Jul 19, 2014
Honda Indy Toronto
TV: NBCSN telecasts both races live (3 p.m. ET July 19 and July 20). Bob Varsha is the chief announcer with analysts Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race will air at 6 p.m. (ET) July 20.
Sportsnet coverage: Rob Faulds, analyst Bill Adam and pit reporter Todd Lewis provide coverage of both races (2:30 p.m. ET July 19 and 20) for Canadian audiences on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers Anyplace TV.
All Verizon IndyCar Series on-track sessions are broadcast on www.IndyCar.com
and the INDYCAR 14 app in conjunction with real-time Timing & Scoring. In addition, the races will be broadcast on IMS Radio Network affiliates, XM 209 and Sirius 213. Paul Page is the chief announcer. … Timing & Scoring for all Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and USF2000 sessions also is on IndyCar.com.
Twitter: @hondaindy, @IndyCar, #2inTO
Click it: Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 qualifying results
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy both days, with highs in the upper 70s F
Race laps: 85 laps (or two-hour time limit) in clockwise direction on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn street circuit as measured by INDCYAR Timing & Scoring. Both races carry full points. ... Depending on cautions, it's a two-stop race. ... The Race Director has declared the start of Race 1 a wet start.
Start: Standing start for Race 1 … two-wide rolling start for Race 2 … single-file restarts. ANATOMY OF A STANDING START
Qualifications: Sebastien Bourdais earned the Verizon P1 Award for Race 1 with a lap of 58.9479 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six.
He said it: "It's very challenging and fun to drive because you're on the edge of control basically. The bumps make it so you're dancing with the cars, and it's very difficult to get your braking point on par with what you want to do." -- Simon Pagenaud, who has two road/street course victories this season, was quickest through the two practice sessions July 18.
Race 2 qualifications: All entries shall participate in one of two groups for 12 minutes each of track time. The Verizon P1 Award will be awarded to the best overall lap time. ... There have been 10 different Verizon P1 Award winners in the 13 races.
Tires: Firestone street course primary tires are being used at all 2014 street course events; no change to the tread compound from 2013. The alternate tire also has the same tread compound used in 2013 and is being used at all street course events.
Fuel: 51 U.S. gallons of E85 for practice/qualifications and 51 gallons each race ... Verizon IndyCar Series cars carry 18.5 U.S. gallons.
Engines: 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V6s supplied by Chevrolet and Honda ... ... 150 kPa turbo boost for road/street course races; 160 kPa for push to pass (10 pushes for 15-second activation).
Scott Dixon, driving the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, swept the 85-lap races. Starting fifth in the opening race, Dixon led Sebastien Bourdais across the finish line by 1.7 seconds. In the second race, Dixon started from the pole and led 81 laps. Helio Castroneves was the runner-up and Bourdais finished third.