2023 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Sept. 10, 2023

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Race Top Five

RankDriverCar No.Laps LedPoints
1Scott Dixon92051
2Scott McLaughlin3-40
3Alex Palou105138
4Will Power12-32
5Callum Ilott77-30

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Passing Analysis

Miles Completed5259.30
Passing Index*8.21
Position Passes264
Position Passing Index*5.02
* Passing Index (PI) is number of passes per 100 miles completed. Position Passing Index (PPI) is number of position passes per 100 miles completed. For historical passing analysis, visit the History tab.

Post-Race Analysis

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Section ResultsView PDF




RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Scott Dixon9119502:17:41.640020Running5192.6454
2Scott McLaughlin329502:17:48.9580-Running4092.5635
3Alex Palou1059502:17:52.251151Running3892.5262
4Will Power1279502:17:56.3069-Running3292.4805
5Callum Ilott77209502:18:02.7689-Running3092.4086
6Christian Lundgaard4539502:18:03.0150-Running2892.4056
7Alexander Rossi7159502:18:03.8553-Running2692.3964
8Marcus Armstrong11149502:18:08.7710-Running2492.3414
9Pato O'Ward599502:18:10.030715Running2392.3273
10Ryan Hunter-Reay20259502:18:13.9807-Running2092.2833
11Romain Grosjean2889502:18:20.66072Running2092.2093
12Sting Ray Robb51249502:18:25.6275-Running1892.1543
13Helio Castroneves06279502:18:39.9575-Running1791.9955
14Agustin Canapino78199502:18:42.8243-Running1691.9632
15Marcus Ericsson8189402:18:03.9834-Running1591.4225
16Benjamin Pedersen55239402:18:20.0876-Running1491.2456
17Santino Ferrucci14179402:18:27.2548-Running1391.1666
18Rinus VeeKay2169302:18:17.4950-Running1290.3025
19Felix Rosenqvist619302:18:21.32966Running1390.2615
20David Malukas18229302:18:28.7683-Running1090.1805
21Josef Newgarden249102:18:28.2840-Running988.24610
22Devlin DeFrancesco29269102:18:50.0001-Running888.0156
23Colton Herta26128002:12:45.13231Contact880.9216
24Juri Vips30137102:18:50.0000-Running668.6713
25Kyle Kirkwood27166502:18:43.7580-Running562.9153
26Tom Blomqvist60216101:28:09.5902-Contact592.9122
27Graham Rahal1510000:00:00.6301-Contact50.0000
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Race Notes
  • The 2023 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey was 95 laps on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca road course totaling 212.61 miles.
  • The pit road speed limit was 45 mph and the race started the third time past the start-finish line. Pole sitter Felix Rosenqvist gridded drivers' left.
  • All cars but those of Scott McLaughlin, Josef Newgarden, Will Power, Graham Rahal, Kyle Kirkwood, David Malukas, Sting Ray Robb, Devlin DeFrancesco and Helio Castroneves started the race on Firestone Firehawk primary black tires. Each car was required to use one set of new alternate red tires and once set of primary black tires during the race.
  • At 12:15 p.m. PDT, the ambient temperature was 72 degrees with 62% humidity and fair skies. The track temperature was 116 degrees according to Firestone engineers.
  • At 12:19 p.m., content creator Truitt Batton gave the command, "Drivers, start your engines." All cars fired and rolled off the grid.
  • On Lap 1, Rosenqvist led the field into Turn 1. There was a multi car incident in Turn 2 involving the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet of Newgarden, the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Scott Dixon, the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda of Graham Rahal, the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet of Rinus VeeKay and the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda of Juri Vips. The race's first caution was five laps in duration and resulted in Rahal's retirement from the race. Dixon and Christian Lundgaard were later penalized for avoidable contact and made to serve drive-through penalties.
  • The race restarted at the conclusion of Lap 6 with Rosenqvist continuing to lead. However, approaching Turn 11 on Lap 7, Palou challenged for and than took the lead from Rosenqvist with a pass through the final turn.
  • Palou was scored the leader and went on to lead a race-high 51 laps, including during four more of the race's eight total cautions.
    • On Lap 8, the Newgarden's car spun and made contact with the Turn 4 barrier. Leaders at the time of the race's second full-course were Palou, Will Power, Rosenqvist, Pato O'Ward and Dixon. The caution lasted for three laps.
    • On Lap 29, the No. 6 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet of Rosenqvist and the No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Marcus Ericsson came together in Turn 2 bringing out a seven-lap caution period. Notably, Palou pitted just before the caution began which allowed Herta to take the lead on Lap 29. Herta, who had not yet stopped, was forced to pit under caution which returned the lead to Palou.
    • The restart on Lap 36 was foiled when multiple cars came together in Turn 11, bringing out the fourth full-course caution on Lap 37. The No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of Castroneves, the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet of Will Power, the No. 55 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Benjamin Pedersen and the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet of Callum Ilott were all involved in the incident. The caution period was four laps in duration and the race restarted on Lap 41.
    • The fifth full-course caution period began on Lap 58 when contact sent the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Honda of Malukas and the No. 29 Andretti Autosport Honda of Devlin DeFrancesco off course at Turn 3. Palou pitted under this caution, promoting Pato O'Ward to the race lead on Lap 59.
  • With O'Ward out front, the race restarted at the conclusion of Lap 62 but was quickly back to yellow due both the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of Tom Blomqvist and the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Santino Ferrucci being off course after contact with other cars in Turn 11. The caution lasted for four laps, during which Dixon, Marcus Armstrong and Christian Lundgaard made their final pit stops on Lap 64.
  • O'Ward led the field again on the Lap 67 restart, but like the previous attempt, a full-course caution came out immediately, this time for Ericsson and the No. 11 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Armstrong which were stopped on course in Turn 11. The leaders at the start of the caution were O'Ward, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Romain Grosjean, Alexander Rossi and DeFrancesco. The race's seventh caution, it was five laps in duration with Hunter-Reay and Rossi making pit stops on Lap 71.
  • O'Ward led the field on the Lap 72 restart and was passed by Grosjean for the lead entering Turn 1. Grosjean went on to make contact with Herta, sending the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda into the tire barrier in Turn 3. The incident brought out the race's eighth and final caution on Lap 75 during which Grosjean and O'Ward pitted. The stops promoted Dixon to the race lead.
  • Dixon led the field on the Lap 78 restart and easily led the final 20 laps of the race, taking the white flag with a 5.8405-second lead over McLaughlin.
  • Dixon took the checkered flag with a 7.3170-second margin of victory, securing his third victory of 2023 and the 56th victory of his NTT IndyCar Series career. It also marked Dixon's first win at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
  • The result marked Dixon's fifth podium, 10th top-five finish and 15th top-10 finish of the season.
  • McLaughlin finished second, his fourth podium finish of the season and the 12th top-three result of his career.
  • Palou finished third and ended the season with 656 points. He clinched the series championship following the previous round at Portland International Raceway.
  • Armstrong finished eighth, his fifth top-10 finish of 2023. He ended the season with 214 points, enough to secure Rookie of the Year honors. He bested Agustin Canapino by 34 points.
  • Official points after the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey:
    1. Palou 656
    2. Dixon 578
    3. McLaughlin 488
    4. O'Ward 484
    5. Newgarden 479
    6. Ericsson 438
    7. Power 425
    8. Lundgaard 390
    9. Rossi 375
    10. Herta 356
    11. Kirkwood 352
    12. Rosenqvist 324
    13. Grosjean 296
    14. VeeKay 277
    15. Rahal 276
    16. Callum Ilott 266
    17. David Malukas 265
    18. Helio Castroneves 217
    19. Santino Ferrucci 214
    20. Marcus Armstrong 214


RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Kyle Kirkwood2701:07.89395118.6687--.------.----
2Marcus Ericsson801:08.08557118.33470.19160.1916
3Agustin Canapino7801:08.08566118.33360.19170.0001
4Alex Palou1001:08.15716118.20960.26320.0715
5Scott McLaughlin301:08.26996118.01460.37600.1128
6Scott Dixon901:08.35536117.86760.46140.0854
7Colton Herta2601:08.44985117.70460.55590.0945
8Callum Ilott7701:08.46256117.68260.56860.0127
9David Malukas1801:08.58696117.46860.69300.1244
10Will Power1201:08.63107117.39370.73710.0441
11Christian Lundgaard4501:08.79266117.11760.89870.1616
12Pato O'Ward501:08.83376117.04770.93980.0411
13Juri Vips3001:08.85986117.00360.96590.0261
14Santino Ferrucci1401:08.90016116.93561.00620.0403
15Tom Blomqvist6001:09.05866116.66661.16470.1585
16Devlin DeFrancesco2901:09.12856116.54871.23460.0699
17Romain Grosjean2801:09.15486116.50471.26090.0263
18Rinus VeeKay2101:09.16814116.48171.27420.0133
19Benjamin Pedersen5501:09.17765116.46561.28370.0095
20Graham Rahal1501:09.23266116.37371.33870.0550
21Sting Ray Robb5101:09.36206116.15671.46810.1294
22Helio Castroneves0601:09.42076116.05871.52680.0587
23Ryan Hunter-Reay2001:09.45575115.99961.56180.0350
24Felix Rosenqvist601:09.53246115.87161.63850.0767
25Alexander Rossi701:09.62755115.71371.73360.0951
26Marcus Armstrong1101:09.77625115.46661.88230.1487
27Josef Newgarden201:10.35956114.50962.46560.5833
— Warm-up: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • The start of morning warm-up was placed on hold due to fog covering the racetrack .
  • The fog cleared enough to start the session at 9:41 a.m. PDT but INDYCAR determined it would be checkered at 9:50 a.m. in order to maintain the integrity of the remainder of the day's schedule.
  • While there were no red flags during warm-up, two drive-through penalties were issued for improper pit entry or exit. The drivers impacted were Scott McLaughlin and Marcus Ericsson.
  • Kyle Kirkwood ended the short session with the fastest lap, a 1:07.8939 in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda.


Firestone Fast Six
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Felix Rosenqvist601:06.6416120.89744--.------.----
2Scott McLaughlin301:06.6513120.880330.00970.0097
3Christian Lundgaard4501:06.7478120.705440.10620.0965
4Josef Newgarden201:06.7937120.622330.15210.0459
5Scott Dixon901:07.0171120.220350.37550.2234
6Alex Palou1001:07.2846119.742550.64300.2675
— Firestone Fast Six: Results (PDF) | Overall Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Qualifying Notes
  • Qualifying for the NTT P1 Award consists of three segments. In the first round, each group receives 10 minutes of track time with the clock starting when the first car hits the alternate start-finish line. The fastest six cars from each group advance to Round 2 while the remaining cars are assigned positions 13 to 27. Group 1 drivers will occupy the odd-numbered positions while Group 2 drivers will occupy the even-numbered positions based on their fastest lap times. During Round 2, the 12 advancing cars receive 10 minutes of track time with the fastest six cars advancing to the Firestone Fast Six while the remaining cars are ranked in positions seven through 12 based on their fastest laps. During the Firestone Fast Six, the six cars receive six minutes of guaranteed green-flag time. At the end of session, cars are ranked one through six based on their fastest laps.
  • Group 1 ran green until a red flag for the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet of Ryan Hunter-Reay, who spun and stopped on course in Turn 11. After resuming, all cars were given the opportunity to complete one timed lap.
  • Group 2 was green for less than three minutes when the No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of Helio Castroneves went off course in Turn 3. With the clock stopped, the session resumed with more than seven minutes remaining.
  • Round 2 was green through the checkered flag. After the flag, the No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet of Pato O'Ward was stopped on course in Turn 4 after a spin.
  • Hunter-Reay and Castroneves were stripped of their two fastest laps and the ability to advance for causing red flags. Since O'Ward's incident happened after time had expired, he caused a local yellow which stripped him of his fastest lap to that point.
  • During Round 2, Christian Lundgaard set a new track record with a 1:06.4610 in the No. 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda.
  • Lundgaard, Scott McLaughlin, Alex Palou, Felix Rosenqvist, Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden advanced to the Firestone Fast Six.
  • At the conclusion of Round 3, Rosenqvist's 1:06.6416 in the No. 6 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet earned the Swedish driver his second NTT P1 Award of 2023 and his fifth career NTT IndyCar Series pole.

Round 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Christian Lundgaard4501:06.4610121.22667--.------.----
2Scott McLaughlin301:06.5662121.034780.10520.1052
3Alex Palou1001:06.6158120.944780.15480.0496
4Felix Rosenqvist601:06.7574120.688780.29640.1416
5Scott Dixon901:06.7786120.649670.31760.0212
6Josef Newgarden201:06.7824120.643770.32140.0038
7Juri Vips3001:06.8300120.557670.36900.0476
8Rinus VeeKay2101:06.9172120.400780.45620.0872
9Will Power1201:06.9282120.380780.46720.0110
10Romain Grosjean2801:07.1292120.019680.66820.2010
11Santino Ferrucci1401:07.4479119.452770.98690.3187
12Pato O'Ward501:07.9392118.588281.47820.4913
— Round 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 1 Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Pato O'Ward501:06.8459120.52878--.------.----
2Scott McLaughlin301:06.8761120.474880.03020.0302
3Christian Lundgaard4501:06.8777120.471570.03180.0016
4Josef Newgarden201:07.1254120.026880.27950.2477
5Alex Palou1001:07.1605119.963880.31460.0351
6Will Power1201:07.1686119.949670.32270.0081
7Graham Rahal1501:07.2323119.835990.38640.0637
8Marcus Armstrong1101:07.3726119.586780.52670.1403
9Kyle Kirkwood2701:07.4029119.532770.55700.0303
10Callum Ilott7701:07.5183119.328880.67240.1154
11David Malukas1801:07.7816118.864680.93570.2633
12Sting Ray Robb5101:07.8639118.720661.01800.0823
13Devlin DeFrancesco2901:07.9083118.642661.06240.0444
14Helio Castroneves06No Time0.000020.00000.0000
— Round 1 Group 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 1 Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott Dixon901:07.0002120.25088--.------.----
2Romain Grosjean2801:07.0668120.131880.06660.0666
3Juri Vips3001:07.1305120.017680.13030.0637
4Santino Ferrucci1401:07.1470119.987880.14680.0165
5Felix Rosenqvist601:07.2403119.821880.24010.0933
6Rinus VeeKay2101:07.2675119.773660.26730.0272
7Agustin Canapino7801:07.4009119.535880.40070.1334
8Colton Herta2601:07.4666119.419880.46640.0657
9Alexander Rossi701:07.5425119.285880.54230.0759
10Marcus Ericsson801:07.6149119.157880.61470.0724
11Tom Blomqvist6001:07.7419118.934770.74170.1270
12Benjamin Pedersen5501:07.7583118.905880.75810.0164
13Ryan Hunter-Reay2001:11.0620113.377354.06183.3037
— Round 1 Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Practice 2 

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Christian Lundgaard4501:07.615412119.15618--.------.----
2Rinus VeeKay2101:07.654617119.087220.03920.0392
3Alex Palou1001:07.799317118.833250.18390.1447
4Alexander Rossi701:07.85227118.740180.23680.0529
5Kyle Kirkwood2701:07.871414118.707170.25600.0192
6Colton Herta2601:07.88805118.678220.27260.0166
7Graham Rahal1501:08.013319118.459240.39790.1253
8Scott Dixon901:08.015718118.455250.40030.0024
9Scott McLaughlin301:08.025113118.439260.40970.0094
10Marcus Ericsson801:08.058723118.380230.44330.0336
11Will Power1201:08.08376118.337200.46830.0250
12Juri Vips3001:08.104915118.300190.48950.0212
13Marcus Armstrong1101:08.12516118.265250.50970.0202
14Romain Grosjean2801:08.126712118.262180.51130.0016
15Callum Ilott7701:08.204511118.127240.58910.0778
16Felix Rosenqvist601:08.250825118.047250.63540.0463
17Devlin DeFrancesco2901:08.270218118.013210.65480.0194
18Santino Ferrucci1401:08.307514117.949180.69210.0373
19David Malukas1801:08.313315117.939220.69790.0058
20Tom Blomqvist6001:08.365617117.849220.75020.0523
21Josef Newgarden201:08.453517117.697230.83810.0879
22Ryan Hunter-Reay2001:08.520310117.583220.90490.0668
23Helio Castroneves0601:08.637015117.383231.02160.1167
24Benjamin Pedersen5501:08.66566117.334241.05020.0286
25Sting Ray Robb5101:08.751615117.187221.13620.0860
26Agustin Canapino7801:09.043920116.691201.42850.2923
27Pato O'Ward501:09.48124115.95761.86580.4373
— Practice 2: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Practice 2 was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. PDT but was delayed due to rain and lightning earlier in the morning, which initially delayed Indy NXT qualifying. NTT IndyCar Series cars took to the track at 10:25 a.m. and the session ran for its full duration: 45 minutes of green-flag running or one hour, whichever came first.
  • Like Practice 1, the weekend's second practice session featured red flags for off-track excursions:
    • Nine minutes after the green flag, the No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet of Pato O'Ward went off course at Turn 3 and made left-front contact with the tire barrier. The resulting red flag was eight minutes long. O'Ward, who was not able able to continue in the session, was later checked and released from the INDYCAR Medical Unit.
    • Seven minutes after the session's resumption, the red flag reappeared when the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet of Will Power spun and stopped at the top of Turn 8 also known as the Corkscrew. Power was able to drive his car back to the pits after being removed from the gravel by the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team. The red flag for Power's incident was five minutes in duration.
    • At 11:10 a.m., the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Santino Ferrucci stopped on course in Turn 2 with smoke trailing from the car. The red flag lasted for 11 minutes causing the session to resume with just under four minutes remaining on the clock.
  • All drivers involved in red flags were penalized five minutes of practice time.
  • At the conclusion of practice, Christian Lundgaard was fastest with a 1:07.6154 in the No. 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda.

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Colton Herta2601:07.53823119.29215--.------.----
2Pato O'Ward501:07.591126119.199330.05290.0529
3Alexander Rossi701:07.63364119.124280.09540.0425
4Marcus Ericsson801:07.79136118.847180.25310.1577
5Kyle Kirkwood2701:07.85023118.744200.31200.0589
6Juri Vips3001:07.91754118.626230.37930.0673
7Graham Rahal1501:07.95157118.567260.41330.0340
8Callum Ilott7701:07.955222118.560250.41700.0037
9Scott Dixon901:07.96763118.539160.42940.0124
10Rinus VeeKay2101:08.055310118.386220.51710.0877
11Tom Blomqvist6001:08.066623118.366260.52840.0113
12Alex Palou1001:08.06874118.363160.53050.0021
13Will Power1201:08.10566118.299190.56740.0369
14Ryan Hunter-Reay2001:08.143119118.234220.60490.0375
15David Malukas1801:08.179714118.170260.64150.0366
16Scott McLaughlin301:08.19193118.149160.65370.0122
17Santino Ferrucci1401:08.20987118.118210.67160.0179
18Romain Grosjean2801:08.23918118.067130.70090.0293
19Felix Rosenqvist601:08.247012118.054250.70880.0079
20Josef Newgarden201:08.310311117.944230.77210.0633
21Marcus Armstrong1101:08.31808117.931210.77980.0077
22Benjamin Pedersen5501:08.360710117.857290.82250.0427
23Devlin DeFrancesco2901:08.453721117.697240.91550.0930
24Helio Castroneves0601:08.552719117.527221.01450.0990
25Christian Lundgaard4501:08.595811117.453271.05760.0431
26Agustin Canapino7801:08.79774117.109191.25950.2019
27Sting Ray Robb5101:09.090711116.612211.55250.2930
— Practice 1: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Practice 1 for the 2023 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey started on time at 2:30 p.m. PDT and was scheduled to run for 75 minutes.
  • Fifteen minutes after the green flag, the ambient temperature at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca was 74 degrees. The track temperature was 124 degrees according to Firestone engineers.
  • The session was slowed by five red flags:
    • At 3:02 p.m., the No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda of Romain Grosjean made contact with the tire barrier in Turn 4. The resulting red flag was 10 minutes in duration. Grosjean was later seen and released from the INDYCAR Medical Unit.
    • At 3:15 p.m., the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda of Juri Vips was stopped off course in Turn 6 with a reported engine issue. The second red flag was six minutes long.
    • At 3:24 p.m., the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet of Scott McLaughlin went off course in Turn 2 which caused a five-minute red flag.
    • At 3:34 p.m., the No. 78 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet of Agustin Canapino who went off course in Turn 6. The red flag for this incident was 10 minutes in duration.
    • Four minutes before the scheduled end of the session, the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet of Will Power stopped on course in Turn 5 after running off course and making contact in Turn 4. The session did not resume. Power was later checked and released from the INDYCAR Medical Unit.
  • All four drivers involved in red flags were penalized five minutes of practice time.
  • At the conclusion of Practice 1, Colton Herta was fastest with a 1:07.5382 in the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda.


Green Flag12:26 p.m. PDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines12:19 p.m.
Race Broadcast2:30 p.m. EDT on NBC and Peacock
Qualifying2 p.m. Saturday
Practice Sessions2:30–3:45 p.m. Friday
10:25–11:25 10–11 a.m. Saturday (45-minute session)
9:41–9:50 9–9:30 a.m. Sunday (warm-up)
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* All times are in Pacific Daylight Time unless otherwise noted. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

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Qualification GroupsView Table
Entry ListView Table
Spotter Guide
2023 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey spotter guide
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Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Tires Available per EntrySeven sets primary, four sets alternate to be used during the event weekend. Teams fielding a rookie driver may use one additional set of primary tires. Teams must use one set of primary and one set of new (sticker) alternate tires for at least two laps in the race.
Push-to-Pass Parameters150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation.

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
16Felix RosenqvistChevroletPrimary
23Scott McLaughlinChevroletAlternate
345Christian LundgaardHondaPrimary
42Josef NewgardenChevroletAlternate
510Alex PalouHondaPrimary
621Rinus VeeKayChevroletPrimary
712Will PowerChevroletAlternate
828Romain GrosjeanHondaPrimary
95Pato O'WardChevroletPrimary
1015Graham RahalHondaAlternate
119Scott DixonHondaPrimary
1226Colton HertaHondaPrimary
1330Juri Vips (R)HondaPrimary
1411Marcus Armstrong (R)HondaPrimary
157Alexander RossiChevroletPrimary
1627Kyle KirkwoodHondaAlternate
1714Santino FerrucciChevroletPrimary
188Marcus EricssonHondaPrimary
1978Agustin Canapino (R)ChevroletPrimary
2077Callum IlottChevroletPrimary
2160Tom Blomqvist (R)HondaPrimary
2218David MalukasHondaAlternate
2355Benjamin Pedersen (R)ChevroletPrimary
2451Sting Ray Robb (R)HondaAlternate
2520Ryan Hunter-ReayChevroletPrimary
2629Devlin DeFrancescoHondaAlternate
2706Helio CastronevesHondaAlternate
(R) Rookie
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Qualifications Groups

Group 1DriverGroup 2Driver
21Rinus VeeKay45Christian Lundgaard
7Alexander Rossi10Alex Palou
26Colton Herta27Kyle Kirkwood
9Scott Dixon15Graham Rahal
8Marcus Ericsson3Scott McLaughlin
30Juri Vips12Will Power
28Romain Grosjean11Marcus Armstrong
6Felix Rosenqvist77Callum Ilott
14Santino Ferrucci29Devlin DeFrancesco
60Tom Blomqvist18David Malukas
20Ryan Hunter-Reay2Josef Newgarden
55Benjamin Pedersen06Helio Castroneves
78Agustin Canapino51Sting Ray Robb
5Pato O'Ward
— Qualifications Groups: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAHitachiTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlinChristchurch, New ZealandXPELTeam PenskeChevrolet
5Pato O'WardMonterrey, MexicoArrow McLarenArrow McLarenChevrolet
06Helio CastronevesSao Paulo, BrazilAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
6Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenArrow McLarenArrow McLarenChevrolet
7Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USAArrow McLarenArrow McLarenChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SwedenHuski Ice SpritzChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Alex PalouBarcelona, SpainThe American LegionChip Ganassi RacingHonda
11Marcus Armstrong (R)Christchurch, New ZealandRidgeline LubricantsChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Santino FerrucciWoodbury, Connecticut, USASexton PropertiesAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAiPacketRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18David MalukasChicago, Illinois, USAHMD TruckingDale Coyne Racing with HMDHonda
20Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USABitnile.comEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKayHoofddorp, NetherlandsBitnile.comEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
26Colton HertaValencia, California, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Kyle KirkwoodJupiter, Florida, USAAutoNationAndretti AutosportHonda
28Romain GrosjeanGeneva, SwitzerlandDHLAndretti AutosportHonda
29Devlin DeFrancescoToronto, CanadaSapphire Gas SolutionsAndretti AutosportHonda
30Juri Vips (R)Tallinn, EstoniaMi-JackRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
45Christian LundgaardHedensted, DenmarkHy-VeeRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
51Sting Ray Robb (R)Palette, Idaho, USAbiohavenDale Coyne Racing with RWRHonda
55Benjamin Pedersen (R)Copenhagen, DenmarkSexton PropertiesAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
60Tom Blomqvist (R)Cambridge, EnglandAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
77Callum IlottCambridge, EnglandJuncos Hollinger RacingJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
78Agustín Canapino (R)Arrecifes, ArgentinaJuncos Hollinger RacingJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
(R) — Denotes Rookie of the Year candidate
— Entry List: PDF


Track TypeRoad course
Length2.238 miles
Race Distance95 laps (212.61 miles)
Number of Turns11
Track Map
2023 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey track map
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Driver Performance IndexView PDF
Last Five Wins— 2022: Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2021: Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport
— 2019: Colton Herta, Harding Steinbrenner Racing
— 2004: Patrick Carpentier, Forsythe Championship Racing
— 2003: Patrick Carpentier, Team Player's
Last Five Poles— 2022: Will Power, Team Penske (1:11.6127)
— 2021: Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport (1:10.7994)
— 2019: Colton Herta, Harding Steinbrenner Racing (1:10.1405)
— 2004: Sebastien Bourdais, Newman/Haas Racing (1:09.358)
— 2003: Patrick Carpentier, Team Player's (1:09.575)
Qualifying Lap Record1:07.722 (Helio Castroneves of Team Penske on Sept. 8, 2000)

Historical Passing Analysis

YearMiles CompletedPassesPI*Position PassesPPI*
* Passing Index (PI) is number of passes per 100 miles completed. Position Passing Index (PPI) is number of position passes per 100 miles completed.