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2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

The 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the third round of the 2018 IndyCar Series and the 44th annual running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The race was contested over 85 laps on a temporary street circuit in Long Beach, California on April 15, 2018. Alexander Rossi won both the pole and the race.[1][2]

United States 2018 Long Beach
Race details
3rd round of the 2018 IndyCar Series season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
DateApril 15, 2018
Official nameToyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
LocationStreets of Long Beach
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance85 laps
167.28 mi / 269.21 km
Pole position
DriverAlexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport)
Time1:06.5528
Fastest lap
DriverJosef Newgarden (Team Penske)
Time1:07.5511 (on lap 30 of 85)
Podium
FirstAlexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport)
SecondWill Power (Team Penske)
ThirdEd Jones (Chip Ganassi Racing)

Contents

ReportEdit

RaceEdit

Rossi maintained the lead position on the start. Will Power, who had qualified alongside Rossi on the front row, also held his position in second. Behind the leaders, Graham Rahal made contact with Simon Pagenaud, forcing the latter into the wall and out of the race. Rossi's lead remained at about 3.5 seconds from lap seven to lap 25, when he made his first pit stop. He would regain the lead after the other drivers made their own stops, holding it for most of the rest of the race. Rossi's victory moved him to the lead in the Drivers' Championship points standings, 23 points ahead of Josef Newgarden, who finished seventh in the race.[2]

ResultsEdit

Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Name Grp. Round 1 Round 2 Firestone Fast 6
1 27   Alexander Rossi 2 1:07.1718 1:06.8326 1:06.5528
2 12   Will Power W 2 1:07.5874 1:06.5709 1:06.9054
3 22   Simon Pagenaud W 2 1:07.5481 1:06.9057 1:06.9107
4 9   Scott Dixon W 1 1:07.7897 1:06.8341 1:07.0483
5 15   Graham Rahal 1 1:08.0364 1:07.0903 1:07.1275
6 1   Josef Newgarden 1 1:07.8123 1:06.8833 1:07.1922
7 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay W 1 1:07.7058 1:07.1415
8 5   James Hinchcliffe W 2 1:07.6893 1:07.1899
9 18   Sébastien Bourdais W 2 1:07.5662 1:07.1943
10 6   Robert Wickens R 1 1:07.9894 1:07.2289
11 14   Tony Kanaan 2 1:07.8917 1:07.3478
12 20   Jordan King R 1 1:08.2933 1:07.6427
13 10   Ed Jones 1 1:08.3844
14 4   Matheus Leist R 2 1:08.1622
15 59   Max Chilton 1 1:08.7167
16 26   Zach Veach R 2 1:08.1763
17 60   Jack Harvey R 1 1:08.8207
18 21   Spencer Pigot 2 1:08.2739
19 88   Gabby Chaves 1 1:08.8623
20 98   Marco Andretti 2 1:08.5294
21 19   Zachary Claman DeMelo R 1 1:09.1429
22 30   Takuma Sato W 2 1:08.6340
23 23   Charlie Kimball 1 1:09.7481
24 32   Kyle Kaiser R 2 No time
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Pts.1
1 27   Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda 85 1:53:15.2434 2 1 71 54
2 12   Will Power W Team Penske Chevrolet 85 +1.2413 2 2 6 41
3 10   Ed Jones Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 +9.2906 3 13 35
4 26   Zach Veach R Andretti Autosport Honda 85 +10.1050 2 16 32
5 15   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 85 +10.7466 5 5 30
6 98   Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda 85 +11.5513 2 20 28
7 1   Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet 85 +12.2175 3 6 3 27
8 14   Tony Kanaan A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 85 +16.1048 3 11 24
9 5   James Hinchcliffe W Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 85 +16.4757 3 8 22
10 23   Charlie Kimball Carlin Chevrolet 85 +17.0119 4 23 20
11 9   Scott Dixon W Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 +17.3301 3 4 19
12 60   Jack Harvey R Meyer Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson Honda 85 +18.3469 3 17 18
13 18   Sébastien Bourdais W Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda 85 +18.9443 4 9 4 18
14 4   Matheus Leist R A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 85 +18.9466 3 14 16
15 21   Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 84 +1 Lap 3 18 15
16 32   Kyle Kaiser R Juncos Racing Chevrolet 84 +1 Lap 6 24 14
17 59   Max Chilton Carlin Chevrolet 84 +1 Lap 5 15 13
18 20   Jordan King R Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 84 +1 Lap 5 12 12
19 88   Gabby Chaves Harding Racing Chevrolet 83 +2 Laps 6 19 11
20 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay W Andretti Autosport Honda 81 +4 Laps 5 7 1 11
21 30   Takuma Sato W Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 74 +11 Laps 5 22 9
22 6   Robert Wickens R Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 73 +12 Laps 7 10 8
23 19   Zachary Claman DeMelo R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 27 Contact 3 21 7
24 22   Simon Pagenaud W Team Penske Chevrolet 0 Contact 0 3 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

  1. ^ Malsher, David (April 14, 2018). "Long Beach IndyCar: Brilliant Rossi beats the Penskes to pole". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Malsher, David (April 15, 2018). "Long Beach IndyCar: Rossi dominates race to grab championship lead". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 6, 2018.


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