EVENT SUMMARY: Detroit

2012 Season, Event Summaries — By on May 30, 2012 2:22 pm
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Detroit Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix
Sunday, June 3, 2012

 

Winner: Scott Dixon
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
Final results (with penalty listing): View PDF
Lap chart: View PDF
Tire use chart: View PDF
Leader Summary: View PDF
Pit stop summary: TBD

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 232
2 9 Scott Dixon 206
3 3 Helio Castroneves 177
4 10 Dario Franchitti 176
4 27 James Hinchcliffe 176
6 77 Simon Pagenaud 171
7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 169
8 2 Ryan Briscoe 142
9 11 Tony Kanaan 141
10 22 Oriol Servia 129
11 83 Charlie Kimball 120
12 4 JR Hildebrand 119
13 8 Rubens Barrichello 112
13 15 Takuma Sato 112
15 38 Graham Rahal 109
16 5 EJ Viso 106
16 18 Justin Wilson 106
18 26 Marco Andretti 105
19 14 Mike Conway 97
20 19 James Jakes 89
21 67 Josef Newgarden 87
22 7 Sebastien Bourdais 86
23 20 Ed Carpenter 85
24 98 Alex Tagliani 79
25 78 Simona de Silvestro 78
26 6 Katherine Legge 61
27 25 Ana Beatriz 28
28 99 Townsend Bell 26
29 30 Michel Jourdain 16
30 17 Sebastian Saavedra 14
31 39 Bryan Clauson 13
31 64 Jean Alesi 13
31 41 Wade Cunningham 13

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 48
2 Honda 42
3 Lotus 24

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud 171
2 67 Josef Newgarden 87
3 6 Katherine Legge 61

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Prize Money
1 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $316,000
2 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $266,000
3 7 Dragon Racing $213,000
4 19 Dale Coyne Racing $209,000
5 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $171,000
6 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $144,000
7 25 Andretti Autosport $26,000

Notes:
- Indianapolis one-off entries that received no prize money are excluded from this list.
- Dragon Racing consolidated its #6 and #7 entries beginning at Detroit and is therefore no longer eligible to earn non-Leader Circle bonus awards.
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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: 3:45 PM EDT*
Race broadcast: 3:30 PM EDT on ABC
Qualifying: 11:45 AM EDT Saturday (no broadcast)
Practice sessions: 12:00-1:00 PM EDT Friday
3:45-4:45 PM EDT Friday
9:00-10:00 AM EDT Saturday
10:45-11:15 AM EDT Sunday
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*2:45 PM CDT, 1:45 PM MDT, 12:45 PM PDT, 7:45 PM GMT, 7:45 AM Mon NZST, 5:45 AM Mon AEST, 4:45 AM Mon JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Temporary street course
Length: 2.07 miles
Race distance: 90 laps (184.5 miles)
* Race shortened to 60 laps due to red flag at 45 lap mark for track repairs
Number of turns: 14
Track map: View PDF
Start: Rolling
Restarts: Double-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @DetroitGP, #DetroitGP
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: 610, each entry receives six sets (24 total tires);
Alternate: 366, each entry receives three sets (12 total tires);
Rain:468, each entry has five sets available.From Firestone:The Firestone primary and alternate tire specifications for Detroit remain the same as those used earlier this season on street circuits at St. Petersburg, Long Beach and Brazil. The specs feature updated tread compounds for 2012 applied to the same Firehawk street-course tire construction used throughout 2011. For the first time, Firestone Racing has available this weekend its new rain tire specification, whose tread design is inspired by the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 passenger-car tire.

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HISTORY

Last five wins: 2008 – Justin Wilson, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
2007 – Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green Racing
2001 – Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske (CART sanction)
2000 – Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske (CART sanction)
1999 – Dario Franchitti, Team Green (CART sanction)
Last two poles: 2008 – Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (1:12.2861)
2007 – Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske (1:12.0688)
2001 – Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske (CART sanction)
2000 – Juan Pablo Montoya, Chip Ganassi Racing (CART sanction)
1999 – Juan Pablo Montoya, Chip Ganassi Racing (CART sanction)
Track pole record: 1:12.0688 (2007, Helio Castroneves)

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SESSION TIMES

Race – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 1 9 Scott Dixon H 60
2 14 10 Dario Franchitti H 60
3 4 77 Simon Pagenaud H 60
4  2 12 Will Power C 60
5 16  22 Oriol Servia C  60
6 18 11 Tony Kanaan C 60
7 6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 60
8 20 83 Charlie Kimball H 60
9 15 14 Mike Conway H 60
10 3 98 Alex Tagliani H 60
11 22 26 Marco Andretti C 60
12 21 20 Ed Carpenter C 60
13 25 78 Simona de Silvestro L 60
14 19 4 JR Hildebrand C 59
15 12 67 Josef Newgarden H 59
16 7 2 Ryan Briscoe C 59
17 8 3 Helio Castroneves C 59
18 5 5 EJ Viso C 59
19 17 38 Graham Rahal H 58
20 11 15 Takuma Sato H 38 Contact
21 13 27 James Hinchcliffe C 38  Contact
22 10 18 Justin Wilson H 28  Mechanical
23 23 19 James Jakes H 26  Mechanical
24 9 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 24  Mechanical
25 24 8 Rubens Barrichello C 11  Mechanical

Red=Non-Leaders Circle Entries

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Official starting grid: View PDF

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Practice 4 – Sunday morning warm-up

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1
38
Graham Rahal H 0 1:11.5597 1:12.3417 0 23 18
2
9
Scott Dixon H 0.0685 1:11.6282 1:11.6282 0.0685 20 20
3
12
Will Power C 0.1016 1:11.6613 1:19.8977 0.0331 23 16
4
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.3486 1:11.9083 1:13.4024 0.2470 17 10
5
7
Sebastien Bourdais C 0.5365 1:12.0962 1:12.7067 0.1879 17 13
6
14
Mike Conway H 0.6404 1:12.2001 1:12.2001 0.1039 13 13
7
11
Tony Kanaan C 0.6832 1:12.2429 1:13.6443 0.0428 17 12
8
18
Justin Wilson H 0.7674 1:12.3271 1:14.5725 0.0842 18 8
9
77
Simon Pagenaud H 0.8449 1:12.4046 1:13.4125 0.0775 18 8
10
98
Alex Tagliani H 0.8461 1:12.4058 1:37.9448 0.0012 16 9
11
27
James Hinchcliffe C 0.9142 1:12.4739 1:12.4946 0.0681 21 14
12
3
Helio Castroneves C 0.9307 1:12.4904 1:13.1336 0.0165 24 15
13
22
Oriol Servia C 1.1957 1:12.7554 1:12.7554 0.2650 21 21
14
67
Josef Newgarden H 1.3065 1:12.8662 1:18.4748 0.1108 14 10
15
10
Dario Franchitti H 1.3861 1:12.9458 1:25.3302 0.0796 15 13
16
15
Takuma Sato H 1.4925 1:13.0522 1:13.0522 0.1064 21 21
17
19
James Jakes H 1.5341 1:13.0938 1:13.6751 0.0416 18 14
18
8
Rubens Barrichello C 1.8279 1:13.3876 1:24.7876 0.2938 14 13
19
2
Ryan Briscoe C 1.8315 1:13.3912 1:14.1351 0.0036 15 7
20
4
JR Hildebrand C 1.9471 1:13.5068 1:13.7282 0.1156 17 12
21
5
EJ Viso C 2.0283 1:13.5880 1:22.0997 0.0812 14 8
22
83
Charlie Kimball H 2.2829 1:13.8426 1:13.8426 0.2546 9 9
23
26
Marco Andretti C 2.2911 1:13.8508 1:25.0143 0.0082 16 15
24
20
Ed Carpenter C 3.0051 1:14.5648 1:14.9582 0.7140 16 10
25
78
Simona de Silvestro L 3.2401 1:14.7998 1:15.8188 0.2350 17 7

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Qualifying – Firestone Fast 6

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 9 Scott Dixon H 0 1:10.3162 1:10.3162 0 4 4
2 12 Will Power C 0.0044 1:10.3206 1:10.3693 0.0044 5 4
3 98 Alex Tagliani H 0.3522 1:10.6684 1:10.6684 0.3478 3 3
4 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.5264 1:10.8426 1:11.0655 0.1742 4 3
5 5 EJ Viso C 0.7690 1:11.0852 1:11.3925 0.2426 3 2
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 1.1395 1:11.4557 1:12.0876 0.3705 5 3

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Qualifying – Round 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:10.4977 1:10.4977 0 4 4
2 9 Scott Dixon H 0.0140 1:10.5117 1:30.7973 0.0140 4 3
3 98 Alex Tagliani H 0.0788 1:10.5765 1:18.0454 0.0648 3 2
4 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.2073 1:10.7050 1:12.9101 0.1285 5 3
5 5 EJ Viso C 0.4335 1:10.9312 1:14.3181 0.2262 5 3
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.4421 1:10.9398 1:14.8698 0.0086 5 3
7 38 Graham Rahal H 0.4457 1:10.9434 1:10.9434 0.0036 6 6
8 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.4987 1:10.9964 1:42.6066 0.0530 4 3
9 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.5099 1:11.0076 1:11.9263 0.0112 5 4
10 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 0.6647 1:11.1624 1:11.2052 0.1548 5 3
11 18 Justin Wilson H 0.8399 1:11.3376 1:11.4284 0.1752 5 4
12 15 Takuma Sato H 1.3145 1:11.8122 1:11.8122 0.4746 6 6

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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 1:10.7900 1:10.7900 0 3 3
2 98 Alex Tagliani H 0.0293 1:10.8193 1:22.2850 0.0293 4 2
3 38 Graham Rahal H 0.2727 1:11.0627 1:11.3055 0.2434 5 4
4 5 EJ Viso C 0.4737 1:11.2637 1:17.7767 0.2010 6 3
5 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.5577 1:11.3477 1:12.8022 0.0840 6 4
6 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.7977 1:11.5877 1:11.9225 0.2400 6 5
7 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.8619 1:11.6519 1:11.6519 0.0642 2 2
8 14 Mike Conway H 0.8621 1:11.6521 1:14.6490 0.0002 8 5
9 11 Tony Kanaan C 1.0180 1:11.8080 1:12.7244 0.1559 6 3
10 8 Rubens Barrichello C 1.6152 1:12.4052 1:12.4052 0.5972 6 6
11 78 Simona de Silvestro L 1.8114 1:12.6014 1:14.4533 0.1962 6 4
12 26 Marco Andretti C 1.8631 1:12.6531 1:14.5017 0.0517 5 3
13 19 James Jakes H 2.0569 1:12.8469 1:12.8469 0.1938 5 5

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Qualifying – Round 1, Group 1

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 9 Scott Dixon H 0 1:11.0332 1:11.0332 0 4 4
2 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.4119 1:11.4451 1:18.0755 0.4119 6 5
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.4556 1:11.4888 1:19.6760 0.0437 4 3
4 18 Justin Wilson H 0.5604 1:11.5936 1:16.8237 0.1048 5 4
5 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 0.7793 1:11.8125 1:14.3783 0.2189 6 5
6 15 Takuma Sato H 1.0581 1:12.0913 1:12.0913 0.2788 7 7
7 67 Josef Newgarden H 1.0736 1:12.1068 1:15.4787 0.0155 5 3
8 10 Dario Franchitti H 1.2944 1:12.3276 1:12.6463 0.2208 6 2
9 22 Oriol Servia C 1.5422 1:12.5754 1:12.5754 0.2478 6 6
10 4 JR Hildebrand C 1.5503 1:12.5835 1:15.1749 0.0081 5 3
11 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.5512 1:12.5844 1:13.9700 0.0009 6 5
12 20 Ed Carpenter C 3.8484 1:14.8816 1:27.9693 2.2972 6 5

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

38-Rahal and 78-de Silvestro will incur 10-spot grid penalties for unapproved engine changes made during the Month of May at Indianapolis.

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Practice 3 – Saturday morning

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1
9
Scott Dixon H 0 1:11.2845 1:11.2845 0 25 25
2
12
Will Power C 0.1832 1:11.4677 1:11.4677 0.1832 26 26
3
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.3969 1:11.6814 1:13.6956 0.2137 21 19
4
2
Ryan Briscoe C 0.5767 1:11.8612 1:17.6357 0.1798 25 24
5
18
Justin Wilson H 0.6461 1:11.9306 1:11.9306 0.0694 17 17
6
27
James Hinchcliffe C 0.7218 1:12.0063 1:13.0861 0.0757 22 11
7
3
Helio Castroneves C 0.7667 1:12.0512 2:15.6860 0.0449 20 5
8
7
Sebastien Bourdais C 0.9046 1:12.1891 1:12.1891 0.1379 23 23
9
77
Simon Pagenaud H 0.9281 1:12.2126 1:14.3608 0.0235 23 21
10
11
Tony Kanaan C 0.9809 1:12.2654 1:12.5221 0.0528 24 22
11
4
JR Hildebrand C 0.9927 1:12.2772 1:15.5205 0.0118 25 24
12
38
Graham Rahal H 1.0586 1:12.3431 1:12.3431 0.0659 22 22
13
5
EJ Viso C 1.1658 1:12.4503 1:13.3030 0.1072 23 12
14
26
Marco Andretti C 1.2655 1:12.5500 1:13.3855 0.0997 19 17
15
19
James Jakes H 1.4258 1:12.7103 1:12.8626 0.1603 23 22
16
10
Dario Franchitti H 1.4563 1:12.7408 1:13.5797 0.0305 16 12
17
83
Charlie Kimball H 1.6089 1:12.8934 1:13.3169 0.1526 25 19
18
67
Josef Newgarden H 1.6132 1:12.8977 6:31.0544 0.0043 18 16
19
14
Mike Conway H 1.8104 1:13.0949 1:13.0949 0.1972 16 16
20
98
Alex Tagliani H 1.8686 1:13.1531 1:13.8580 0.0582 16 13
21
8
Rubens Barrichello C 2.1814 1:13.4659 1:22.2871 0.3128 19 18
22
78
Simona de Silvestro L 2.3223 1:13.6068 1:13.6068 0.1409 20 20
23
15
Takuma Sato H 2.3259 1:13.6104 1:14.8807 0.0036 19 12
24
20
Ed Carpenter C 3.7610 1:15.0455 17:00.2268 1.4351 11 8
25
22
Oriol Servia C 6:01.8565 7:13.1410 7:13.1410 5:58.0955 2 2

Notes:
- 2-Briscoe spins in turn 14 early in session; red flag, no damage.
- 22-Servia makes contact in turn 14; red flag, heavy damage to right front that should be repaired in time for qualifying.
- 2-Briscoe and 28-Hunter-Reay make contact on pit lane; 28 held on pit lane for 60 second penalty.

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Practice 2 – Friday afternoon

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:12.8355 8:35.3329 0 19 17
2
18
Justin Wilson H 0.0988 1:12.9343 1:15.0647 0.0988 19 17
3
2
Ryan Briscoe C 0.2821 1:13.1176 8:02.0187 0.1833 20 19
4
77
Simon Pagenaud H 0.2840 1:13.1195 1:18.3882 0.0019 21 18
5
11
Tony Kanaan C 0.4657 1:13.3012 1:14.8948 0.1817 18 15
6
9
Scott Dixon H 0.4732 1:13.3087 1:14.7263 0.0075 16 14
7
27
James Hinchcliffe C 0.6755 1:13.5110 1:14.6482 0.2023 21 18
8
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.7557 1:13.5912 1:15.8028 0.0802 16 13
9
3
Helio Castroneves C .0181 1:13.8536 1:14.2547 0.2624 23 19
10
22
Oriol Servia C 1.0677 1:13.9032 6:48.8198 0.0496 20 16
11
14
Mike Conway H 1.1318 1:13.9673 1:16.8642 0.0641 22 16
12
10
Dario Franchitti H 1.2218 1:14.0573 1:15.2438 0.0900 13 11
13
38
Graham Rahal H 1.2777 1:14.1132 1:16.7801 0.0559 21 14
14
7
Sebastien Bourdais C 1.2881 1:14.1236 1:18.5728 0.0104 23 14
15
8
Rubens Barrichello C 1.3819 1:14.2174 1:16.0481 0.0938 23 18
16
67
Josef Newgarden H 1.4868 1:14.3223 1:31.6798 0.1049 19 16
17
26
Marco Andretti C 1.6103 1:14.4458 1:35.9023 0.1235 16 11
18
4
JR Hildebrand C 1.7326 1:14.5681 1:17.0105 0.1223 23 20
19
5
EJ Viso C 1.8819 1:14.7174 1:14.7174 0.1493 14 14
20
83
Charlie Kimball H 2.2433 1:15.0788 1:29.2708 0.3614 22 21
21
19
James Jakes H 2.4121 1:15.2476 1:18.8262 0.1688 20 14
22
15
Takuma Sato H 3.0703 1:15.9058 1:16.5642 0.6582 15 9
23
98
Alex Tagliani H 3.5829 1:16.4184 1:19.3288 0.5126 11 9
24
20
Ed Carpenter C 4.5256 1:17.3611 1:19.8300 0.9427 16 15
25
78
Simona de Silvestro L 7.6686 1:20.5041 10:45.2686 3.1430 8 2

Notes:
- 9-Dixon spins at turn 13 with ~45 mins remaining; red flag, no damage.
- 78-de Silvestro stops on course in turn 13 with ~5 mins remaining; red flag, no damage.

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Practice 1 – Friday morning

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 15 Takuma Sato H 0 1:28.4739 1:32.0293 0 8 6
2 8 Rubens Barrichello C 0.3692 1:28.8431 1:33.0954 0.3692 7 6
3
18
Justin Wilson H 1.1015 1:29.5754 1:29.5754 0.7323 1 1
4 27 James Hinchcliffe C 1.1490 1:29.6229 1:29.6229 0.0475 6 6
5 78 Simona de Silvestro L 2.4706 1:30.9445 1:30.3588 1.3216 8 7
6 77 Simon Pagenaud H 3.0116 1:31.4855 1:41.6481 0.5410 9 8
7
7
Sebastien Bourdais C 4.0905 1:32.5644 1:35.0628 1.0789 14 11
8 83 Charlie Kimball H 9.0141 1:37.4880 6:26.5449 4.9236 2 1
9 67 Josef Newgarden H 12.7271 1:41.2010 1:41.2010 3.7130 1 1
10
14
Mike Conway H 3:13.2587 4:41.7326 4:41.7326 3:00.5316 1 1
11
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C 8:21.6848 9:50.1587 1:56.7943 5:08.4261 2 1
12
11
Tony Kanaan C 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0
13 5 EJ Viso C 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0
14 20 Ed Carpenter C 0.0000 0 7:48.6546 0 1 0
15
19
James Jakes H 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0
16 38 Graham Rahal H 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0
17
26
Marco Andretti C 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
- Entire session run in moderate rain.
- 18-Wilson makes contact with tire barrier in turn 7 with ~5 minutes remaining; minimal damage; red flag becomes checkered to end session early.

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PRE-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 200
2 3 Helio Castroneves 164
2 27 James Hinchcliffe 164
4 9 Scott Dixon 153
5 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 143
6 10 Dario Franchitti 136
6 77 Simon Pagenaud 136
8 2 Ryan Briscoe 128
9 11 Tony Kanaan 113
10 4 JR Hildebrand 103
11 8 Rubens Barrichello 102
12 15 Takuma Sato 100
13 22 Oriol Servia 99
14 38 Graham Rahal 97
15 83 Charlie Kimball 96
16 5 EJ Viso 94
16 18 Justin Wilson 94
18 26 Marco Andretti 86
19 19 James Jakes 77
20 14 Mike Conway 75
21 7 Sébastien Bourdais 74
22 67 Josef Newgarden 72
23 20 Ed Carpenter 67
24 6 Katherine Legge 61
24 78 Simona de Silvestro 61
26 98 Alex Tagliani 59
27 25 Ana Beatriz 28
28 99 Townsend Bell 26
29 30 Michel Jourdain 16
30 17 Sebastian Saavedra 14
31 39 Bryan Clauson 13
31 64 Jean Alesi 13
31 41 Wade Cunningham 13

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 42
2 Honda 33
3 Lotus 20

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud 136
2 67 Josef Newgarden 72
3 6 Katherine Legge 61

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Prize Money
1 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $236,000
2 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $226,000
3 7 Dragon Racing $213,000
4 19 Dale Coyne Racing $183,000
5 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $118,000
6 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $79,000
7 25 Andretti Autosport $26,000

Note: Indianapolis one-off entries that received no prize money are excluded from this list.

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