EVENT SUMMARY: St. Petersburg

2012 Season, Event Summaries — By on March 20, 2012 9:03 am
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Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Sunday, March 25, 2012

Winner: Helio Castroneves
Official box score – View PDF

 

Post-race analysis »
Post-race point standings »
Important times »
Track facts »
Entrant facts »
History »
Session times »

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POST-RACE ANALYSIS

Box score: View PDF
Unofficial lap report (with penalty list): View PDF
Lap chart: View PDF
Tire use chart: View PDF
Pit stop summary: View PDF

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 3 Helio Castroneves 50
2 9 Scott Dixon 42
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 35
4 27 James Hinchcliffe 32
5 2 Ryan Briscoe 30
6 77 Simon Pagenaud 28
7 12 Will Power 27
8 5 EJ Viso 24
9 83 Charlie Kimball 22
10 18 Justin Wilson 20
11 67 Josef Newgarden 19
12 38 Graham Rahal 18
13 10 Dario Franchitti 17
14 26 Marco Andretti 16
15 98 Alex Tagliani 15
16 22 Oriol Servia 14
17 8 Rubens Barrichello 13
18 20 Ed Carpenter 12
18 4 JR Hildebrand 12
18 6 Katherine Legge 12
18 14 Mike Conway 12
18 7 Sebastien Bourdais 12
18 78 Simona de Silvestro 12
18 15 Takuma Sato 12
25 19 James Jakes 10
25 11 Tony Kanaan 10

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 9
2 Honda 6
3 Lotus 4

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud 28
2 67 Josef Newgarden 19
3 6 Katherine Legge 12

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $80,000
2 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $65,000
3 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $53,000
4 7 Lotus Dragon Racing $40,000
5 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $26,000
6 19 Dale Coyne Racing $0

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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: 1:00 PM EDT*
Race broadcast: 12:30 PM EDT on ABC
Qualifying: 1:55 EDT Saturday (no broadcast)
Practice sessions: 11:50 AM-12:50 PM EDT Friday
2:50-3:50 PM EDT Friday
9:55-10:55 AM EDT Saturday
8:35-9:05 AM EDT Sunday
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 10:00 AM PDT, 5:00 PM GMT, 6:00 AM Mon NZDT, 4:00 AM Mon AEDT, 2:00 AM Mon JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Temporary street circuit
Length: 1.81 miles
Race distance: 100 laps (181 miles)
Number of turns: 14
Track map: View PDF
Start: Rolling
Restarts: Double-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @GPSTPETE, #gpstpete
Weather forecast: Disabled

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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Wing configuration: Road/street
Boost level: 155kPa
Tires available per entry: Primary (blacks): 6 sets (one to be returned after first practice)
Alternate (reds): 3 sets
Wets: 5 sets
From Firestone: The primary and alternate tire specifications are new for 2012. Both feature updated tread compounds applied to the same Firestone street-course tire construction as used in 2011. The Firestone rain tire for this weekend is the same rain spec used in the last half of 2011.
Qualifying groups: View PDF

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HISTORY

Last five wins: 2011 – Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
2010 – Will Power, Team Penske
2009 – Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske
2008 – Graham Rahal, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
2007 – Helio Castroneves, Team Penske
Last five poles: 2011 – Will Power, Team Penske (1:01.9625 s.; 104.579 mph)
2010 – Will Power, Team Penske (1:01.6026 s.; 105.190 mph)
2009 – Graham Rahal, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (1:02.4110 s.; 103.828 mph)
2008 – Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green Racing (1:02.5322 s.; 103.627 mph)
2007 – Helio Castroneves, Team Penske (1:01.6839 s.; 105.052 mph)
Track lap record: 1:00.928 (2003, Sebastien Bourdais)

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SESSION TIMES

Race – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 5 3 Helio Castroneves C 100
2 6 9 Scott Dixon H 100
3 3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 100
4 4 27 James Hinchcliffe C 100
5 2 2 Ryan Briscoe C 100
6 16 77 Simon Pagenaud H 100
7 1 12 Will Power C 100
8 12 5 EJ Viso C 100
9 22 83 Charlie Kimball H 100
10 15 18 Justin Wilson H 100
11 19 67 Josef Newgarden H 100
12 10 38 Graham Rahal H 100
13 9 10 Dario Franchitti H 100
14 7 26 Marco Andretti C 99
15 17 98 Alex Tagliani L 99
16 23 22 Oriol Servia L 99
17 13 8 Rubens Barrichello C 98
18 24 20 Ed Carpenter C 98
19 18 4 JR Hildebrand C 96 Mechanical
20 11 14 Mike Conway H 75 Mechanical
21 26 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 73 Mechanical
22 14 15 Takuma Sato H 73 Mechanical
23 25 6 Katherine Legge L 59 Mechanical
24 21 78 Simona de Silvestro L 22 Mechanical
25 8 11 Tony Kanaan C 21 Mechanical
26 20 19 James Jakes H 19 Contact

Red=Non-Leaders Circle entry

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Practice 4 – Sunday morning warm-up

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 14 Mike Conway H 0 1:03.2891 1:03.2891 0 21 21
2 15 Takuma Sato H 0.0346 1:03.3237 1:03.3237 0.0346 18 18
3 18 Justin Wilson H 0.3602 1:03.6493 1:03.6493 0.3256 19 19
4 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.3668 1:03.6559 1:03.7942 0.0066 15 14
5 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.4170 1:03.7061 1:03.8470 0.0502 14 13
6 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.4456 1:03.7347 1:03.7347 0.0286 16 16
7 78 Simona de Silvestro L 0.5266 1:03.8157 1:03.9136 0.0810 17 16
8 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 0.5965 1:03.8856 1:07.5301 0.0699 16 15
9 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.6728 1:03.9619 1:07.9644 0.0763 13 12
10 98 Alex Tagliani L 0.9189 1:04.2080 1:07.6772 0.2461 15 14
11 38 Graham Rahal H 1.0232 1:04.3123 1:04.3123 0.1043 18 18
12 5 EJ Viso C 1.1416 1:04.4307 1:04.5116 0.1184 10 9
13 8 Rubens Barrichello C 1.1809 1:04.4700 1:04.5963 0.0393 14 12
14 19 James Jakes H 1.4623 1:04.7514 1:04.8135 0.2814 19 17
15 26 Marco Andretti C 1.4880 1:04.7771 1:04.7771 0.0257 16 16
16 9 Scott Dixon H 1.5386 1:04.8277 1:05.1361 0.0506 16 14
17 20 Ed Carpenter C 1.9130 1:05.2021 1:05.5604 0.3744 13 12
18 10 Dario Franchitti H 2.1076 1:05.3967 1:17.5751 0.1946 19 17
19 22 Oriol Servia L 2.4877 1:05.7768 1:06.5980 0.3801 10 9
20 12 Will Power C 2.5826 1:05.8717 1:39.1591 0.0949 12 9
21 83 Charlie Kimball H 3.0077 1:06.2968 1:06.7432 0.4251 14 12
22 77 Simon Pagenaud H 3.0708 1:06.3599 1:06.3599 0.0631 6 6
23 3 Helio Castroneves C 9.3770 1:12.6661 1:29.2990 6.3062 13 11
24 67 Josef Newgarden H 9.4114 1:12.7005 1:12.7005 0.0344 8 8
25 2 Ryan Briscoe C 22.8472 1:26.1363 1:34.8354 13.4358 3 1
26 6 Katherine Legge L 28.5539 1:31.8430 1:49.5253 5.7067 8 4

Notes:
- 11-Kanaan causes red flag with spin in turn 4 with ~20 minutes left; no damage.
- 67-Newgarden has flat left rear entering turn 1 with ~5 minutes left; no flag.

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Official starting grid: View PDF

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Qualifying – Firestone Fast 6

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:01.3721 1:01.6988 0 4 2
2 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.1636 1:01.5357 1:01.6859 0.1636 3 2
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.5600 1:01.9321 1:29.5811 0.3964 4 1
4 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.5980 1:01.9701 1:02.7447 0.0380 5 3
5 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.6266 1:01.9987 1:02.3138 0.0286 5 2
6 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.7374 1:02.1095 1:06.1634 0.1108 6 5

Notes:
- 77-Pagenaud will start in 16th position after penalty is assessed for unapproved engine change on Friday.

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Qualifying – Round 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0 1:01.4491 1:07.5609 0 6 2
2 12 Will Power C 0.0323 1:01.4814 1:08.8235 0.0323 4 3
3 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.0809 1:01.5300 1:01.7568 0.0486 4 2
4 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.2369 1:01.6860 1:02.6878 0.1560 5 3
5 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.2805 1:01.7296 1:02.4566 0.0436 5 1
6 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.3123 1:01.7614 1:07.0070 0.0318 6 2
7 9 Scott Dixon H 0.3145 1:01.7636 1:02.0369 0.0022 5 1
8 26 Marco Andretti C 0.3404 1:01.7895 1:03.2559 0.0259 5 2
9 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.4208 1:01.8699 1:02.4941 0.0804 5 1
10 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.5079 1:01.9570 1:02.0522 0.0871 4 2
11 38 Graham Rahal H 0.5742 1:02.0233 1:02.3432 0.0663 5 3
12 14 Mike Conway H 1.0593 1:02.5084 1:03.2717 0.4851 7 3

Notes:
- 3-Castroneves has left rear damage after contact at turn 9 at end of round 2; no flag, no penalty.

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Qualifying – Round 1, Segment 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0 1:01.9645 1:03.9565 0 5 1
2 12 Will Power C 0.0200 1:01.9845 1:02.0019 0.0200 4 3
3 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.0367 1:02.0012 1:09.2347 0.0167 6 3
4 26 Marco Andretti C 0.0772 1:02.0417 1:04.3436 0.0405 6 3
5 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.1676 1:02.1321 1:02.3990 0.0904 6 2
6 9 Scott Dixon H 0.2068 1:02.1713 1:02.4378 0.0392 5 3
7 8 Rubens Barrichello C 0.2364 1:02.2009 1:05.9459 0.0296 5 2
8 18 Justin Wilson H 0.2893 1:02.2538 1:07.0164 0.0529 7 2
9 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.4781 1:02.4426 1:02.9443 0.1888 5 3
10 19 James Jakes H 0.5626 1:02.5271 1:20.3397 0.0845 6 4
11 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.0792 1:03.0437 1:08.6439 0.5166 8 3
12 20 Ed Carpenter C 1.3946 1:03.3591 1:03.9887 0.3154 8 2
13 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 3.7213 1:05.6858 1:13.8068 2.3267 6 1

Notes:
- 7-Bourdais causes red flag and causes left rear damage after contact at turn 8 at end of segment 2; penalized two fastest lap times.

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Qualifying – Round 1, Segment 1

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 3 Helio Castroneves C 0 1:01.9518 1:15.1941 0 5 4
2 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.0337 1:01.9855 1:08.7524 0.0337 6 4
3 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.1651 1:02.1169 1:02.1875 0.1314 4 2
4 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.3877 1:02.3395 1:02.7057 0.2226 5 3
5 38 Graham Rahal H 0.4476 1:02.3994 1:04.5928 0.0599 7 2
6 14 Mike Conway H 0.4583 1:02.4101 1:02.5752 0.0107 5 4
7 5 EJ Viso C 0.5628 1:02.5146 1:03.0225 0.1045 6 2
8 15 Takuma Sato H 0.6497 1:02.6015 1:03.9402 0.0869 5 3
9 98 Alex Tagliani L 0.6988 1:02.6506 1:02.9724 0.0491 5 3
10 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.7637 1:02.7155 1:06.6169 0.0649 6 5
11 78 Simona de Silvestro L 0.8700 1:02.8218 1:03.3141 0.1063 6 4
12 22 Oriol Servia L 0.9253 1:02.8771 1:06.6333 0.0553 7 5
13 6 Katherine Legge L 2.2136 1:04.1654 3:32.9549 1.2883 6 3

Notes:
- 6-Legge has front wing damage after making contact at turn 8 at the end of segment 1; no penalty.

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Practice 3 – Saturday morning

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0 1:01.8929 1:03.6298 0 28 25
2 12 Will Power C 0.0466 1:01.9395 1:02.1577 0.0466 25 15
3 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.0499 1:01.9428 1:03.0736 0.0033 17 10
4 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.1117 1:02.0046 1:02.2327 0.0618 19 7
5 14 Mike Conway H 0.1221 1:02.0150 1:02.4199 0.0104 28 25
6 38 Graham Rahal H 0.1293 1:02.0222 1:02.9530 0.0072 27 23
7 9 Scott Dixon H 0.1632 1:02.0561 1:06.4871 0.0339 30 14
8 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.2413 1:02.1342 1:02.1342 0.0781 20 20
9 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.2618 1:02.1547 1:02.1547 0.0205 25 25
10 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.2634 1:02.1563 1:34.8804 0.0016 24 22
11 5 EJ Viso C 0.3381 1:02.2310 1:11.0254 0.0747 25 23
12 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.4350 1:02.3279 1:02.3279 0.0969 23 23
13 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.4749 1:02.3678 1:02.3678 0.0399 24 24
14 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.5526 1:02.4455 1:21.6859 0.0777 28 14
15 19 James Jakes H 0.5719 1:02.4648 1:02.5877 0.0193 27 25
16 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 0.5845 1:02.4774 1:05.3728 0.0126 26 12
17 26 Marco Andretti C 0.6262 1:02.5191 1:03.3354 0.0417 22 4
18 18 Justin Wilson H 0.7202 1:02.6131 1:03.4523 0.0940 26 16
19 15 Takuma Sato H 0.8010 1:02.6939 1:05.3482 0.0808 30 25
20 8 Rubens Barrichello C 0.9016 1:02.7945 1:03.1027 0.1006 26 23
21 22 Oriol Servia L 0.9436 1:02.8365 1:03.6883 0.0420 29 25
22 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.0469 1:02.9398 1:02.9398 0.1033 30 30
23 78 Simona de Silvestro L 1.0711 1:02.9640 1:03.5445 0.0242 25 23
24 98 Alex Tagliani L 1.4574 1:03.3503 1:03.7173 0.3863 22 21
25 20 Ed Carpenter C 1.5122 1:03.4051 1:04.3340 0.0548 21 17
26 6 Katherine Legge L 1.8165 1:03.7094 1:14.6011 0.3043 30 28

Notes:
- 14-Conway causes red flag after stopping on course with ~40 mins left.

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Practice 2 – Friday afternoon

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:02.0077 1:06.1375 0 7 3
2 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.0854 1:02.0931 1:02.5723 0.0854 17 16
3 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.2155 1:02.2232 1:02.6099 0.1301 20 3
4 38 Graham Rahal H 0.2847 1:02.2924 1:03.2314 0.0692 23 5
5 9 Scott Dixon H 0.3040 1:02.3117 1:02.8293 0.0193 16 3
6 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.3113 1:02.3190 1:02.4213 0.0073 13 3
7 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.4555 1:02.4632 1:06.8646 0.1442 25 4
8 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.4737 1:02.4814 1:02.5999 0.0182 20 8
9 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.5224 1:02.5301 1:02.9661 0.0487 18 5
10 14 Mike Conway H 0.5260 1:02.5337 11:00.3611 0.0036 17 5
11 26 Marco Andretti C 0.5547 1:02.5624 1:09.1566 0.0287 24 4
12 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.5920 1:02.5997 7:57.1300 0.0373 10 4
13 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.7606 1:02.7683 1:04.1114 0.1686 26 8
14 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.7761 1:02.7838 1:02.8696 0.0155 24 4
15 18 Justin Wilson H 0.8838 1:02.8915 1:04.3237 0.1077 19 4
16 78 Simona de Silvestro L 0.9059 1:02.9136 1:04.1552 0.0221 21 6
17 19 James Jakes H 0.9075 1:02.9152 1:02.9152 0.0016 24 24
18 15 Takuma Sato H 0.9517 1:02.9594 1:05.2603 0.0442 21 5
19 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 0.9701 1:02.9778 1:03.3363 0.0184 22 5
20 5 EJ Viso C 0.9780 1:02.9857 1:04.2651 0.0079 19 4
21 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.0827 1:03.0904 1:03.6952 0.1047 22 4
22 98 Alex Tagliani L 1.1735 1:03.1812 1:03.4366 0.0908 24 23
23 8 Rubens Barrichello C 1.3213 1:03.3290 1:03.6258 0.1478 25 7
24 22 Oriol Servia L 1.3458 1:03.3535 1:04.2874 0.0245 26 10
25 20 Ed Carpenter C 2.5954 1:04.6031 1:05.6733 1.2496 21 12
26 6 Katherine Legge L 2.7515 1:04.7592 1:04.7592 0.1561 23 23

Notes:
- 77-Pagenaud causes red flag after stopping on course with ~30 mins left. This issue later resulted in an unapproved engine change, which will result in a penalty of 10 grid positions to be assessed after qualifying.
- 19-Jakes causes red flag with ~6 mins to go.

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Practice 1 – Friday morning

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 9 Scott Dixon H 0 1:03.0406 1:04.7380 0 15 9
2 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.4784 1:03.5190 1:06.5564 0.4784 18 6
3 12 Will Power C 0.5341 1:03.5747 1:08.3976 0.0557 19 11
4 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.5607 1:03.6013 1:04.1309 0.0266 15 6
5 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.6011 1:03.6417 1:05.7644 0.0404 23 17
6 18 Justin Wilson H 0.6298 1:03.6704 1:07.0647 0.0287 21 7
7 26 Marco Andretti C 0.7522 1:03.7928 1:07.4022 0.1224 19 6
8 14 Mike Conway H 0.7927 1:03.8333 1:06.7606 0.0405 20 15
9 38 Graham Rahal H 0.8116 1:03.8522 1:04.9155 0.0189 16 8
10 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.8322 1:03.8728 1:04.6602 0.0206 15 12
11 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.8366 1:03.8772 1:04.6117 0.0044 8 5
12 5 EJ Viso C 0.8736 1:03.9142 1:08.5137 0.0370 19 18
13 19 James Jakes H 0.9228 1:03.9634 1:10.4217 0.0492 22 15
14 4 JR Hildebrand C 1.0508 1:04.0914 1:06.9004 0.1280 18 8
15 15 Takuma Sato H 1.0666 1:04.1072 1:05.9355 0.0158 17 11
16 27 James Hinchcliffe C 1.0673 1:04.1079 1:05.9071 0.0007 21 7
17 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 1.0833 1:04.1239 1:06.6371 0.0160 15 9
18 11 Tony Kanaan C 1.0998 1:04.1404 1:04.5749 0.0165 15 5
19 22 Oriol Servia L 1.2540 1:04.2946 1:04.8801 0.1542 22 13
20 98 Alex Tagliani L 1.3455 1:04.3861 1:04.3861 0.0915 21 21
21 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 1.4468 1:04.4874 1:07.2356 0.1013 20 14
22 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.6226 1:04.6632 1:05.1219 0.1758 18 5
23 78 Simona de Silvestro L 1.8741 1:04.9147 1:05.5334 0.2515 22 21
24 8 Rubens Barrichello C 2.6275 1:05.6681 1:12.6932 0.7534 8 7
25 20 Ed Carpenter C 2.9904 1:06.0310 1:06.6265 0.3629 20 15
26 6 Katherine Legge L 4.2925 1:07.3331 1:07.9863 1.3021 20 15

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