Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Race Report: 2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix

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INDYCAR Grand Prix
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 12, 2018

Use the drop-down menus or the links that follow to view session results, important times, entrant facts, weather forecast, track facts and history.

Post-Race

Box ScoreView PDF
Event SummaryView PDF
Lap ChartView PDF
Leader Lap SummaryView PDF
Pit Stop SummaryView PDF
Top Section TimesView PDF
Section ResultsView PDF

Session Results

Race

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Will Power1218501:49:46.193556Running54113.3183
2Scott Dixon9188501:49:48.4378-Running40113.2793
3Robert Wickens628501:49:54.355620Running36113.1783
4Sebastien Bourdais1838501:49:54.92281Running33113.173
5Alexander Rossi2788501:49:57.93972Running31113.1163
6Helio Castroneves3108501:50:00.5795-Running28113.0713
7James Hinchcliffe548501:50:01.5303-Running26113.0553
8Simon Pagenaud2278501:50:03.4289-Running24113.0224
9Graham Rahal15178501:50:04.29223Running23113.0074
10Takuma Sato30118501:50:09.3072-Running20112.9224
11Josef Newgarden168501:50:10.45671Running20112.9023
12Zachary Claman De Melo19198501:50:16.2356-Running18112.8033
13Marco Andretti98148501:50:23.6309-Running17112.6773
14Tony Kanaan14128501:50:27.5391-Running16112.6114
15Spencer Pigot2198501:50:27.8862-Running15112.6056
16Max Chilton59168501:50:29.0369-Running14112.5863
17Gabby Chaves88228501:50:31.2918-Running13112.5475
18Ryan Hunter-Reay28138501:50:39.3021-Running12112.4123
19Kyle Kaiser32248501:50:44.36902Running12112.3264
20Charlie Kimball23238501:50:57.9473-Running10112.0974
21Matheus Leist4218501:51:04.1853-Running9111.9924
22Ed Jones10158401:49:51.6095-Running8111.8934
23Zach Veach26208401:50:07.6069-Running7111.6225
24Jordan King2058301:50:36.6121-Running6109.8114
— Race: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Warm-Up

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott Dixon901:10.81578123.98916--.------.----
2Will Power1201:10.837111123.952180.02140.0214
3Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:10.903912123.835150.08820.0668
4Jordan King2001:10.915013123.816150.09930.0111
5Max Chilton5901:11.17899123.357190.36320.2639
6Tony Kanaan1401:11.18219123.351150.36640.0032
7Zachary Claman De Melo1901:11.30029123.147160.48450.1181
8Josef Newgarden101:11.31209123.127180.49630.0118
9Sebastien Bourdais1801:11.31458123.122190.49880.0025
10Simon Pagenaud2201:11.37338123.021180.55760.0588
11Helio Castroneves301:11.479711122.838130.66400.1064
12Spencer Pigot2101:11.521618122.766180.70590.0419
13Robert Wickens601:11.52468122.761170.70890.0030
14Graham Rahal1501:11.608913122.616160.79320.0843
15Ed Jones1001:11.610014122.614150.79430.0011
16Gabby Chaves8801:11.653111122.540180.83740.0431
17Takuma Sato3001:11.674511122.504150.85880.0214
18Alexander Rossi2701:11.711611122.440120.89590.0371
19Zach Veach2601:11.77768122.328150.96190.0660
20Charlie Kimball2301:11.78588122.314180.97010.0082
21James Hinchcliffe501:11.83169122.236161.01590.0458
22Matheus Leist401:12.069610121.832151.25390.2380
23Kyle Kaiser3201:12.178810121.648181.36310.1092
24Marco Andretti9801:37.6639289.904226.848225.4851
— Warm-up: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Qualifying

Firestone Fast 6

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:09.8182125.76133--.------.----
2Robert Wickens601:09.9052125.604220.08700.0870
3Sebastien Bourdais1801:09.9449125.533220.12670.0397
4James Hinchcliffe501:10.0858125.281220.26760.1409
5Jordan King2001:10.1326125.197120.31440.0468
6Josef Newgarden101:10.7276124.144110.90940.5950
— Firestone Fast 6: Recap | Results (PDF) | Combined Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Round 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Robert Wickens601:09.8481125.70756--.------.----
2Jordan King2001:09.8879125.635450.03980.0398
3Will Power1201:09.9156125.586450.06750.0277
4James Hinchcliffe501:09.9570125.511450.10890.0414
5Sebastien Bourdais1801:09.9973125.439450.14920.0403
6Josef Newgarden101:10.0067125.422660.15860.0094
7Simon Pagenaud2201:10.0382125.366450.19010.0315
8Alexander Rossi2701:10.1062125.244660.25810.0680
9Spencer Pigot2101:10.1601125.148450.31200.0539
10Helio Castroneves301:10.1847125.104440.33660.0246
11Takuma Sato3001:10.1979125.081550.34980.0132
12Tony Kanaan1401:10.3592124.794450.51110.1613
— Round 2: Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Round 1 Group 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Sebastien Bourdais1801:09.5510126.24456--.------.----
2Will Power1201:09.8557125.693450.30470.3047
3Simon Pagenaud2201:09.8982125.617550.34720.0425
4Tony Kanaan1401:10.0379125.366450.48690.1397
5Takuma Sato3001:10.0492125.346550.49820.0113
6Alexander Rossi2701:10.0596125.328560.50860.0104
7Marco Andretti9801:10.1044125.247660.55340.0448
8Max Chilton5901:10.2113125.057550.66030.1069
9Scott Dixon901:10.3221124.860660.77110.1108
10Zach Veach2601:10.3371124.833560.78610.0150
11Gabby Chaves8801:10.5066124.533550.95560.1695
12Kyle Kaiser3201:10.7394124.123561.18840.2328
— Round 1 Group 2: Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Round 1 Group 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Robert Wickens601:09.5215126.29855--.------.----
2James Hinchcliffe501:09.8244125.750560.30290.3029
3Spencer Pigot2101:09.8647125.677560.34320.0403
4Jordan King2001:09.8735125.661230.35200.0088
5Josef Newgarden101:10.0768125.297660.55530.2033
6Helio Castroneves301:10.0825125.287550.56100.0057
7Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:10.0985125.258560.57700.0160
8Ed Jones1001:10.2859124.924660.76440.1874
9Graham Rahal1501:10.3605124.792560.83900.0746
10Zachary Claman De Melo1901:10.5064124.533560.98490.1459
11Matheus Leist401:10.6425124.293561.12100.1361
12Charlie Kimball2301:10.7784124.055461.25690.1359
— Round 1 Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:09.875914125.65720--.------.----
2Jordan King2001:09.912216125.592170.03630.0363
3Alexander Rossi2701:09.980618125.469190.10470.0684
4Robert Wickens601:10.077314125.296160.20140.0967
5Simon Pagenaud2201:10.077515125.296180.20160.0002
6Helio Castroneves301:10.089116125.275190.21320.0116
7Sebastien Bourdais1801:10.107215125.242160.23130.0181
8Spencer Pigot2101:10.134715125.193170.25880.0275
9Tony Kanaan1401:10.224816125.033170.34890.0901
10Josef Newgarden101:10.227916125.027210.35200.0031
11Marco Andretti9801:10.272513124.948170.39660.0446
12Graham Rahal1501:10.282815124.930190.40690.0103
13Scott Dixon901:10.291718124.914190.41580.0089
14Ed Jones1001:10.332619124.841210.45670.0409
15Max Chilton5901:10.338913124.830160.46300.0063
16Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:10.412616124.699160.53670.0737
17Takuma Sato3001:10.486113124.569190.61020.0735
18James Hinchcliffe501:10.581816124.400170.70590.0957
19Zach Veach2601:10.651412124.278170.77550.0696
20Matheus Leist401:10.739711124.123140.86380.0883
21Gabby Chaves8801:10.797613124.021140.92170.0579
22Charlie Kimball2301:10.966915123.725171.09100.1693
23Kyle Kaiser3201:11.111514123.474201.23560.1446
24Zachary Claman De Melo1901:11.183010123.350101.30710.0715
— Practice 2: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:10.086618125.27918--.------.----
2Alexander Rossi2701:10.119817125.220180.03320.0332
3Jordan King2001:10.155114125.157150.06850.0353
4Sebastien Bourdais1801:10.17915125.114130.09250.0240
5Takuma Sato3001:10.182410125.108180.09580.0033
6Josef Newgarden101:10.280217124.934170.19360.0978
7Scott Dixon901:10.285818124.924180.19920.0056
8Spencer Pigot2101:10.318010124.867170.23140.0322
9Ed Jones1001:10.442211124.647210.35560.1242
10Helio Castroneves301:10.45897124.617180.37230.0167
11Zach Veach2601:10.486915124.568180.40030.0280
12Graham Rahal1501:10.492517124.558180.40590.0056
13Marco Andretti9801:10.523316124.504160.43670.0308
14Zachary Claman De Melo1901:10.578112124.407160.49150.0548
15Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:10.590310124.385140.50370.0122
16Robert Wickens601:10.607618124.355180.52100.0173
17Tony Kanaan1401:10.61094124.349150.52430.0033
18Simon Pagenaud2201:10.642018124.294190.55540.0311
19Matheus Leist401:10.920616123.806170.83400.2786
20James Hinchcliffe501:10.93515123.781160.84850.0145
21Charlie Kimball2301:11.020418123.632190.93380.0853
22Gabby Chaves8801:11.099915123.494151.01330.0795
23Max Chilton5901:11.227918123.272181.14130.1280
24Kyle Kaiser3201:11.375617123.017171.28900.1477
— Practice 1: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Important Times

Green Flag3:50 p.m. EDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines3:43 p.m.
Race Broadcast3:30 p.m. on ABC
Qualifying4:30 p.m. Friday
Practice Sessions9:15–10 a.m. Friday
12:30–1:15 p.m. Friday
11:15–11:45 a.m. Saturday (warm-up)
Full Weekend ScheduleView PDF
Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Radio BroadcastAdvance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 214, XM 209, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Video StreamingAll practice sessions and qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix will stream live on the INDYCAR YouTube channel and INDYCAR Race Control.
* All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Entrant Facts

Starting LineupView Table
Qualification GroupsView PDF
Entry ListView Table
Past Driver PerformanceView PDF
Spotter Guide
2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix spotter guide image2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix spotter guide
View PDF
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Push-to-Pass Parameters200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.
Tires Available per EntrySeven sets primary, four sets alternate (Note: An eighth set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie driver.)

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
2432Kyle Kaiser (R)ChevroletAlternate
112Will PowerChevroletAlternate
26Robert Wickens (R)HondaAlternate
318Sebastien BourdaisHondaAlternate
45James HinchcliffeHondaAlternate
520Jordan King (R)ChevroletAlternate
61Josef NewgardenChevroletAlternate
722Simon PagenaudChevroletAlternate
827Alexander RossiHondaAlternate
921Spencer PigotChevroletAlternate
103Helio CastronevesChevroletPrimary
1130Takuma SatoHondaAlternate
1214Tony KanaanChevroletAlternate
1328Ryan Hunter-ReayHondaAlternate
1498Marco AndrettiHondaPrimary
1510Ed JonesHondaPrimary
1659Max ChiltonChevroletAlternate
1715Graham RahalHondaAlternate
189Scott DixonHondaPrimary
1919Zachary Claman De Melo (R)HondaAlternate
2026Zach VeachHondaAlternate
214Matheus Leist (R)ChevroletPrimary
2288Gabby ChavesChevroletAlternate
2323Charlie KimballChevroletPrimary
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
(R) – Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
1Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Helio CastronevesSao Paulo, BrazilVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Matheus "Matt" Leist (R)Novo Hamburgo, BrazilABC SupplyAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5James HinchcliffeTornoto, CanadaArrow ElectronicsSchmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda
6Robert Wickens (R)Guelph, CanadaLucas OilSchmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Ed JonesDubai, United Arab EmiratesNTT DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Tony KanaanSalvador, BrazilABC SupplyAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAUnited RentalsRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Sebastien BourdaisLe Mans, FranceSealmasterDale Coyne RacingHonda
19Zachary Claman De Melo (R)Montreal, CanadaPaysafeDale Coyne RacingHonda
20Jordan King (R)Warwick, EnglandFuzzy’s VodkaEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Spencer PigotOrlando, Florida, USAPreferred Freezer ServiceEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
22Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceMenardsTeam PenskeChevrolet
23Charlie KimballCamarillo, California, USAFiaspCarlinChevrolet
26Zach Veach (R)Stockdale, Ohio, USAGroup One Thousand OneAndretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USANAPA Auto PartsAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USADHLAndretti AutosportHonda
30Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanMi-Jack / PanasonicRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
32Kyle Kaiser (R)Santa Clara, California, USANFP / Juncos RacingJuncos RacingChevrolet
59Max ChiltonReigate, EnglandGallagherCarlinChevrolet
88Gabby ChavesBogota, ColombiaHarding GroupHarding RacingChevrolet
98Marco AndrettiNazareth, Pennsylvania, USAU.S. Concrete / CurbAndretti AutosportHonda
— Entry List: PDF

Weather Forecast

Track Facts

Track TypeRoad course
Length2.439 miles
Race Distance85 laps (207.315 miles)
Number of Turns14
DirectionClockwise
Track Map
2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix track map
Photo: INDYCAR
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@IMS, #INDYCARGP

History

Last Four Wins— 2017: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2016: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
— 2015: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2014: Simon Pagenaud, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Last Four Poles— 2017: Will Power, Team Penske (1:07.7044)
— 2016: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske (1:08.6868)
— 2015: Will Power, Team Penske (1:09.4886)
— 2014: Sebastian Saavedra, KV Racing Technology (1:23.8822)
Qualifying Lap Record1:07.7044 (Will Power of Team Penske on May 12, 2017)

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