Honda IndyCar Baltimore Qualifying Report

8/31/2013

Honda Racing Report

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Grand Prix of Baltimore                                                                                        Qualifying Report

Circuit:                Oriole Park at Camden Yards (2.04-mile street circuit) Baltimore, Md.

2012 Winner:       Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport) 71.136 mph average speed

Weather:             Mostly sunny, warm, humid, 86 degrees F

 

Top-12 Qualifying Results:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Engine – Chassis

Best Time

Notes

 

  1.

Scott Dixon

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

1:18.0838

94.053 mph

 

  2.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:18.1171

Fast Six Shootout

 

  3.

Simon Pagenaud

Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports

Honda Dallara

1.18.4307

Fast Six Shootout

 

  4.

Justin Wilson

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

1:18.8698

Fast Six Shootout

 

 

 

 

 

 

  5.

Josef Newgarden

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Honda Dallara

1:18.9022

Fast Six Shootout

 

  6.

Tristan Vautier-R

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda Dallara

1.19.0380

Fast Six Shootout

 

  7.

Helio Castroneves

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:19.0288

2nd Round Qualifying

 

  8.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

1:19.0367

2nd Round Qualifying

 

  9.

Charlie Kimball

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

1:19.0523

2nd Round Qualifying

 

10.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda Dallara

1:19.2216

2nd Round Qualifying

 

11.

James Hinchcliffe

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

1:19.3182

2nd Round Qualifying

 

12.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

1:22.2045

Red Flag Penalty

 

Other Honda-powered Results:

13.

James Jakes

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

1:18.6398

1st Round, Group 1

14.

Luca Filippi

Barracuda Racing/BHA

Honda Dallara

1:19.1242

1st Round, Group 2

15.

Dario Franchitti

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

1:18.6694

1st Round, Group 1

23.

Stefan Wilson-R

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

1:20.1871

1st Round, Group 1

 

                  

                     Dixon Claims Pole for Honda in Baltimore

 

Scott Dixon led the way for Honda in IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying Saturday during preparation for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Baltimore, taking his second pole of 2013 in the strongest qualifying performance for the manufacturer this season.  Five Honda-powered drivers made the final “Fast Six” round of knockout Indy car qualifying, and Honda took eight of the top 12 starting positions overall.

 

Recording its strongest qualifying effort of 2013, the Sam Schmidt Motorsports operation claimed two of the top six starting positions, with Simon Pagenaud third in his Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports machine – his best qualifying result this year – and rookie teammate Tristan Vautier escaping from a minor collision at the end of second-round qualifying to make his fourth “Fast Six” appearance of the season in the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda Dallara.

 

Veteran Justin Wilson will start from the second row, fourth, in his best qualifying performance of the yea. Josef Newgarden was another Honda driver to produce his best qualifying run of 2013, and will start fifth for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.  Graham Rahal crashed in the second round and was penalized his two quickest lap times for bringing out the red flag, preventing him from advancing to the Fast Six.  Rahal has been cleared to drive and will start 12th for Rahal Lettterman Lanigan Racing. 

 

Sunday’s 75-lap race, the 16th round in the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series, starts at 2:30 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on the NBC Sports Network. 

 

Scott Dixon (#9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Dallara) pole qualifier, his 2nd pole of 2013 and 20th career Indy car pole; Honda’s 7th pole of the season:  "It was an interesting day.  The first [qualifying] round was pretty straightforward, but in ‘Q2’ we tried getting tricky, then had a sensor fail and that cost us time in Pit Lane.  Luckily, the team was able to repair the sensor and the [Rahal] penalty advanced us to the Fast Six.  I actually lost a couple of tenths [of a second] on my quick lap, but I guess it was still a good one as it got us the pole!”



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