 21 9
22 20   Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 89 + 1 lap 4 26 8
23 16   James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 86 + 4 laps 5 11 7
24 18   Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Racing Honda 65 Mechanical 4 25 6
25 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 42 Mechanical 1 17 5
26 27   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 3 Contact 0 20 5
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps, and 1 point for Pole Position.

Standings after the raceEdit

Pos. Driver Points
  1 1   Hélio Castroneves 79
  3 2   Scott Dixon 70
  15 3   Ryan Hunter-Reay 66
  1 4   Marco Andretti 61
  4 5   James Hinchcliffe 56
  6 6   Charlie Kimball 51
  3 7   Tony Kanaan 49
  7 8   Will Power 47
  9   Justin Wilson 46
  3 10   E. J. Viso 44
  • Note: Only the top ten positions are included.

ReferencesEdit