Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising Live Chat  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Single Seater Racing > Indycar Series


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18 Apr 2018, 17:47 (Ref:3816397)   #1
bjohnsonsmith
Race Official
Veteran
 
bjohnsonsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
United States
London, England
Posts: 16,567
bjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Round 4: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, April 20-22.

Round 4: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, April 20-22.

This Sunday will be the 9th running of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, at Barber Motorsports Park and the first road course race of this season.

The race was first held on April 11, 2010 and was won by Hélio Castroneves driving for Team Penske, in a Dallara IR05-Honda. Prior to that, Barber Motorsports Park hosted a testing session in October 2007, the success of which led to a full-field, three-day testing session in March 2009. An open date became available in the 2010 season's race calendar and Barber Motorsports Park made a successful bid to hold the race, over Cleveland (Burke Lakefront Airport), Houston, Baltimore, Nashville, Charlotte and Portland.

Barber Motorsports Park is owned by George Barber, an accomplished driver, who raced Porsches in the 1960s and early '70s and a successful businessman. Over the years he amasased a collection of motorcycles and after establishing a non-profit foundation in 1994 opened a museum, desplaying 325 motorcycles from around the world and some vintage cars a year later. In 1998, he sold the family business and donated $54 million to the foundation in order to build a new museum and a road course, on which to run the collection.

By 2002, a 740 acre site in the hills east of Birmingham was chosen. A new museum was built, housing the expanded collection of 1,200 motorcycles, with Up to 600 on display at any one time. It's been certified by Guinness as the largest museum of its type. The road course was designed by South African race track designer Alan Wilson, with three layouts. The main circuit, which is a 16-turn, 2.370-mile (3.70 km) road course, plus the short circuit and club circuit. The venue, opened in 2003 and has hosted Grand-Am, Vintage Racing Series events and AMA Superbike. It serves as the home of the Porsche Sport Driving School and the Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School. One feature that stands out are the series of metal sculptures around the track. The large spider alongside Turns 5/6 has lead to this section of track being nicknamed 'Charlotte's Web'.

Some trivia:
The driver with most wins: 2.
Josef Newdarden, 2015, 2017.
Will Power, 2011, 2012.
Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2013, 2014.
The team with most wins: 5.
Team Penske, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017.

Track layout:


Length: 2.3 Miles (3.7 Km)
Turns: 15

Lap record: Sebastien Bourdais, 23 April 2016. 1:06.60, 124.324 mph (200.080 Km/h), KVSH Racing, Dallara DW12-Chevrolet Indy V6. Verizon IndyCar Series.

Last year's race:
Power took pole and lead from the start, followed by Castroneves, while Dixon was able to pass Pagenaud for third place. Hunter-Reay and Hinchcliffe made contact coming out of Turn 3, causing a piece of Hunter-Reay's front wing to break off, which hit and broke Jones' front wing, with the debris bringout the first caution. Both Hunter-Reay and Jones pitted for repairs.

The race resumed on lap 6, with the front runners remaining unchanged. However, a few laps after the restart, Newgarden was able to pass Pagenaud for fourth, while Hinchcliffe moved up to fifth after Pagenaud lost momentum as he was forced wide by Newgarden.

The first round of green flag pit stops followed, during which Newgarden was able to move up to second thanks to quick pit work from his team and due to the slow pace of Castroneves and Dixon, who had gone the farthest on their first stint. Dixon was also able to get around Castroneves during this sequence, allowing him to maintain his third position. Further down the field, Alexander Rossi, despite a qualifying badly, managed to move into the top ten.

The second round of green flag pit stops came after lap 40. Prior to their stops, Dixon was able to get around Newgarden for second place. However, a slow pit stop meant that Dixon emerged behind Newgarden. Castroneves also fell back, as both Pagenaud and Hinchcliffe made quicker stops. Once this round of stops was over, Newgarden began to close on Power, reducing the gap to roughly 1 second before Power responded by pulling out a gap of nearly 2 seconds by lap 60.

On lap 62, just before the final round of stops, the second caution of the race came when Pigot, who had been running eighth, spun coming out of Turn 5 and stalled just off the track. Nearly the entire field pitted during the caution perod, with Power emerging first, while Dixon managed to leapfrog Newgarden. However, Kimball was now leading, as he had decided to stay out during the caution but he still had to make his stop.

Racing resumed with 22 laps to go, with Kimball and Power still first and second but Newgarden was able to get past Dixon in less than one lap. On lap 75, Kimball pitted, handing the lead back to Power. However, Power developed a puncture in the left rear tyre, forcing him to pit and dropping him well down the order. Newgarden inherited the lead and despite pressure from Dixon, took his fourth career victory. Pagenaud finished third, Castroneves fourth and Rossi a respectable fifth. Power was only able to recover to 14th having dominated the race.

This was Newgarden's first win driving for Team Penske and his first since Iowa the previous year. It was also his second win at Barber in three years. For Dixon, it was his seventh podium finish at the track without a victory. Bourdais managed an eighth place finish, allowing him to maintain his points lead. For the third consecutive year, no cars retired from the event.

Pole:
Will Power. 1:06.96, 123.653 Mph (199.000 Km/h).
Team Penske.
Dallara DW12-Chevrolet Indy V6

Winner:
Josef Newgarden,
Team Penske,
Dallara DW12-Chevrolet Indy V6.

Laps: 90
Distance: 214.2 Miles (344.721 Km)
Race Time: 1:54:09
Average Speed: 108.809 Mph (175.111 km/h)

Caution periods: 2
laps: 7

Race Broadcast:
NBCSN. April 22, 3:00pm ET.
bjohnsonsmith is offline  
__________________
"If you're not winning you're not trying."
Colin Chapman.
Quote
Old 20 Apr 2018, 15:23 (Ref:3816666)   #2
Last2LiftOff
Veteran
 
Last2LiftOff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Canada
Six Jolly Fellowship Porters
Posts: 2,144
Last2LiftOff should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridLast2LiftOff should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridLast2LiftOff should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Nice intro. BJ, thanks for that.
Last2LiftOff is offline  
__________________
Give me a drink don't be talking so much you're a pain in the butt - Mick
Quote
Old 20 Apr 2018, 15:30 (Ref:3816669)   #3
bjohnsonsmith
Race Official
Veteran
 
bjohnsonsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
United States
London, England
Posts: 16,567
bjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Quote:
Originally Posted by Last2LiftOff View Post
Nice intro. BJ, thanks for that.
Cheers.
bjohnsonsmith is offline  
__________________
"If you're not winning you're not trying."
Colin Chapman.
Quote
Old 21 Apr 2018, 17:46 (Ref:3816814)   #4
Last2LiftOff
Veteran
 
Last2LiftOff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Canada
Six Jolly Fellowship Porters
Posts: 2,144
Last2LiftOff should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridLast2LiftOff should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridLast2LiftOff should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Live Qualifications - Apr 21, 4:00PM ET
Last2LiftOff is offline  
__________________
Give me a drink don't be talking so much you're a pain in the butt - Mick
Quote
Old 21 Apr 2018, 21:29 (Ref:3816837)   #5
nezy37
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
United States
wisconsin
Posts: 26
nezy37 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Newgarden on pole, power close behind. Really enjoy barber, it's the Augusta of racing circuits, the grounds are immaculate and the racing has been great despite the rolling and tight circuit. Looks like a blast to drive.

Hopefully there isn't so much rain they can't get the race in. If they are able to go everyone will be in the wet for the first time in this new car. I have a feeling patience could bring someone forward from deep in the field due to attrition and a short pit under catching yellows right
nezy37 is offline  
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 14:47 (Ref:3816904)   #6
fieldodreams79
Veteran
 
fieldodreams79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
United States
The Dirty South
Posts: 8,957
fieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famefieldodreams79 will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Yeah gonna be a wet one today in B-Ham. Should be fun up until it's not....heavy, HEAVY forecasted for most of the afternoon - system in Ole Miss should be moving in a little before green flag. Will be interesting to see how it all works out.
fieldodreams79 is online now  
__________________
"Knowing that it's in you and you never let it out
Is worse than blowing any engine or any wreck you'll ever have."
-Mike Cooley
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 17:01 (Ref:3816907)   #7
BudLightJaguar
Veteran
 
BudLightJaguar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Finland
Espoo
Posts: 698
BudLightJaguar should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridBudLightJaguar should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Looks like there will be a thunderstorm in metro Birmingham around 5 PM. Better not mess up too long with all the pre-race yadda-yadda
BudLightJaguar is offline  
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 17:26 (Ref:3816909)   #8
broadrun96
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
United States
Posts: 4,052
broadrun96 is going for a new world record!broadrun96 is going for a new world record!broadrun96 is going for a new world record!broadrun96 is going for a new world record!broadrun96 is going for a new world record!broadrun96 is going for a new world record!broadrun96 is going for a new world record!
They've bumped the green up 30 min (307 EDT/807 UK I believe), think that's as far forward as NBC will let them move. There will be lots of Barber fines issued to teams this afternoon for tearing up the grass I think. Looks like the race will be soaking wet if it's even a race.

Upset the race is finally not Mitty weekend and I could hit both, but between the rain and Mitty prep travelling south to finally see Indy cars in person just wasn't in the cards this year.
broadrun96 is online now  
__________________
It was fun while it lasted, have enjoyed the people I've met but the measuring contests and arguments over who's more insider and who's smarter has just made it not worth the effort any longer. It should be fun, not work and it's just work to find actual information.
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 17:26 (Ref:3816910)   #9
bjohnsonsmith
Race Official
Veteran
 
bjohnsonsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
United States
London, England
Posts: 16,567
bjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Qualifying:

1 Josef Newgarden, Team Penske. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m07.4413s -
2 Will Power, Team Penske. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m07.4541s. 0.0128s
3 Sebastien Bourdais, Dale Coyne Racing. Dallara/Honda. 1m07.5337s. 0.0924s
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport. Dallara/Honda. 1m07.7807s. 0.3394s
5 James Hinchcliffe, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Dallara/Honda. 1m07.9472s. 0.5059s
6 Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing. Dallara/Honda. 1m08.0303s. 0.5890s
7 Marco Andretti, Andretti Herta. Dallara/Honda. 1m07.6027s. 0.1614s
8 Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport. Dallara/Honda. 1m07.7488s. 0.3075s
9 Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m07.8409s. 0.3996s
10 Robert Wickens, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Dallara/Honda. 1m07.8455s. 0.4042s
11 Zach Veach, Andretti Autosport. Dallara/Honda. 1m07.9894s. 0.5481s
12 Ed Jones, Chip Ganassi Racing. Dallara/Honda. 1m08.4386s. 0.9973s
13 Max Chilton, Carlin. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m08.0235s. 0.5822s
14 Charlie Kimball, Carlin. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m08.5494s. 1.1081s
15 Grahm Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan. Dallara/Honda. 1m08.1038s. 0.6625s
16 Zachary Claman, Dale Coyne Racing. Dallara/Honda. 1m08.5531s. 1.1118s
17 Spencer Pigot, Ed Carpenter Racing. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m08.1184s. 0.6771s
18 Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan. Dallara/Honda. 1m08.5676s. 1.1263s
19 Jordan King, Ed Carpenter Racing. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m08.3997s. 0.9584s
20 Gabby Chaves, Harding Racing. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m08.9763s. 1.5350s
21 Matheus Leist, AJ Foyt Enterprises. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m08.5516s. 1.1103s
22 Rene Binder, Juncos Racing. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m09.5404s. 2.0991s
23 Tony Kanaan, AJ Foyt Enterprises. Dallara/Chevrolet. 1m11.2015s. 3.7602s
bjohnsonsmith is offline  
__________________
"If you're not winning you're not trying."
Colin Chapman.
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 18:15 (Ref:3816911)   #10
bjohnsonsmith
Race Official
Veteran
 
bjohnsonsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
United States
London, England
Posts: 16,567
bjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Quote:
Originally Posted by broadrun96 View Post
They've bumped the green up 30 min (307 EDT/807 UK I believe), think that's as far forward as NBC will let them move. There will be lots of Barber fines issued to teams this afternoon for tearing up the grass I think. Looks like the race will be soaking wet if it's even a race.

Upset the race is finally not Mitty weekend and I could hit both, but between the rain and Mitty prep travelling south to finally see Indy cars in person just wasn't in the cards this year.
The command for drivers to start their engines has been moved to 3:01 p.m. ET (2:01 p.m. local time, 8:01 p.m in the UK), with the green flag expected to wave at 3:08 p.m. ET.

The race is scheduled for 90 laps or two hours and NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network will still provide complete race coverage beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET.

https://www.indycar.com/News/2018/04...chedule-change
bjohnsonsmith is offline  
__________________
"If you're not winning you're not trying."
Colin Chapman.
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 19:05 (Ref:3816915)   #11
bjohnsonsmith
Race Official
Veteran
 
bjohnsonsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
United States
London, England
Posts: 16,567
bjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
It will be a single file start.
bjohnsonsmith is offline  
__________________
"If you're not winning you're not trying."
Colin Chapman.
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 19:25 (Ref:3816919)   #12
bjohnsonsmith
Race Official
Veteran
 
bjohnsonsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
United States
London, England
Posts: 16,567
bjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
First FCY, as Kimball stalls on the track after initially going off and damaging his front wing.
bjohnsonsmith is offline  
__________________
"If you're not winning you're not trying."
Colin Chapman.
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 19:30 (Ref:3816920)   #13
nezy37
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
United States
wisconsin
Posts: 26
nezy37 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
This has been cleaner than I thought it would be. Everyone is being pretty conservative
nezy37 is offline  
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 19:37 (Ref:3816922)   #14
bjohnsonsmith
Race Official
Veteran
 
bjohnsonsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
United States
London, England
Posts: 16,567
bjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
It looks like Power lost it on the restart and hit the wall, damaging his front suspension. That's his race over and another FCY.

Edit: the race has been red flagged.
bjohnsonsmith is offline  
__________________
"If you're not winning you're not trying."
Colin Chapman.
Quote
Old 22 Apr 2018, 19:39 (Ref:3816923)   #15
peebee2
Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,125
peebee2 should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridpeebee2 should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridpeebee2 should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Kimball is such a cock. Fairly obvious bet he could be the first to drop it. But blames someone who never got within 5 feet of him.
peebee2 is offline  
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Round 3: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, April 21-23. bjohnsonsmith Indycar Series 40 3 May 2017 23:18
Round 4: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, 22nd-24th April. bjohnsonsmith Indycar Series 41 1 May 2016 11:48
Round 4: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama bjohnsonsmith Indycar Series 58 2 May 2015 15:56
Round 3: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, 25 - 27 April, 2014 bjohnsonsmith Indycar Series 40 30 Apr 2014 11:02
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama DanicaFan Indycar Series 42 16 Apr 2011 16:06


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.