EVENT SUMMARY: Barber

2012 Season, Event Summaries — By on March 27, 2012 12:57 pm
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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Sunday, April 1, 2012

Winner: Will Power
Official box score – View PDF

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

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POST-RACE ANALYSIS

Box score: View PDF
Unofficial lap report (with penalty listing): 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 86
2 9 Scott Dixon 84
3 12 Will Power 77
4 27 James Hinchcliffe 60
5 77 Simon Pagenaud 58
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 53
7 38 Graham Rahal 50
8 2 Ryan Briscoe 46
9 14 Mike Conway 38
10 8 Rubens Barrichello 37
10 10 Dario Franchitti 37
12 5 EJ Viso 36
13 26 Marco Andretti 35
14 7 Sebastien Bourdais 34
15 83 Charlie Kimball 32
15 67 Josef Newgarden 32
15 18 Justin Wilson 32
18 22 Oriol Servia 31
19 4 JR Hildebrand 27
20 98 Alex Tagliani 25
21 20 Ed Carpenter 24
21 78 Simona de Silvestro 24
21 19 James Jakes 24
21 6 Katherine Legge 24
21 15 Takuma Sato 24
26 11 Tony Kanaan 22

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet  18
2 Honda  12
3 Lotus  8

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud  58
2 67 Josef Newgarden  32
3 6 Katherine Legge  24

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 7 Lotus Dragon Racing $120,000
2 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $118,000
3 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $106,000
4 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $66,000
5 19 Dale Coyne Racing $65,000
6 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $53,000

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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: 2:45 PM EDT*
Race broadcast: 2:00 PM EDT on NBC Sports Network
Qualifying: 4:00 PM EDT Saturday on NBC Sports Network
(Live 10:40-11:55 AM EDT)
Practice sessions: 1:30-2:30 PM EDT Friday (split into two half-hour groups: View PDF)
4:30-5:30 PM EDT Friday
9:00-9:20 AM EDT Saturday
9:40-10:10 AM EDT Sunday
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
UPDATE: Star Mazda Race #1 postponed due to weather;
will run at 5:00 PM EDT Sunday
Fan Village schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*1:45 PM CDT (Local), 12:45 PM MDT, 11:45 AM PDT, 6:45 PM GMT, 6:45 AM Mon NZST, 4:45 AM Mon AEST, 3:45 AM Mon JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Permanent road course
Length: 2.38 miles
Race distance: 90 laps (214.2 miles)
Number of turns: 17
Track map: View PDF
Start: Rolling
Restarts: Double-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @BarberMotorPark, #higpa
Weather forecast: Disabled

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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Driver performance: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Wing configuration: Road/street
Boost level: 155kPa
Tires available per entry: Primary: Five sets (20 total tires)
Alternate: Three sets (12 total tires)
Rain:Five sets (street-course rain tire)From Firestone: Firestone Racing engineers have selected primary and alternate tire specifications for Barber that are new for this year. The 2012 Barber primary and alternate compounds are softer (less durable) than their 2011 counterparts. Both 2012 compounds were tested in November 2011 at Barber on a DW12. The construction has changed very slightly compared to 2011 and has been designed to improve grip. The Firestone rain tire for this weekend is the same rain spec used in the last half of 2011.

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HISTORY

Last two wins: 2011 – Will Power, Team Penske
2010 – Helio Castroneves, Team Penske
Last two poles: 2011 – Will Power, Team Penske (1:11.4546 s.)
2010 – Will Power, Team Penske (1:10.1356 s.)
Track pole record: 1:10:1356 (2010, Will Power)

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SESSION TIMES

Race – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 9 12 Will Power C 90
2 3 9 Scott Dixon H 90
3 1 3 Helio Castroneves C 90
4 8 38 Graham Rahal H 90
5 10 77 Simon Pagenaud H 90
6 2 27 James Hinchcliffe C 90
7 4 14 Mike Conway H 90
8 14 8 Rubens Barrichello C 90
9 17 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 90
10 18 10 Dario Franchitti H 90
11 13 26 Marco Andretti C 90
12 11 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 90
13 26 22 Oriol Servia L 90
14 12 2 Ryan Briscoe C 90
15 5 4 JR Hildebrand C 90
16 20 19 James Jakes H 90
17 15 67 Josef Newgarden H 90
18 7 5 EJ Viso C 89
19 19 18 Justin Wilson H 89
20 21 78 Simona de Silvestro L 89
21 6 11 Tony Kanaan C 89
22 23 20 Ed Carpenter C 88
23 24 6 Katherine Legge L 85
24 16 15 Takuma Sato H 52 Mechanical
25 22 83 Charlie Kimball H 45 Mechanical
26 25 98 Alex Tagliani L 0 Mechanical

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 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0 1:11.2414 1:11.2414 0 15 15
2 12 Will Power C 0.3368 1:11.5782 1:13.2445 0.3368 18 4
3 15 Takuma Sato H 0.4513 1:11.6927 1:14.2632 0.1145 16 14
4 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.6909 1:11.9323 1:13.4263 0.2396 17 11
5 38 Graham Rahal H 0.7961 1:12.0375 1:13.3081 0.1052 18 12
6 9 Scott Dixon H 0.8055 1:12.0469 1:13.8406 0.0094 13 9
7 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.8752 1:12.1166 1:13.0516 0.0697 18 17
8 14 Mike Conway H 0.9265 1:12.1679 1:13.0411 0.0513 18 12
9 26 Marco Andretti C 1.0462 1:12.2876 1:13.3542 0.1197 15 5
10 11 Tony Kanaan C 1.0711 1:12.3125 1:13.5095 0.0249 15 6
11 8 Rubens Barrichello C 1.1088 1:12.3502 1:13.2218 0.0377 18 15
12 2 Ryan Briscoe C 1.2912 1:12.5326 1:14.0683 0.1824 18 10
13 27 James Hinchcliffe C 1.3568 1:12.5982 1:26.1305 0.0656 16 4
14 10 Dario Franchitti H 1.4397 1:12.6811 1:12.8760 0.0829 13 12
15 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 1.4771 1:12.7185 1:14.1105 0.0374 14 8
16 19 James Jakes H 1.4777 1:12.7191 1:13.8061 0.0006 15 7
17 67 Josef Newgarden H 1.5406 1:12.7820 1:12.7820 0.0629 18 18
18 78 Simona de Silvestro L 1.8446 1:13.0860 1:13.8829 0.3040 16 6
19 98 Alex Tagliani L 1.8586 1:13.1000 1:14.1128 0.0140 17 10
20 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.9349 1:13.1763 1:13.2981 0.0763 14 11
21 18 Justin Wilson H 1.9799 1:13.2213 1:13.6109 0.0450 13 9
22 22 Oriol Servia L 2.2357 1:13.4771 1:14.0763 0.2558 14 12
23 5 EJ Viso C 2.3927 1:13.6341 1:14.3525 0.1570 17 5
24 20 Ed Carpenter C 3.9004 1:15.1418 1:15.3278 1.5077 10 5
25 6 Katherine Legge L 4.2719 1:15.5133 1:18.5973 0.3715 14 10
26 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 5:26.7342 6:37.9756 6:37.9756 5:22.4623 2 2

Notes:
- 28-Hunter-Reay stopped in turn 5 with lost lugnut on left front tire with ~25 mins left in session; red flag.
- 7-Bourdais stalled in turn 6 with ~15 mins left in session; red flag.

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Starting grid: View PDF
- 98-Tagliani assessed a 10-spot penalty on the starting grid for an unapproved engine change that took place between the St. Petersburg and Barber events due to a problem in data identified by Lotus.

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Qualifying – Firestone Fast 6

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 3 Helio Castroneves C 0 1:10.4768 1:13.0180 0 5 2
2 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.0454 1:10.5222 1:10.8556 0.0454 3 2
3 9 Scott Dixon H 0.0523 1:10.5291 1:14.7896 0.0069 4 2
4 14 Mike Conway H 0.4023 1:10.8791 1:10.9039 0.3500 4 2
5 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.5991 1:11.0759 1:13.6566 0.1968 4 3
6 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.8972 1:11.3740 1:14.0843 0.2981 5 3

Notes:
- 9-Dixon spins in turn 5 after end of session.

 

Qualifying – Round 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 3 Helio Castroneves C 0 1:09.9211 1:17.7294 0 3 2
2 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.3221 1:10.2432 1:32.6672 0.3221 3 2
3 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.4032 1:10.3243 1:20.8014 0.0811 3 2
4 14 Mike Conway H 0.5734 1:10.4945 1:14.7788 0.1702 3 2
5 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.6662 1:10.5873 1:17.9483 0.0928 3 2
6 9 Scott Dixon H 1.3499 1:11.2710 1:10.1882 0.6837 2 1
7 5 EJ Viso C 1.6046 1:11.5257 1:19.2484 0.2547 2 1
8 38 Graham Rahal H 1.6630 1:11.5841 1:18.6095 0.0584 3 1
9 12 Will Power C 2.0887 1:12.0098 1:09.7547 0.4257 2 1
10 77 Simon Pagenaud H 4.3628 1:14.2839 1:23.0314 2.2741 2 1
11 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.0000 0 4:23.5954 0 3 0
12 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
- 28-Hunter-Reay off-course in turn 9 with ~3 min left, rear contact; red flag, penalty of loss of two fastest laps. Session ends under red flag with no further laps turned.

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Qualifying – Round 1, Group 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:09.8529 1:09.9250 0 3 2
2 9 Scott Dixon H 0.1097 1:09.9626 1:09.9772 0.1097 3 2
3 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.1936 1:10.0465 1:15.2723 0.0839 4 3
4 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.5281 1:10.3810 1:18.7026 0.3345 5 2
5 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.6333 1:10.4862 1:10.4862 0.1052 6 6
6 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.6704 1:10.5233 1:10.5233 0.0371 4 4
7 8 Rubens Barrichello C 0.7135 1:10.5664 1:10.6472 0.0431 4 3
8 15 Takuma Sato H 0.7582 1:10.6111 1:13.4351 0.0447 5 2
9 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.8220 1:10.6749 1:10.8081 0.0638 5 2
10 19 James Jakes H 0.8997 1:10.7526 1:10.8999 0.0777 7 6
11 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.5065 1:11.3594 1:11.5584 0.6068 6 4
12 20 Ed Carpenter C 2.0143 1:11.8672 1:12.8096 0.5078 4 3
13 22 Oriol Servia L 3.4820 1:13.3349 1:13.9998 1.4677 8 5

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Qualifying – Round 1, Group 1

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL Gap TL BL#
1 14 Mike Conway H 0 1:10.3861 0 6 3
2 38 Graham Rahal H 0.0291 1:10.4152 0.0291 6 4
3 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.0335 1:10.4196 0.0044 6 4
4 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.1315 1:10.5176 0.0980 5 3
5 5 EJ Viso C 0.1589 1:10.5450 0.0274 5 2
6 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.1685 1:10.5546 0.0096 6 3
7 26 Marco Andretti C 0.2651 1:10.6512 0.0966 5 4
8 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.2990 1:10.6851 0.0339 5 2
9 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 0.3394 1:10.7255 0.0404 5 3
10 18 Justin Wilson H 1.1663 1:11.5524 0.8269 6 2
11 78 Simona de Silvestro L 1.1860 1:11.5721 0.0197 4 4
12 98 Alex Tagliani L 2.1917 1:12.5778 1.0057 8 3
13 6 Katherine Legge L 3.2596 1:13.6457 1.0679 7 3

Notes:
- 18-Wilson off course in turn 5 with ~1 min left in session; no flag.
- 67-Newgarden off course at end of session.

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Qualifying groups (View PDF):
- Group 1: 3-Castroneves, 4-Hildebrand, 5-Viso, 6-Legge, 7-Bourdais, 14-Conway, 18-Wilson, 26-Andretti, 38-Rahal, 67-Newgarden, 77-Pagenaud, 78-de Silvestro, 98-Tagliani.
- Group 2: 2-Briscoe, 8-Barrichello, 9-Dixon, 10-Franchitti, 11-Kanaan, 12-Power, 15-Sato, 19-Jakes, 20-Carpenter, 22-Servia, 27-Hinchcliffe, 28-Hunter-Reay, 83-Kimball.

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Practice 3 – Saturday morning
Notes:
- After an extended delay due to fog (and the related inability of the safety helicopter to land), all cars ran a single installation lap only.

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Practice 2 – Friday late afternoon

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL Speed Gap TL BL#
1 15 Takuma Sato H 0 1:18.8684 104.985 0 3 2
2 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 0.4056 1:19.2740 104.448 0.4056 8 6
3 9 Scott Dixon H 0.5157 1:19.3841 104.303 0.1101 10 5
4 11 Tony Kanaan C 1.0156 1:19.8840 103.650 0.4999 7 3
5 26 Marco Andretti C 1.1719 1:20.0403 103.448 0.1563 5 4
6 8 Rubens Barrichello C 1.2804 1:20.1488 103.308 0.1085 9 3
7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 1.3955 1:20.2639 103.160 0.1151 7 3
8 38 Graham Rahal H 2.5653 1:21.4337 101.678 1.1698 7 6
9 5 EJ Viso C 2.6354 1:21.5038 101.590 0.0701 7 3
10 78 Simona de Silvestro L 2.6504 1:21.5188 101.572 0.0150 8 6
11 10 Dario Franchitti H 2.8049 1:21.6733 101.380 0.1545 6 4