EVENT SUMMARY: Mid-Ohio

2012 Season, Event Summaries — By on August 1, 2012 12:28 pm
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Honda Indy 200
Sunday, August 5, 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
Lap chart: View PDF
Tire use chart: View JPG
Leader summary: TBA
Pit stop summary: TBA

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 379
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 374
3 3 Helio Castroneves 353
4 9 Scott Dixon 351
5 27 James Hinchcliffe 316
6 77 Simon Pagenaud 311
7 11 Tony Kanaan 307
8 10 Dario Franchitti 271
9 2 Ryan Briscoe 267
10 38 Graham Rahal 256
11 22 Oriol Servia 237
12 18 Justin Wilson 234
13 15 Takuma Sato 233
13 4 JR Hildebrand 233
15 26 Marco Andretti 227
16 83 Charlie Kimball 216
17 8 Rubens Barrichello 215
18 98 Alex Tagliani 214
19 14 Mike Conway 203
20 5 EJ Viso 198
21 20 Ed Carpenter 187
22 19 James Jakes 184
23 67 Josef Newgarden 174
24 7 Sebastien Bourdais 149
25 78 Simona de Silvestro 147
26 6 Katherine Legge 103
27 25 Ana Beatriz 28
28 99 Townsend Bell 26
29 30 Michel Jourdain 16
29 83 Giorgio Pantano 16
31 17 Sebastian Saavedra 14
32 39 Bryan Clauson 13
32 64 Jean Alesi 13
32 41 Wade Cunningham 13

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 96
2 Honda 84
3 Lotus 48

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud 311
2 67 Josef Newgarden 174
3 6 Katherine Legge 103

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Prize Money
1 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $647,000
2 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $610,000
3 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $529,000
4 19 Dale Coyne Racing $484,000
5 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $420,000
6 7 Dragon Racing $213,000
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: 1:00 PM EDT* (local)
Race broadcast: 12:30 PM EDT on ABC
Qualifying: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM EDT Saturday (no TV broadcast)
Practice sessions: 2:00-3:30 PM EDT Friday (two groups)
8:00-9:00 AM EDT Saturday
8:05-8:35 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, 2:00 PM BRST, 5:00 PM GMT, 5:00 AM Mon NZST, 3:00 AM Mon AEST, 2:00 AM Mon JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Permanent road course
Length: 2.258 miles
Race distance: 85 laps (191.25 miles)
Number of turns: 13
Track map: View PNG
Start: Rolling
Restarts: Double-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @FollowMidOhio, #MidOhio
Weather forecast: Disabled

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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Driver performance: View PDF
Wing configuration: Road/street
Boost level: 150 kPa (push-to-pass increases to 160 kPa)
Push-to-pass available: 100 seconds, five-second delay, 20-second time limit per use, no recharge delay
Tires available per entry: Primary: 636, each entry receives five sets (20 total tires);
Alternate: 342, each entry receives three sets (12 total tires);
Wets: 436, each entry has five sets (20 total tires).
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From Firestone: The Mid-Ohio primary and alternate tire specifications are unique to the circuit and will not be used at any other event in 2012.

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HISTORY

Last five wins: 2011 – Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
2010 – Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
2009 – Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
2008 – Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske
2007 – Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Last five poles: 2011 – Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (119.405)
2010 – Will Power, Penske Racing (120.955)
2009 – Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske (121.905)
2008 – Helio Castroneves, Team Penske (120.878)
2007 – Helio Castroneves, Team Penske (121.620)
Track pole record
(INDYCAR):
121.905 (2009, Ryan Briscoe)

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SESSION TIMES

Race – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 4 9 Scott Dxon H 85
2 1 12 Will Power C 85
3 3 77 Simon Pagenaud H 85
4 6 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 85
5 15 7 James Hinchcliffe C 85
6 18 11 Tony Kanaan C 85
7 5 2 Ryan Briscoe C 85
8 8 26 Marco Andretti C 85
9 12 4 JR Hildebrand C 85
10 14 98 Alex Tagliani H 85
11 21 38 Graham Rahal H 85
12 9 67 Josef Newgarden H 85
13 17 15 Takuma Sato H 85
14 24 83 Giorgio Pantano H 85
15 13 8 Rubens Barrichello C 85
16 23 3 Helio Castroneves C 85
17 2 10 Dario Franchitti H 85
18 11 18 Justin Wilson H 85
19 20 19 James Jakes H 85
20 19 5 EJ Viso C 85
21 16 14 Mike Conway H 85
22 25 20 Ed Carpenter C 84
23 22 78 Simona de Silvestro L 83
24 7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 79 Mechanical
25 10 22 Oriol Servia C 78

Red=Non-Leaders Circle Entries

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Official starting grid: View PDF

Incurring 10-spot starting grid penalties for unapproved engine changes: 3-Castroneves, 98-Tagliani.

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Practice 3 – Sunday morning warm-up

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0 1:32.8638 1:32.8638 0 5 5
2
12
Will Power C 1.7116 1:34.5754 1:34.5754 1.7116 5 5
3
11
Tony Kanaan C 1.9045 1:34.7683 1:34.7683 0.1929 5 5
4
78
Simona de Silvestro L 1.9449 1:34.8087 1:34.8087 0.0404 4 4
5
15
Takuma Sato H 2.2002 1:35.0640 1:35.0640 0.2553 6 6
6
77
Simon Pagenaud H 3.1349 1:35.9987 1:35.9987 0.9347 5 5
7
8
Rubens Barrichello C 3.2955 1:36.1593 1:43.0233 0.1606 5 4
8
19
James Jakes H 3.3969 1:36.2607 1:36.2607 0.1014 3 3
9
7
Sebastien Bourdais C 3.6932 1:36.5570 1:36.5570 0.2963 3 3
10
19
Justin Wilson H 3.7161 1:36.5799 1:36.5799 0.0229 3 3
11
10
Dario Franchitti H 3.8547 1:36.7185 1:36.7185 0.1386 3 3
12
14
Mike Conway H 4.0978 1:36.9616 1:36.9616 0.2431 4 4
13
2
Ryan Briscoe C 4.1308 1:36.9946 1:36.9946 0.0330 4 4
14
3
Helio Castroneves C 4.4439 1:37.3077 1:37.3077 0.3131 3 3
15
9
Scott Dixon H 4.5870 1:37.4508 1:37.5571 0.1431 5 4
16
26
Marco Andretti C 5.0568 1:37.9206 1:37.9206 0.4698 3 3
17
67
Josef Newgarden H 5.3316 1:38.1954 1:41.7588 0.2748 3 2
18
27
James Hinchcliffe C 6.0048 1:38.8686 1:38.8686 0.6732 3 3
19
38
Graham Rahal H 6.6215 1:39.4853 1:54.7744 0.6167 5 4
20
20
Ed Carpenter C 10.3242 1:43.1880 1:43.1880 3.7027 4 4
21
83
Giorgio Pantano H 12.0356 1:44.8994 1:56.2438 1.7114 3 2
22
4
JR Hildebrand C 17.5520 1:50.4158 1:59.5552 5.5164 4 1
23
98
Alex Tagliani H 17.7883 1:50.6521 1:50.6521 0.2363 3 3
24
5
EJ Viso C 22.5305 1:55.3943 1:55.3943 4.7422 2 2
25
22
Oriol Servia C 5:09.7569 6:42.6207 6:42.6207 4:47.2264 1 1

Notes:
- 8:05 a.m. warm-up began at 9:45 a.m. due to heavy rain delaying the arrival of the medical helicopter. Session reduced to 15 minutes. No rain during practice, but the track was still very wet.
- 20-Carpenter off between turns 4 and 5 with 13 minutes to go. Stuck in the wet ground off track; red flag.
- 27-Hinchcliffe spun during the red flag for 20-Carpenter, stalled engine.
- 10-Franchitti spun at the end of the esses and hit the tire barrier with 10 minutes to go; red flag.
- 20-Carpenter off again in turn 4 during red flag for Franchitti. Buried deep in gravel trap.
- 22-Servia off in turn 10 with 9 minutes to go; red flag continued.
- 38-Rahal spun at start/finish with 30 seconds to go. Engine remained fired and he continued.
- 20-Carpenter off at turn 8 at the end of the session.

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Qualifying – Firestone Fast 6

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:05.6474 1:05.6474 0 5 5
2 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.2476 1:05.8950 1:13.0078 0.2476 4 3
3 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.2564 1:05.9038 1:05.9038 0.0088 4 4
4 98 Alex Tagliani H 0.3573 1:06.0047 1:06.0206 0.1009 3 2
5 9 Scott Dixon H 0.4493 1:06.0967 1:06.0967 0.0920 4 4
6 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.5531 1:06.2005 1:06.2219 0.1038 4 3

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Qualifying – Round 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 9 Scott Dixon H 0 1:05.8055 1:10.0881 0 6 4
2 98 Alex Tagliani H 0.0391 1:05.8446 1:06.3054 0.0391 4 3
3 12 Will Power C 0.0722 1:05.8777 1:06.1712 0.0331 6 4
4 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.0931 1:05.8986 1:06.1161 0.0209 6 4
5 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.0975 1:05.9030 1:05.9030 0.0044 6 6
6 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.1177 1:05.9232 1:09.4408 0.0202 5 4
7 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 0.1350 1:05.9405 1:05.9481 0.0173 6 5
8 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.2605 1:06.0660 1:06.0660 0.1255 7 7
9 26 Marco Andretti C 0.3087 1:06.1142 1:06.6898 0.0482 5 3
10 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.3666 1:06.1721 1:06.1721 0.0579 5 5
11 22 Oriol Servia C 0.3998 1:06.2053 1:06.3693 0.0332 5 3
12 18 Justin Wilson H 0.8558 1:06.6613 1:06.6613 0.4560 5 5

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Qualifying – Round 1, Group 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 0 1:05.9031 1:05.9031 0 5 5
2 12 Will Power C 0.0794 1:05.9825 1:05.9825 0.0794 5 5
3 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.2943 1:06.1974 1:06.1974 0.2149 6 6
4 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.3481 1:06.2512 1:06.4061 0.0538 6 5
5 26 Marco Andretti C 0.3731 1:06.2762 1:06.3247 0.0250 6 5
6 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.4638 1:06.3669 1:06.5680 0.0907 7 6
7 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.4737 1:06.3768 1:06.3768 0.0099 6 6
8 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.5318 1:06.4349 1:06.5498 0.0581 6 5
9 15 Takuma Sato H 0.5373 1:06.4404 1:06.4416 0.0055 8 6
10 5 EJ Viso C 0.5480 1:06.4511 1:06.4511 0.0107 8 8
11 38 Graham Rahal H 0.7219 1:06.6250 1:06.6574 0.1739 5 4
12 83 Giorgio Pantano H 1.1317 1:07.0348 1:07.4183 0.4098 7 3
13 20 Ed Carpenter C 2.6085 1:08.5116 1:08.5116 1.4768 7 7

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Qualifying – Round 1, Group 1

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1
18
Justin Wilson H - 1:06.103 - - - -
2
98
Alex Tagliani H - 1:06.204 - - - -
3
9
Scott Dixon H - 1:06.263 - - - -
4
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C - 1:06.351 - - - -
5
77
Simon Pagenaud H - 1:06.427 - - - -
6
22
Oriol Servia C - 1:06.619 - - - -
7
3
Helio Castroneves C - 1:06.704 - - - -
8
8
Rubens Barrichello C - 1:06.710 - - - -
9
14
Mike Conway H - 1:06.781 - - - -
10
11
Tony Kanaan C - 1:06.843 - - - -
11
19
James Jakes H - 1:07.123 - - - -
12
78
Simona De Silvestro L - 1:08.074 - - - -

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

 

Practice 2 – Saturday morning

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1
18
Justin Wilson H 0 1:06.3018 1:06.3018 0 17 17
2
77
Simon Pagenaud H 0.1106 1:06.4124 1:09.6701 0.1106 25 24
3
12
Will Power C 0.1653 1:06.4671 1:06.4671 0.0547 25 25
4
27
James Hinchcliffe C 0.1676 1:06.4694 1:06.4694 0.0023 23 23
5
9
Scott Dixon H 0.1725 1:06.4743 1:06.4743 0.0049 32 32
6
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.1979 1:06.4997 1:06.4997 0.0254 29 29
7
38
Graham Rahal H 0.2153 1:06.5171 1:06.5171 0.0174 26 26
8
4
JR Hildebrand C 0.2759 1:06.5777 1:06.5777 0.0606 24 24
9
2
Dario Franchitti H 0.3422 1:06.6440 1:06.6440 0.0663 24 24
10
98
Alex Tagliani H 0.3884 1:06.6902 1:11.1823 0.0462 21 20
11
26
Marco Andretti C 0.3915 1:06.6933 1:06.6933 0.0031 25 25
12
67
Josef Newgarden H 0.4363 1:06.7381 1:13.5000 0.0448 24 23
13
7
Sebastien Bourdais C 0.4404 1:06.7422 1:09.3322 0.0041 23 22
14
10
Dario Franchitti H 0.4420 1:06.7438 1:06.8262 0.0016 18 12
15
3
Helio Castroneves C 0.5776 1:06.8794 1:06.8794 0.1356 21 21
16
8
Rubens Barrichello C 0.5844 1:06.8862 1:06.8862 0.0068 30 30
17
5
EJ Viso C 0.7448 1:07.0466 1:07.0466 0.1604 28 28
18
19
James Jakes H 0.8385 1:07.1403 1:07.1403 0.0937 25 25
19
11
Tony Kanaan C 0.8901 1:07.1919 1:07.2435 0.0516 29 27
20
22
Oriol Servia C 0.8962 1:07.1980 1:07.1980 0.0061 25 25
21
14
Mike Conway H 1.5125 1:07.8143 1:07.8143 0.6163 25 25
22
78
Simona de Silvestro L 1.5630 1:07.8648 1:08.8818 0.0505 27 26
23
83
Giorgio Pantano H 1.7026 1:08.0044 1:15.6801 0.1396 22 16
24
15
Takuma Sato H 1.7323 1:08.0341 1:08.0341 0.0297 19 19
25
20
Ed Carpenter C 2.5229 1:08.8247 1:08.8247 0.7906 27 27

Notes:
- 3-Castroneves contact with Conway with 16 minutes remaining (bruises to Castroneves’ left hand/wrist); red flag.
- 9-Dixon held in pits near end of session for holding up several drivers as he gestured at Jakes for holding him up.

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Practice 1 – Friday afternoon

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1
12
Will Power C 0 1:06.8632 1:06.8632 0 16 16
2
9
Scott Dixon H 0.1581 1:07.0213 1:14.8238 0.1581 17 16
3
26
Marco Andretti C 0.2012 1:07.0644 1:07.1104 0.0431 22 20
4
77
Simon Pagenaud H 0.2431 1:07.1063 1:07.3830 0.0419 29 28
5
38
Graham Rahal H 0.2456 1:07.1088 1:07.1088 0.0025 17 17
6
19
James Jakes H 0.3769 1:07.2401 1:07.2401 0.1313 26 26
7
67
Josef Newgarden H 0.4501 1:07.3133 1:07.7855 0.0732 27 26
8
98
Alex Tagliani C 0.4831 1:07.3463 1:07.3463 0.0330 23 23
9
10
Dario Franchitti H 0.4942 1:07.3574 1:07.4059 0.0111 14 6
10
14
Mike Conway H 0.5267 07.3899 1:16.0141 0.0325 28 27
11
7
Sebastien Bourdais C 0.5967 1:07.4599 1:07.5781 0.0700 30 29
12
22
Oriol Servia C 0.6575 1:07.5207 1:07.6601 0.0608 22 20
13
4
JR Hildebrand C 0.6729 1:07.5361 1:07.5706 0.0154 26 23
14
3
Helio Castroneves C 0.6886 1:07.5518 1:07.5518 0.0157 18 18
15
2
Ryan Briscoe C 0.727 1:07.5909 1:07.6193 0.0391 19 18
16
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.8006 1:07.6638 1:07.9554 0.0729 12 6
17
27
James Hinchcliffe C 0.8134 1:07.6766 1:09.3724 0.0128 18 17
18
18
Justin Wilson H 0.9038 1:07.7670 1:07.8390 0.0904 21 20
19
14
Takuma Sato H 0.9045 1:07.7677 1:09.3960 0.0007 32 31
20
8
Rubens Barrichello C 0.9996 1:07.8628 1:08.0805 0.0951 26 25
21
5
EJ Viso C 1.0609 1:07.9241 1:09.5486 0.0613 22 20
22
11
Tony Kanaan C 1.0888 1:07.9520 1:08.2242 0.0279 16 4
23
83
Giorgio Pantano H 1.2121 1:08.0753 1:23.6389 0.1233 37 34
24
78
Simona de Silvestro L 1.5631 1:08.4263 1:08.6888 0.3510 31 24
25
20
Ed Carpenter C 2.0539 1:08.9171 1:08.9171 0.4908 26 18

Notes:
- 98-Tagliani spun at Turn 9 near the mid-way point in the session; red flag.
- 27-Hinchcliffe spun with 37 minutes remaining in the session; red flag.
- 78-de Silvestro went off-course with 10 minutes left in the session; red flag.
- 14-Conway stalled on the course after the session ended.

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PRE-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 362
2 3 Helio Castroneves 339
3 12 Will Power 336
4 9 Scott Dixon 301
5 27 James Hinchcliffe 286
6 11 Tony Kanaan 279
7 77 Simon Pagenaud 276
8 10 Dario Franchitti 258
9 2 Ryan Briscoe 241
10 38 Graham Rahal 237
11 22 Oriol Servia 227
12 18 Justin Wilson 222
13 83 Charlie Kimball 216
13 15 Takuma Sato 216
15 4 JR Hildebrand 211
16 26 Marco Andretti 203
17 8 Rubens Barrichello 200
18 98 Alex Tagliani 194
19 14 Mike Conway 191
20 5 EJ Viso 186
21 20 Ed Carpenter 175
22 19 James Jakes 172
23 67 Josef Newgarden 156
24 78 Simona de Silvestro 135
25 7 Sebastien Bourdais 117
26 6 Katherine Legge 103
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 90
2 Honda 75
3 Lotus 44

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud 276
2 67 Josef Newgarden 156
3 6 Katherine Legge 103

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Prize Money
1 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $607,000
2 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $557,000
3 19 Dale Coyne Racing $458,000
4 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $449,000
5 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $355,000
6 7 Dragon Racing $213,000
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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