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The 2015 Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana was the second round of the 2015 IndyCar Series season, and the race took place on April 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the NOLA Motorsports Park. The race was won by James Hinchcliffe for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Hélio Castroneves finishing second for Team Penske. James Jakes finished third ahead of Simona de Silvestro, and Juan Pablo Montoya. The top finishing rookie in the race was Gabby Chaves, in 15th position.

United States 2015 New Orleans
Race details
2nd round of the 2015 IndyCar Series season
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DateApril 12, 2015
Official nameIndy Grand Prix of Louisiana
LocationNOLA Motorsports Park
CourseStreet circuit
2.75 mi / 4.42 km
Distance47 laps
129.25 mi / 207.74 km
WeatherHeavy thunderstorms
Pole position
DriverJuan Pablo Montoya (Team Penske)
Time1:39.8157
Fastest lap
DriverScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:28.5583 (on lap 40 of 47)
Podium
FirstJames Hinchcliffe (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
SecondHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
ThirdJames Jakes (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)

Contents

ReportEdit

Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying was cancelled as rain brought an early end to proceedings.[1] The grid was set by entrant points standings from the previous race; the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Pos No. Name Entrant
Points
1 2   Juan Pablo Montoya 51
2 1   Will Power 44
3 10   Tony Kanaan 35
4 3   Hélio Castroneves 33
5 22   Simon Pagenaud 31
6 11   Sébastien Bourdais 28
7 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay 26
8 41   Jack Hawksworth 25
9 20   Luca Filippi 22
10 27   Marco Andretti 20
11 15   Graham Rahal 19
12 21   Josef Newgarden 18
13 14   Takuma Sato 17
14 26   Carlos Muñoz 16
15 9   Scott Dixon 15
16 5   James Hinchcliffe 14
17 98   Gabby Chaves R 13
18 25   Simona de Silvestro 12
19 8   Sage Karam R 11
20 4   Stefano Coletti R 10
21 83   Charlie Kimball 9
22 7   James Jakes 8
23 19   Francesco Dracone R 7
24 18   Carlos Huertas 6
Qualifications

Race resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired 0 Stops Grid Laps Led Pts.1
1 5   James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 47 1:47:19.4896 0 16 15 51
2 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 47 +0.4279 0 4 1 41
3 7   James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 47 +0.8452 0 22 35
4 25   Simona de Silvestro Andretti Autosport Honda 47 +1.2924 0 18 32
5 2   Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Chevrolet 47 +1.7564 0 1 31 33
6 10   Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 47 +2.2638 0 3 28
7 1   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 47 +3.0958 0 2 26
8 15   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 47 +4.3495 0 11 24
9 21   Josef Newgarden CFH Racing Chevrolet 47 +5.7352 0 12 22
10 20   Luca Filippi CFH Racing Chevrolet 47 +7.2115 0 9 20
11 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 47 +7.8421 0 15 19
12 26   Carlos Muñoz Andretti Autosport Honda 47 +9.0899 0 14 18
13 27   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda 47 +9.7817 0 10 17
14 83   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 47 +15.7221 0 21 16
15 98   Gabby Chaves R Bryan Herta Autosport Honda 46 +1 Lap 0 17 15
16 18   Carlos Huertas Dale Coyne Racing Honda 46 +1 Lap 0 24 14
17 4   Stefano Coletti R KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 44 +3 Laps 0 20 13
18 8   Sage Karam R Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 44 +3 Laps 0 19 12
19 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 43 Contact 0 7 8
20 22   Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet 43 Contact 0 5 10
21 11   Sébastien Bourdais KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 43 Contact 0 6 9
22 14   Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 39 Mechanical 0 13 8
23 19   Francesco Dracone R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 23 Contact 0 23 7
24 41   Jack Hawksworth A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 19 Contact 0 8 6
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE
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.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit