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The 2014 Honda Indy Toronto was a Canadian open wheel motor race, held as the thirteenth and fourteenth rounds of the 2014 IndyCar Series season. It was the 28th annual edition of the Toronto Indy, and the 29th and 30th IndyCar races to be held at the 1.755-mile (2.824 km) street circuit at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The races were contested over 65 and 56 laps respectively.

Canada 2014 Honda Indy Toronto - Race 1
Race details
13th round of the 2014 IndyCar Series season
Honda Indy Toronto 2014 Logo.jpg
DateJuly 20, 2014
Official nameHonda Indy Toronto
LocationExhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance65 laps
114.075 mi / 183.586 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 24.6 °C (76.3 °F)[1]
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (KV Racing Technology)
Time58.9479
Fastest lap
DriverSimon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
Time1:00.6954 (on lap 47 of 65)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (KV Racing Technology)
SecondHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
ThirdTony Kanaan (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Canada 2014 Honda Indy Toronto - Race 2
Race details
14th round of the 2014 IndyCar Series season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
DateJuly 20, 2014
Official nameHonda Indy Toronto
LocationExhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance56 laps
98.280 mi / 158.166 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 24.6 °C (76.3 °F)[1]
Pole position
DriverHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
TimeGrid set by entrant points
Fastest lap
DriverJuan Pablo Montoya (Team Penske)
Time1:00.7896 (on lap 9 of 56)
Podium
FirstMike Conway (Ed Carpenter Racing)
SecondTony Kanaan (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdWill Power (Team Penske)

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Race backgroundEdit

Having successfully hosted a double-header race for the first time in 2013, IndyCar again scheduled two full points races for the Toronto weekend, with race one on Saturday and race two on Sunday.

After rain on Saturday washed out race one of the weekend double bill, IndyCar officials decided to reschedule the two races on Sunday, with race one in the morning and race two in the afternoon. The postponement created the first same-day doubleheader since the 1981 Kraco Twin 125s which were swept by Rick Mears at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.[2][3]

Race 1 reportEdit

Sébastien Bourdais scored pole position for the first race of the weekend. This was Bourdais' first pole since the 2007 Bavaria Champ Car Grand Prix, at Assen.[4] Originally scheduled to be held on Saturday afternoon, the race was held on Sunday morning; Bourdais led 58 of the race's 65 laps to take his first victory since the 2007 Gran Premio Tecate.

Race 2 reportEdit

Mike Conway driving for Ed Carpenter Racing won race 2, for his second win of the season after winning Long Beach and it marked the fourth IndyCar victory of his career. Rain fell once again during race 2, with Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Will Power fighting for the lead early. Conway took advantage of a drying track and pitted on Lap 43 for dry weather tires knowing the slicks would be quicker. Conway took the lead on Lap 51, while Castroneves dropped off the pace, and holding on for the victory. [5][6][7]

ClassificationEdit

Round 13Edit

Race 1 - July 20 - 10:30am
Pos Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1   Sébastien Bourdais KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 65 1:15:44.3232 2 1 58 54
2   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 65 +3.3408 2 2 1 41
3   Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 65 +4.8655 2 5 35
4   Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 65 +5.4271 4 4 6 33
5   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 65 +12.5472 2 9 30
6   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 65 +15.5804 2 11 28
7   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 65 +28.6978 2 18 26
8   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Honda 65 +31.1677 2 8 24
9   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 65 +33.1220 2 23 22
10   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 65 +33.7258 2 7 20
11   Mikhail Aleshin (R) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 65 +39.0741 2 19 19
12   Ryan Briscoe Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 65 +43.3621 4 21 18
13   Jack Hawksworth (R) Bryan Herta Autosport Honda 65 +58.3644 2 15 17
14   Carlos Huertas (R) Dale Coyne Racing Honda 65 +58.4969 3 17 16
15   Mike Conway Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 65 +58.9383 3 13 15
16   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda 65 +1:01.4298 2 20 14
17   Carlos Muñoz (R) Andretti Autosport Honda 65 +1:01.7675 3 14 13
18   Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Chevrolet 64 + 1 Lap 3 22 12
19   Sebastián Saavedra KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 64 + 1 Lap 3 16 11
20   Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 63 Contact 4 10 10
21   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 39 Contact 2 3 9
22   Luca Filippi (R) Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 17 Contact 1 6 8
23   Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 10 Contact 1 12 7
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.

Round 14Edit

Race 2 - July 20 - 3:15pm
Pos Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1   Mike Conway Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 56 1:20:35.5420 4 11 7 51
2   Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 56 +3.5418 4 9 40
3   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 56 +5.1545 3 2 5 36
4   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 56 +5.4857 3 16 32
5   Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 56 +6.6210 4 22 30
6   Jack Hawksworth (R) Bryan Herta Autosport Honda 56 +7.8701 5 18 28
7   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 56 +7.9350 3 7 26
8   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda 56 +10.1765 4 8 24
9   Sébastien Bourdais KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 56 +12.0212 3 10 22
10   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 56 +15.7853 3 15 5 21
11   Ryan Briscoe Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 56 +15.8671 3 12 19
12   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 56 +16.2205 3 1 32 21
13   Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 56 +20.9127 3 17 7 18
14   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 56 +22.6140 4 4 16
15   Carlos Huertas (R) Dale Coyne Racing Honda 56 +29.2715 2 20 15
16   Luca Filippi (R) Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 56 +46.4382 3 23 14
17   Carlos Muñoz (R) Andretti Autosport Honda 52 Mechanical 6 6 13
18   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Honda 52 + 4 Laps 5 13 12
19   Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Chevrolet 52 + 4 Laps 6 5 11
20   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 50 Mechanical 3 19 10
21   Sebastián Saavedra KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 49 Mechanical 4 21 9
22   Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 47 + 9 Laps 7 3 8
23   Mikhail Aleshin (R) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 45 Contact 0 14 7

Standings after the eventEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2014 Honda Indy Toronto weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  2. ^ Keating, Steve (July 20, 2014). "Rain creates double trouble for IndyCar". Reuters. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  3. ^ McNulty, Dean (July 20, 2014). "Sebastien Bourdais, Mike Conway win Honda Indy Toronto races". Toronto Sun. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Toronto IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais claims first pole since 2007 - IndyCar news — AUTOSPORT.com". autosport.com. Retrieved 2014-07-19.
  5. ^ McDonald, Norris (July 20, 2014). "Sebastien Bourdais, Mike Conway Honda Indy Toronto winners". Toronto Star. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  6. ^ Harper, Tyler (July 20, 2014). "Mike Conway, Sebastien Bourdais each win at Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  7. ^ Oreovicz, John (July 20, 2014). "Bourdais, Conway take Toronto wins". ESPN. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  8. ^ 2014 Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 Box Score
  9. ^ 2014 Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 Unofficial Lap Report
  10. ^ 2014 Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 Box Score
  11. ^ 2014 Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 Unofficial Lap Report

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