2020 IndyCar Series

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series was the 25th season of the IndyCar Series and the 109th official championship season of American open wheel racing. The premier event was the 2020 Indianapolis 500. Josef Newgarden entered the season as the defending National Champion. Honda entered as defending Manufacturers' Cup champion for the second consecutive season. It is the first year under Penske management after they took over in late 2019.

2020 IndyCar season
NTT IndyCar Series
Season
Races14
Start dateJune 6
End dateOctober 25
Awards
Drivers' championNew Zealand Scott Dixon
Manufacturers' CupJapan Honda
Rookie of the YearNetherlands Rinus VeeKay
Indianapolis 500 winnerJapan Takuma Sato
Discipline champions
Oval championNew Zealand Scott Dixon
Road course championUnited States Josef Newgarden
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Scott Dixon (left) won his sixth series championship while Josef Newgarden (right) finished second in the championship.

Series newsEdit

  • On May 24, 2019, it was announced that the IndyCar Series would introduce cockpit protection, combining an Aeroscreen and the Halo used in Formula One, from the 2020 season onwards. The cockpit protection was built by Red Bull Advanced Technologies in a collaborative effort with Dallara. The combination of aeroscreen and halo is designed to improve safety standards by deflecting debris away from a driver's head and was originally developed for use in Formula One and IndyCar before its application was expanded to other open-wheel championships.[1]
  • On November 3, 2019, it was announced the Team Penske owner Roger Penske had purchased IndyCar, LLC and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Penske also announced he will step down as full-time race strategist.[2] On January 6, 2020, IndyCar announced the transactions were formally complete. Penske officially becomes just the fourth owner in Indianapolis Motor Speedway's history and marks the first time since 1945 where ownership of the Speedway has changed hands.[3]

Contracted teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers have been announced to compete in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. All teams use a spec Dallara IR18 chassis with universal aero kit and Firestone tires.

Team Engine No. Driver(s) Round(s)
A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 4   Charlie Kimball[4] All
14   Tony Kanaan[5] 1, 5–9
  Sébastien Bourdais[6] 12–14
  Dalton Kellett[6]  R  2–4, 10–11
41 7, 12–13
Andretti Autosport Honda 26   Zach Veach[7][8] 1–11
  James Hinchcliffe[9] 12–14
27   Alexander Rossi[10] All
28   Ryan Hunter-Reay[11] All
29   James Hinchcliffe[12] 1–2, 7
Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport 88   Colton Herta[13] All
Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian 98   Marco Andretti[14] All
Arrow McLaren SP[15] Chevrolet 5   Patricio O'Ward[16] All
7   Oliver Askew[16]  R  1–11, 14
  Hélio Castroneves[17] 12–13
66   Fernando Alonso[18]  R [N 1] 7
Carlin Chevrolet 59   Conor Daly[19] 1, 5–6, 8–9
  Max Chilton[20] 2–4, 7, 10–14
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 8   Marcus Ericsson[21] All
9   Scott Dixon[22] All
10   Felix Rosenqvist[21] All
Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing & Byrd Belardi[23] Honda 51   James Davison  R [N 2] 7
Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh 55   Álex Palou[24]  R  All
Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan 18   Santino Ferrucci[25] All
DragonSpeed[26] Chevrolet 81   Ben Hanley[27]  R [N 3] 7
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing[28][29] Chevrolet 24   Sage Karam[30][31][32] 2, 7, 12–13
67[N 4]   J. R. Hildebrand[33] 7
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 20   Ed Carpenter[34] 1, 5–9
  Conor Daly[35] 2–4, 10–14
21   Rinus VeeKay[36]  R  All
47   Conor Daly[35][37] 7
Meyer Shank Racing[38] Honda 60   Jack Harvey All
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing[39] Honda 15   Graham Rahal[40] All
30   Takuma Sato[41] All
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with Citrone/Buhl Autosport[42][43] 45   Spencer Pigot 2, 7
Team Penske Chevrolet 1   Josef Newgarden[44] All
3   Hélio Castroneves[45][46] 7
  Scott McLaughlin[47]  R  14
12   Will Power[44] All
22   Simon Pagenaud[48] All
R Eligible for Rookie of the Year

Team changesEdit

Driver changesEdit

ScheduleEdit

The 17-race 2020 schedule was initially announced on September 1, 2019; there was one change from the 2019 IndyCar Series calendar with Pocono Raceway being replaced by Richmond Raceway, the latter track returning to the series for the first time since 2009.[69] As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ten races were cancelled (including the Detroit doubleheader), five rescheduled, and five replacement races added.

During the delay to start the season, many of the IndyCar series drivers participated in the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge.

Rd. Date Race name Track City
1 June 6 Genesys 300  O  Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas
2 July 4 GMR Grand Prix  R  Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Speedway, Indiana
3 July 11 REV Group Grand Prix Presented by AMR Doubleheader  R  Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
4 July 12
5 July 17 Iowa INDYCAR 250s  O  Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
6 July 18
7 August 23 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge  O  Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana
8 August 29 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline  O  World Wide Technology Raceway Madison, Illinois
9 August 30
10 September 12 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio  R  Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio
11 September 13
12 October 2 INDYCAR Harvest GP  R  Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Speedway, Indiana
13 October 3
14 October 25 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg  R  Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida
References:[70][71][72][73][74][75][76][77][78][79][80][81][82]
O Short oval/Superspeedway
R Road/street course

Schedule changes due to the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in North America, and subsequent restrictions on public gatherings and non-essential business (which have affected all sports worldwide), pupled to the postponement of the IndyCar Series season to at least June, and the cancellation of several races.

On March 12, 2020, IndyCar announced that the opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg would be held with no spectators and essential personnel only.[83] However, the next day (March 13), IndyCar announced that the event, as well as all races through April, would be cancelled, citing widening closures and health risks of gatherings. The series announced an intent to begin with the two "Month of May" races in Indianapolis which would have been the first time since the 1957 season that IMS would begin the season.[84]

On March 26, IndyCar announced that it would postpone the GMR Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 to July 4 and August 23 respectively (with the former joining NASCAR's Brickyard 400 race weekend), marking the first time either event would be held outside of May. The Detroit Grand Prix was to serve as season opener, while plans were announced for the St. Petersburg race to possibly be reinstated.[85][86][87]

On April 6, IndyCar announced the cancellation of the Detroit Grand Prix, with organizers citing Michigan's stay-at-home order and other scheduled events at Belle Isle making it impossible to prepare for or reschedule the event.[88][89] To compensate for other cancelled races, IndyCar also announced the conversion of the Iowa 300 and Monterey Grand Prix races to double-header weekends, and added a third Indianapolis Motor Speedway race on October 3 as part of the USAC-sanctioned Intercontinental GT Challenge endurance race meeting on the road course.[90]

On May 7, it was announced that the season would commence with a condensed, one-day event format at Texas Motor Speedway, with no spectators in attendance.[91] The race, initially scheduled for 248 laps or around 600 kilometres (370 miles), was shortened to 200 laps or around 300 miles (480 kilometres). As well as this, extensive social distancing protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic were announced for team personnel, as well as provisions for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).[70] On May 27, it was announced that tire stints during the Genesys 300 would be limited to a maximum of 35 laps, as unused tires from the 2019 DXC Technology 600 were utilized for the race weekend.[92] This had occurred previously, during the final third of the 2017 Rainguard Water Sealers 600, where a 30-lap maximum was implemented with competition cautions.[93]

On May 13, IndyCar announced that the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg would be held as the season finale on October 25, being the only street course race on the schedule.[94]

On May 15, the promoters of the Honda Indy Toronto announced that the race scheduled for July 12 would be postponed.[95]

On May 21, IndyCar announced further changes to the schedule. The round at Road America was moved to July and became a doubleheader weekend, the previously postponed Toronto race was cancelled, and the Richmond round was cancelled.[96]

On June 4, IMS announced that all events during the Brickyard 400 weekend, including the GMR Grand Prix, would be held with no spectators.[97]

On July 15, IndyCar announced a new qualifying format for the Iowa IndyCar 250s where the first lap would set the drivers starting spot for race 1 and the second lap would set the drivers starting spot for race 2.[98]

On July 22, it was announced that the Indianapolis 500 would be further capped at 25% capacity.[99][100]

On July 27, the round at Portland and double-header rounds at Laguna Seca were canceled. To fill the gaps in the schedule, the rounds at Mid-Ohio, Gateway, and the Harvest GP at the Indianapolis road course were converted into double-header rounds. The double-header road course qualifying format was announced to be utilized once more at Mid-Ohio and Indianapolis, while the double-header oval qualifying format used at Iowa would also be used at Gateway.[101]

On August 1, IndyCar officials, Mid-Ohio track officials, and the promoter of the race at Mid-Ohio announced that the doubleheader at Mid-Ohio would be postponed to later in the season due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Ohio.[102] On September 5, the series announced the race would go ahead as a doubleheader event on September 12–13.[82]

On August 4, citing increases in COVID-19 cases in Marion County, Indiana, it was announced that the Indianapolis 500 would be closed to the public.[103]

Cancelled eventsEdit

Original
date
Race name Track City
April 5 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama  R  Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama
April 19 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach  R  Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California
April 26 AutoNation IndyCar Challenge  R  Circuit of the Americas Austin, Texas
May 30 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation  R  The Raceway at Belle Isle Park Detroit, Michigan
May 31
June 27 Indy Richmond 300  O  Richmond Raceway Richmond, Virginia
July 12 Honda Indy Toronto  R  Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario
September 13 Grand Prix of Portland  R  Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon
September 19 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey  R  WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California
September 20
References:[104][105][75][95][77][106]
O Short oval/Superspeedway
R Road/street course

ResultsEdit

Rd. Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Race Winner Report
Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Texas   Josef Newgarden   Felix Rosenqvist   Scott Dixon   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
2 Indianapolis GP   Will Power   Scott Dixon   Will Power   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
3 Road America 1   Josef Newgarden[N 5]   Marco Andretti   Josef Newgarden   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
4 Road America 2   Patricio O'Ward[N 6]   Felix Rosenqvist   Patricio O'Ward   Felix Rosenqvist Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
5 Iowa 1   Conor Daly[N 7]   Conor Daly   Simon Pagenaud   Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet Report
6 Iowa 2   Josef Newgarden[N 7]   Josef Newgarden   Josef Newgarden   Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet
7 Indianapolis 500   Marco Andretti   James Hinchcliffe   Scott Dixon   Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Report
8 Gateway 1   Will Power[N 8]   Takuma Sato   Patricio O'Ward   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
9 Gateway 2   Takuma Sato[N 8]   Álex Palou   Takuma Sato   Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet
10 Mid-Ohio 1   Will Power[N 9]   Patricio O'Ward   Will Power   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet Report
11 Mid-Ohio 2   Colton Herta[N 10]   Scott Dixon   Colton Herta   Colton Herta Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport Honda
12 Harvest GP 1   Rinus VeeKay[N 11]   Rinus VeeKay   Josef Newgarden   Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet Report
13 Harvest GP 2   Will Power[N 12]   Simon Pagenaud   Will Power   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet
14 St. Petersburg   Will Power   Marcus Ericsson   Alexander Rossi   Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet Report

Points standingsEdit

  • Ties are broken by number of wins, followed by number of 2nds, 3rds, etc.; then by finishing position in the previous race; then by random draw.[107]

Driver standingsEdit

  • At all races except the Indy 500, the pole position qualifier earns one (1) point. The top nine Indy 500 qualifiers receive points, descending from 9 points for the pole position. At double header races, the fastest qualifier of each qualifying group earns one point.
  • One (1) point is awarded to each driver who leads at least one race lap. Two (2) additional points are awarded to the driver who leads most laps during a race.
  • Entrant-initiated engine change-outs before the engine reaches their required distance run will result in the loss of ten (−10) points.
  • The usual double points for the season finale has been suspended for this season.
Pos Driver TEX IMS ROA IOW INDY GTW MDO IMS STP Pts
1   Scott Dixon 1L* 1L 1L 12 2 5L 22L* 1L 5 10 10 9 8 3 537
2   Josef Newgarden 3L 7L 14L* 9 5L 1L* 5 12 1L 2 8 1L* 4 1L 521
3   Colton Herta 7 4 5 5 20 19 8L 4 6L 9L 1L* 4L 2 11L 421
4   Patricio O'Ward 12 8 8 2L* 4L 12L 6 3L* 2L 11 9 22 5 2 416
5   Will Power 13 20L* 2L 11L 21 2L 14L 17L 3L 1L* 7 6 1L* 24L 396
6   Graham Rahal 17 2L 7L 23 12 3L 38 18 20 4 4L 7L 7 9L 377
7   Takuma Sato DNS 10 9 8 10L 21 13L 2L 9L* 17 18L 18 14 10 348
8   Simon Pagenaud 2 3 12 13 1L* 4 22L 19 16 18 6 16 10 6 339
9   Alexander Rossi 15 25 19 3 6 8 279L 22 14 3L 2 2 3 21L* 317
10   Ryan Hunter-Reay 8 13 4 22 16 22L 105 7 11 5 3 19 16 5 315
11   Felix Rosenqvist 20 15 18 1L 14L 15 12L 8L 7 6 22 5L 11 18 306
12   Marcus Ericsson 19 6L 10L 4 9 9 32 5 23 15 5L 10 15 7 291
13   Santino Ferrucci 21 9 6 6 13 18 4L 16L 10 14 14 15L 12 23 290
14   Rinus VeeKay  RY  22 5 13 14 19 17 204 6 4 8 11 3L 17 15 289
15   Jack Harvey 16 17L 23 17 7 7 9 11 13 7 12 8 6 19 288
16   Álex Palou  R  23 19 3 7 11 14 287 15 12 12 23 17 9 13L 238
17   Conor Daly 6 12 21 18 8L 13L 29 10 8 13 16 12 20 17 237
18   Charlie Kimball 11 18 11 10 17 16 18 13 18 21 19 13 23 8 218
19   Oliver Askew  R  9 26 15 21 3 6L 30L 14 17 19 15 16 195
20   Marco Andretti 14 22 22 19 22 10 131 23 15 23 20 25 22 20 176
21   Zach Veach 4L 14L 16 16 23 20 15L 21 22 20 17 166
22   Max Chilton 16 17 15 17 16 13 11 19 12 147
23   James Hinchcliffe 18 11 76L 14 13 14L 138
24   Tony Kanaan 10 18 11 19 9 19 106
25   Ed Carpenter 5 15 23 26 20 21 81
26   Dalton Kellett  R  21 20 20 31 22 21 24 25 67
27   Hélio Castroneves 11 20 21 57
28   Sébastien Bourdais 21 18 4 53
29   Sage Karam 23 24 23 24 32
30   J. R. Hildebrand 16 28
31   Fernando Alonso  R  21 18
32   Spencer Pigot 24L 25 17
33   Ben Hanley  R  23 14
34   James Davison  R  33 10
35   Scott McLaughlin  R  22 8
Pos Driver TEX IMS ROA IOW INDY GTW MDO IMS STP Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd-place finish
Bronze 3rd-place finish
Green Top 5 finish
Light Blue Top 10 finish
Dark Blue Other flagged position
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Brown Withdrew (Wth)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did Not Start (DNS)
Race abandoned (C)
Blank Did not participate
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point; except Indy)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
L Led race lap
(1 point)
* Led most race laps
(2 points)
1–9 Indy 500 "Fast Nine"
bonus points
c Qualifying canceled
(no bonus point)
 RY  Rookie of the Year
 R  Rookie

Manufacturer standingsEdit

  • All manufacturer points (including qualifying points, race finish points, and race win bonus points) can only be earned by full-season entrants,[N 13] and provided they are using an engine from their initial allocation, or have mileaged out all previously used engines.[N 14] Ineligible cars are removed from the finishing order used for race finish points,[N 15] and cannot score pole or win bonus points.[N 16][108]
  • The top two finishing entrants from each manufacturer in each race score points for their respective manufacturer. The manufacturer that wins each race will be awarded five (5) additional points.
  • At all races except the Indy 500, the manufacturer who qualifies on pole earns one (1) point. At the Indy 500, the fastest Saturday qualifier earns one (1) point, while the pole position winner on Sunday earns two (2) points.
Pos Manufacturer TEX IMS ROA IOWA INDY GTW MDO IMS STP Pts
1 Honda 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 5 3 1 2 2 3 1122
4 2 3 3 6 5 2 2 6 4 2 4 3 5
87 95 90 90 68 65 98P 95 59P 67 96P 72 75 65
2 Chevrolet 2 3 2 2 1 1 5 3 1 1 6 1 1 1 1099
3 5 8 9 3 2 6 6 2 2 7 3 4 2
76P 66P 65P 63P 91P 96P 58 64P 95 96P 54 91P 88P 96P
Manufacturer standings results breakdown
Car TEX IMS ROA IOWA INDY GTW MDO IMS STP
Chevrolet
#1 Penske 3P 7 14P 9 5 1P 5 12 1 2 8 1 4 1
#4 Foyt 11 17 11 10 17 16 15 13 18 21 19 13 23 8
#5 AMSP 12 8 8 2P 4 12 6 3 2 11 9 22 5 2
#7 AMSP 9 23 15 21 3 6 22 14 17 19 15 20 21 16
#12 Penske 13 19P 2 11 21 2 12 17P 3 1P 7 6 1 23P
#14 Foyt 10 20 20 20 18 11 16 9 19 22 21 21 18 4
#20 ECR 5 11 21 18 15 23 19 20 21 13 16 12 20 17
#21 ECR 21 5 13 14 20 17 17 6 4 8 11 3P 17 15
#22 Penske 2 3 12 13 1 4 18 19 16 18 6 16 10 6
#59 Carlin 6 15 17 15 8P 13 14 10 8 16 13 11 19 12
Race Finish 75 65 64 62 85 90 58 63 90 90 54 85 82 90
Pole Bonus 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Win Bonus 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Total Points 76 66 65 63 91 96 58 64 95 96 54 91 88 96
Honda
#8 Ganassi 18 6 10 4 9 9 23 5 23 15 5 10 15 7
#9 Ganassi 1 1 1 12 2 5 2 1 5 10 10 9 8 3
#10 Ganassi 19 14 18 1 14 15 10 8 7 6 22 5 11 18
#15 Rahal 17 2 7 23 12 3 3 18 20 4 4 7 7 9
#18 Coyne 20 9 6 6 13 18 4 16 10 14 14 15 12 22
#26 Andretti 4 13 16 16 23 20 13 21 22 20 17 14 13 14
#27 Andretti 15 22 19 3 6 8 20 22 14 3 2 2 3 21
#28 Andretti 8 12 4 22 16 22 9 7 11 5 3 19 16 5
#30 Rahal DNS 10 9 8 10 21 1 2 9 17 18 18 14 10
#55 Coyne 22 18 3 7 11 14 21 15 12 12 23 17 9 13
#60 Shank 16 16 23 17 7 7 8 11 13 7 12 8 6 19
#88 Andretti 7 4 5 5 19 19 7 4 6 9 1P 4 2 11
#98 Andretti 14 21 22 19 22 10 11P 23 15 23 20 23 22 20
Race Finish 82 90 85 85 68 65 90 90 58 67 90 72 75 65
Pole Bonus 3 1 1
Win Bonus 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Total Points 87 95 90 90 68 65 98 95 59 67 96 72 75 65

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Fernando Alonso is considered a rookie in the IndyCar Series; however, he will not be a rookie in the 2020 Indianapolis 500 as he participated in the 2017 Indianapolis 500.
  2. ^ James Davison is considered a rookie in the IndyCar Series; however, he will not be a rookie in the 2020 Indianapolis 500 as he participated in the 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Indianapolis 500.
  3. ^ Ben Hanley is considered a rookie in the IndyCar Series; however, he will not be a rookie in the 2020 Indianapolis 500 as he participated in the 2019 Indianapolis 500.
  4. ^ Dreyer and Reinbold have previously used the No. 48, but that number was bought by Arrow McLaren SP on March 5, 2020.
  5. ^ The qualification format for this race featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. Newgarden set the fastest overall lap, and was awarded the pole position. Jack Harvey set the fastest lap in the other qualifying group, and was also awarded a championship point.
  6. ^ The qualification format for this race featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. O'Ward set the fastest overall lap, and was awarded the pole position. Colton Herta set the fastest lap in the other qualifying group, and was also awarded a championship point.
  7. ^ a b The qualification format for this race was each car taking a 2 lap run, lap 1 would determine the first race's starting lineup while lap 2 would set the second race's starting lineup with lap 1's fastest lap setter getting 1 championship point for pole for race 1 while lap 2's fastest lap setter getting 1 championship point for pole for race 2. Conor Daly got 1 championship point for pole for race 1 while Josef Newgarden got 1 championship point for pole for race 2.
  8. ^ a b The qualification format for this race was each car taking a 2 lap run, lap 1 would determine the first race's starting lineup while lap 2 would set the second race's starting lineup with lap 1's fastest lap setter getting 1 championship point for pole for race 1 while lap 2's fastest lap setter getting 1 championship point for pole for race 2. Will Power got 1 championship point for pole for race 1 while Takuma Sato got 1 championship point for pole for race 2.
  9. ^ The qualification format for this race featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. Power set the fastest overall lap, and was awarded the pole position. Ryan Hunter-Reay set the fastest lap in the other qualifying group, and was also awarded a championship point.
  10. ^ The qualification format for this race featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. Herta set the fastest overall lap, and was awarded the pole position. Santino Ferrucci set the fastest lap in the other qualifying group, and was also awarded a championship point.
  11. ^ The qualification format for this race featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. VeeKay set the fastest overall lap, and was awarded the pole position. Josef Newgarden set the fastest lap in the other qualifying group, and was also awarded a championship point.
  12. ^ The qualification format for this race features two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. Power set the fastest overall lap and was awarded the pole position. Colton Herta set the fastest lap in the other qualifying group, and was also awarded a championship point.
  13. ^ Rule 12.6.5.
  14. ^ Rule 16.2.3.2.
  15. ^ Rule 16.2.3.3.
  16. ^ Rule 12.6.5.1.5.

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