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2013 Honda Indy Toronto

The 2013 Honda Indy Toronto was a Canadian open wheel motor race held as the twelfth and thirteenth rounds of the 2013 IndyCar Series season. It was the 27th Indy Toronto For the first time in its 28-year history it was held over two races instead of one. The races were contested over 85 laps each at the 1.755-mile (2.824 km) street course at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Canada 2013 Honda Indy Toronto - Race 1
Race details
12th round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
2013 Honda Indy Toronto Logo.jpg
DateJuly 13, 2013
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 27.0 °C (80.6 °F) with negligible amounts of wind[1]
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time59.6756 (105.872 mph)
Fastest lap
DriverHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
Time59.8267 sec (105.605 mph) (on lap 57 of 85)
Podium
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondSébastien Bourdais (Dragon Racing)
ThirdDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Canada 2013 Honda Indy Toronto - Race 2
Race details
13th round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
DateJuly 14, 2013
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 29.0 °C (84.2 °F) with negligible amounts of wind[2]
Pole position
DriverScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time58.9686 (107.142 mph)
Fastest lap
DriverDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time59.7982 sec (105.655 mph) (on lap 62 of 85)
Podium
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
ThirdSébastien Bourdais (Dragon Racing)

Both races were won by New Zealander Scott Dixon driving for the Chip Ganassi Racing team. By the end of the weekend Dixon had won three races consecutively, adding to his victory in the previous race, the Pocono IndyCar 400. Dixon had risen from fourth in the points to second, just 29 points behind Hélio Castroneves putting his charge towards his third Indycar championship back on track. Dragon Racing's Sébastien Bourdais had his best weekend of the season, finishing second on Saturday and third on Sunday behind Castroneves. Dixon's teammate Dario Franchitti followed immediate behind Bourdais in both races for a third and a fourth, scoring more points than Castroneves for the weekend.

The first race saw Dixon overhaul Bourdais late in the race to take the victory. The much hyped standing start[3] was shifted from Race 1 to Race 2 after Josef Newgarden stalled on the grid for the Saturday race. Franchitti's third place was originally taken away when he was assigned a 25-second penalty for blocking Will Power's attempted overtake for third place on the final lap. Power hit the barriers and would be classified in 15th. The penalty was later rescinded.[4] Early in the race Ryan Briscoe broke his wrist in an accident. Indly Lights driver Carlos Muñoz was drafted in to replace him on Sunday.

Dixon dominated the Sunday race, leading home Castroneves ahead of a battle between Bourdais, Franchitti, Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay that ended with a collision that eliminated Power, Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato.

They were Dixon's first wins in Toronto and the fifth and sixth IndyCar victories in Toronto for Chip Ganassi Racing.

ClassificationEdit

Round 12Edit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points1
Race 1 - July 13
1 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 1:41:17.0605 5 14 51
2 7   Sébastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 85 + 1.7007s 2 20 41
3 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 2.9116s 1 20 37
4 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 3.7273s 10 0 32
5 11   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 4.5961s 4 0 30
6 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 5.0720s 7 0 28
7 18   Mike Conway Dale Coyne Racing Honda 85 + 5.5749s 20 0 26
8 27   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 8.6580s 13 0 24
9 77   Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Peterson Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda 85 + 10.2140s 12 0 22
10 78   Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 10.8797s 22 0 20
11 19   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 85 + 11.3536s 8 0 19
12 16   James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 85 + 11.6899s 15 0 18
13 20   Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 85 + 13.0557s 23 0 17
14 5   E.J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 47.5037s 14 0 16
15 12   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 84 Contact 3 29 18
16 6   Sebastián Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 24 0 14
17 98   Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing – BHA Honda 84 + 1 lap 17 0 13
18 1   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 83 + 2 laps 6 0 12
19 55   Tristan Vautier (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 83 + 2 laps 21 0 11
20 15   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 82 + 3 laps 18 0 10
21 83   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 72 Contact 16 2 10
22 4   Ryan Briscoe Panther Racing Chevrolet 64 Contact 9 0 8
23 67   Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 34 + 51 laps 19 0 7
24 14   Takuma Sato A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 32 Mechanical 11 0 6

Round 13Edit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points1
Race 2 - July 14
1 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 1:35:02.3755 1 81 54
2 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 0.8772s 3 2 41
3 7   Sébastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 85 + 1.7213s 7 0 35
4 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 2.7630s 2 0 33
5 5   E.J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 3.5804s 10 0 30
6 83   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 4.4245s 15 0 28
7 18   Mike Conway Dale Coyne Racing Honda 85 + 5.0432s 23 0 26
8 19   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 85 + 5.4582s 13 0 24
9 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 5.8601s 17 0 22
10 98   Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing – BHA Honda 85 + 7.1766s 8 0 20
11 67   Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 85 + 7.8430s 18 0 19
12 77   Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Peterson Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda 85 + 14.4211s 12 0 18
13 15   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 84 + 1 lap 19 0 17
14 78   Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 9 0 16
15 6   Sebastián Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 21 0 15
16 55   Tristan Vautier (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 84 + 1 lap 16 0 14
17 4   Carlos Muñoz (R) Panther Racing Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 24 0 13
18 12   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 83 Contact 5 2 13
19 1   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 83 Contact 4 0 11
20 14   Takuma Sato A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 83 Contact 14 0 10
21 27   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 81 + 4 laps 11 0 9
22 20   Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 77 Contact 22 0 8
23 16   James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 62 Contact 20 0 7
24 11   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 35 Contact 6 0 6
Notes

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

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 Honda Indy Toronto weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "2013 Honda Indy Toronto weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "Saturday's Honda Indy Toronto to feature standing start". Wheels.ca. Toronto Star Newspapers. 7 September 2013. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  4. ^ The Associated Press (July 13, 2013). "Controversial podium as Dixon wins Toronto race 1". USA Today. Sports. Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  5. ^ Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 Box Score
  6. ^ Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 Box Score

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