EVENT SUMMARY: 2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis

2014 Season, Event Summaries — By on May 6, 2014 6:42 pm
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Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Winner: Simon Pagenaud
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 PDF
Leader lap summary: View PDF
Pit stop summary: View PDF
Top section times: View PDF

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 149
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 148
3 77 Simon Pagenaud 143
4 3 Helio Castroneves 102
4 9 Scott Dixon 102
6 20 Mike Conway 93
7 25 Marco Andretti 89
8 19 Justin Wilson 87
9 10 Tony Kanaan 82
10 11 Sebastien Bourdais 81
11 8 Ryan Briscoe 80
12 14 Takuma Sato 75
13 67 Josef Newgarden 71
13 98 Jack Hawksworth (R) 71
15 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 70
16 83 Charlie Kimball 67
17 17 Sebastian Saavedra 63
17 18 Carlos Huertas (R) 63
19 34 Carlos Munoz (R) 61
20 7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) 59
21 27 James Hinchcliffe 56
22 15 Graham Rahal 55
22 16 Oriol Servia 55
24 41 Martin Plowman 12
25 26 Franck Montagny 8

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Entrant standings:

Rank Car Entrant Points
1 12 Verizon Team Penske 149
2 28 DHL Andretti Autosport 148
3 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 143
4 3 Team Penske 102
4 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 102
6 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing 93
7 25 Snapple Andretti Autosport 89
8 19 Dale Coyne Racing 87
9 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 82
10 11 KVSH Racing 81
11 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 80
12 14 ABC Supply A.J. Foyt Racing 75
13 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 71
13 98 Bryan Herta Autosport 71
15 2 Penske Motorsports 70
16 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 67
17 17 KV-AFS Racing 63
17 18 Dale Coyne Racing 63
19 34 Cinsay AndrettiTV.com HVM Racing 61
20 7 SMP Racing 59
21 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport 56
22 15 National Guard RLL Racing 55
22 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 55
24 41 Alfe AJ Foyt Racing 12
25 26 Suretone Andretti Autosport 8

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 366
2 Honda 326

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Bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay $70,000
2 12 Will Power $64,000
3 77 Simon Pagenaud $58,000
4 3 Helio Castroneves $30,000
4 20 Mike Conway $30,000
6 9 Scott Dixon $25,000
6 25 Marco Andretti $25,000
8 34 Carlos Munoz $15,000
9 10 Tony Kanaan $14,000
10 19 Justin Wilson $13,000
11 14 Takuma Sato $11,000
11 83 Charlie Kimball $11,000
13 2 Juan Pablo Montoya $10,000
13 8 Ryan Briscoe $10,000
13 11 Sebastien Bourdais $10,000
16 67 Josef Newgarden $9,000
17 7 Mikhail Aleshin $8,000
18 16 Oriol Servia $7,000
18 27 James Hinchcliffe $7,000
18 98 Jack Hawksworth $7,000
21 17 Sebastian Saavedra $4,000
22 18 Carlos Huertas $2,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team
1 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing $75,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $50,000
3 41 Alfe A.J. Foyt Racing $10,000
4 26 Suretone Andretti Autosport $5,000

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Firestone Pit Performance Award winners:

Race Car Team
Barber 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Long Beach 12 Verizon Team Penske
St. Petersburg 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing

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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: 3:50 PM EDT (local)*
Race broadcast: US: 3:30 PM EDT Saturday on ABC
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Can:
3:30 PM EDT Saturday on CITY TV (**Channel change**)
(Replays on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Pacific at 11:00 PM EDT)
Qualifying: 2:00-3:10 PM EDT Friday
(No broadcast)
Practice sessions: 10:00-10:45 AM EDT Thursday
2:00-2:45 PM EDT Thursday
10:00-10:45 AM EDT Friday
Drivers Meeting: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EDT Saturday
(Live stream on INDYCAR 14)
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*2:50 PM CDT, 1:50 PM MDT, 12:50 PM PDT, 4:50 PM BRT, 8:50 PM BST, 7:50 AM Mon NZST, 5:50 AM Mon AEST, 4:50 AM Mon JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Permanent road course
Length: 2.439 miles
Race distance: 82 laps (200 miles)
Number of turns: 14
Track map: View PNG
Start: Standing
Restarts: Single-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @IMS, #GPofIndy
Weather forecast: Disabled

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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Past driver performance: N/A
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Engineer and race strategist list: Visit thesetupsheet.com
Wing configuration: Road/street
Boost specs: 150 kPa; increase to 160 kPa for push-to-pass
Push-to-pass specs: 10 pushes; 20 seconds per push; no activation delay
Tires available per entry: Primary: 5 sets per team (not including carried-over sets); used at team testing since 2013; same construction used at Barber but with a more durable tread compound
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Alternate: 3 sets per team; the same combination will be used at Mid-Ohio this year

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HISTORY

N/A — Inaugural event
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SESSION TIMES

Race – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1  4 77 Simon Pagenaud H 82
2 3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay H 82
3 10 3 Helio Castroneves C 82
4 7 11 Sebastien Bourdais C 82
5 23 83 Charlie Kimball C 82
6 14 8 Ryan Briscoe C 82
7 2 98 Jack Hawksworth (R) H 82
8 5 12 Will Power C 82
9 16 14 Takuma Sato H 82
10 9 10 Tony Kanaan C 82
11 18 19 Justin Wilson H 82
12 22 16 Oriol Servia H 82
13 17 18 Carlos Huertas (R) H 82
14 13 25 Marco Andretti H 82
15 6 9 Scott Dixon C 82
16 8 2 Juan Pablo Montoya C 81
17 15 67 Josef Newgarden H 80
18 20 41 Martin Plowman (R) H 80  
19 24 20 Mike Conway C 58 Mechanical
20 11 27 James Hinchcliffe H 56 Contact
21 12 15 Graham Rahal H 50 Contact
22 21 26 Franck Montagny H 47 Contact
23 1 17 Sebastian Saavedra C 0 Contact
24 19 34 Carlos Munoz (R) H 0 Contact
25 25 7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) H 0 Contact

Red=Non-Leaders Circle entry

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Official starting grid
Starting Lineup for the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Qualifying
Qualifying results for the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Notes:
Light rain began at start of R1G1 and carried with varied strength through all four rounds.
Simon Pagenaud set inaugural track record lap of 1:09.6716 in round 1.
R1G2: 7-Aleshin penalized fastest two laps for interference on 11-Bourdais, causing 15-Rahal to advance to Round 2.
R3 is aborted for heavy rain. Resumes after 14-minute delay with full 10-minute session.
R3, 8:00: Red flag for 28-Hunter-Reay, who spins in turn 14 and makes hard rear contact with frontstretch wall. Hunter-Reay loses two fastest laps for causing red flag and drops from P1 to P3; pole awarded to 17-Saavedra.

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Practice 3 – Friday morning
Practice 3 times for the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Notes:
Session run in wet conditions.
13:00: Red flag for 8-Briscoe who spins off course in turn 4. Car makes light contact with tire barrier. After assistance, returns to pit lane under own power.
45:00: Red and checkered flags after 7-Aleshin spins at exit of turn 6.
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Qualifying groups:
Group 1: 3-Castroneves, 12-Power, 17-Saavedra, 18-Huertas, 25-Andretti, 26-Montagny, 27-Hinchcliffe, 28-Hunter-Reay, 34-Munoz, 67-Newgarden, 77-Pagenaud, 83-Kimball.
Group 2: 2-Montoya, 7-Aleshin, 8-Briscoe, 9-Dixon, 10-Kanaan, 11-Bourdais, 14-Sato, 15-Rahal, 16-Servia, 19-Wilson, 20-Conway, 41-Plowman, 98-Hawksworth.
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Practice 2 – Thursday afternoon
Practice 2 results for the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Notes:
9:00 – 18-Huertas penalized with a drive-through for a pit speed violation.
Two penalties were issued to drivers for being late to the mandatory post-practice weigh-in this morning: 98-Hawksworth (session two truncated by 3 minutes) and 67-Newgarden (session 2 truncated by 6 minutes).

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Practice 1 – Thursday morning
Practice 1 results for the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Notes:
15:00: Red flag for 67-Newgarden, who runs off course in turn 4. Car is assisted by Holmatro Safety Team and returns to pit lane under own power.
29:00: Red flag for power outage in Race Control.

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PRE-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 125
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 107
3 77 Simon Pagenaud 92
4 9 Scott Dixon 87
5 20 Mike Conway 82
6 25 Marco Andretti 73
7 19 Justin Wilson 67
8 3 Helio Castroneves 66
9 10 Tony Kanaan 62
10 67 Josef Newgarden 58
11 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 56
12 17 Sebastian Saavedra 55
12 34 Carlos Munoz (R) 55
14 7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) 54
15 14 Takuma Sato 53
16 8 Ryan Briscoe 52
17 11 Sebastien Bourdais 48
18 15 Graham Rahal 46
18 18 Carlos Huertas (R) 46
18 27 James Hinchcliffe 46
21 98 Jack Hawksworth (R) 42
22 83 Charlie Kimball 37
23 16 Oriol Servia 36

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Entrant standings:

Rank Car Entrant Points
1 12 Verizon Team Penske 125
2 28 DHL Andretti Autosport 107
3 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 92
4 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 87
5 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing 82
6 25 Snapple Andretti Autosport 73
7 19 Dale Coyne Racing 67
8 3 Team Penske 66
9 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 62
10 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 58
11 2 Penske Motorsports 56
12 17 KV-AFS Racing 55
12 34 Cinsay AndrettiTV.com HVM Racing 55
14 7 SMP Racing 54
15 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing 53
16 8 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing 52
17 11 KVSH Racing 48
18 15 National Guard RLL Racing 46
18 18 Dale Coyne Racing 46
18 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport 46
21 98 Bryan Herta Autosport 42
22 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 37
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 36

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 266
2 Honda 229

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Bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 12 Will Power $59,000
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay $50,000
3 20 Mike Conway $30,000
4 77 Simon Pagenaud $28,000
5 9 Scott Dixon $25,000
5 25 Marco Andretti $25,000
7 3 Helio Castroneves $15,000
7 34 Carlos Munoz $15,000
9 19 Justin Wilson $13,000
10 10 Tony Kanaan $12,000
11 2 Juan Pablo Montoya $10,000
12 67 Josef Newgarden $9,000
13 7 Mikhail Aleshin $8,000
14 14 Takuma Sato $7,000
14 16 Oriol Servia $7,000
14 27 James Hinchcliffe $7,000
17 17 Sebastian Saavedra $4,000
18 8 Ryan Briscoe $2,000
18 18 Carlos Huertas $2,000
18 83 Charlie Kimball $2,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing $55,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $35,000

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Firestone Pit Performance Award winners:

Race Car Team
Barber 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Long Beach 12 Verizon Team Penske
St. Petersburg 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing
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