2013 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
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|2nd round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season|
|Date||April 7, 2013|
|Official name||Indy Grand Prix of Alabama|
|Location||Barber Motorsports Park|
2.38 mi / 3.83 km
214.2 mi / 344.7 km
|Driver||Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)|
|First||Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)|
|Second||Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|Third||Hélio Castroneves (Team Penske)|
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.
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 While Takuma Sato had originally made the Fast Six, he was penalized for impeding Justin Wilson's qualifying lap, and Tristan Vautier was bumped into the Fast Six after initially missing the cut.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.
|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|
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
|3||10||E. J. Viso||44|
- Note: Only the top ten positions are included.