Honda IndyCar New Orleans Qualifying Report

4/11/2015

Honda Racing Report

Saturday, April 11, 2015

 

Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana Qualifying Report

Circuit:                             NOLA Motorsports Park (2.74-mile road course), Avondale, La.

2014 winner:     N/A (inaugural event)

Weather:           Cloudy, afternoon showers, mild, 72 degrees F 

       
   
 
  Nil:

 

Top-12 Starting Field (set by entrant points):

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Manufacturer

Points

Notes

  1.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Team Penske

Chevrolet

51

 

  2.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet

44

 

  3.

Tony Kanaan

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

35

 

  4.

Helio Castroneves

Team Penske

Chevrolet

33

 

  5.

Simon Pagenaud

Team Penske

Chevrolet

31

 

  6.

Sebastien Bourdais

KV Racing Technology

Chevrolet

28

 

  7.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Honda

26

 

  8.

Jack Hawksworth

A.J. Foyt Racing

Honda

25

 

  9.

Luca Fillippi-R

Carpenter Fisher Hartman

Chevrolet

22

 

10.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Honda

20

 

11.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda

19

 

12.

Josef Newgarden

Carpenter Fisher Hartman

Chevrolet

18

 

Other Honda-powered starters:

13.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda

17

 

14.

Carlos Munoz

Andretti Autosport

Honda

16

 

16.

James Hinchcliffe

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

14

 

17.

Gabby Chaves-R

Bryan Herta Autosport

Honda

13

 

18.

Simona de Silvestro

Andretti Autosport

Honda

12

 

22.

James Jakes

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

  8

 

23.

Francesco Dracone-R

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda

  7

 

24.

Carlos Huertas

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda

  6

 

             

 

Thunderstorm Wipes Out Indy Car Qualifying in New Orleans

·       Lightning brings a halt to qualifying mid-session

·       Starting field to be set by entrant points

·       Ryan Hunter-Reay to start 7th for Honda, Jack Hawksworth 8th

 

Honda drivers and teams made an encouraging start in wet-weather qualifying Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park in preparation for Sunday’s inaugural Indy Grand Prix of New Orleans, but race officials were forced to red flag the session as lightning moved into the area.  Continued lightning and thundershowers eventually forced race officials to cancel qualifying, and the field for Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series race was set by entrant points.

 

Had qualifying continued, five Honda drivers – Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Carlos Munoz, James Jakes and James Hinchcliffe – would have advanced to the second round.  With the grid set by entrant points, Hunter-Reay will start seventh, followed by Jack Hawksworth, eighth, and Marco Andretti, 10th

 

The second round round of the 16-race 2015 season starts at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday, with live television coverage on the NBC Sports Network.

 



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