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Old 14 Jul 2016, 00:29 (Ref:3658747)   #1
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Round 12: Honda Indy Toronto. Exhibition Place, Toronto. July 15-17, 2016

Round 12: Honda Indy Toronto. Exhibition Place, Toronto. July 15-17, 2016.

Originally a CART event, it is the second longest running street race on the calendar after Long Beach. In the spring of 1985, Molson Breweries in-house promotional division, Molstar Sports & Entertainment proposed to run a CART race at Exhibition Place in Toronto, as an alternative to the
Candian F1 Grand Prix, which was sponsored by rival brewers Labatt's. The race was first held the following year on July 20, 1986 and was known as the Molson Indy Toronto and was won by Bobby Rahal, driving a March 86C-Ford Cosworth DFX for Truesports.

With the demise of CART, the race morphed into a Champ Car World Series event, changing its name to the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto and continued until 2007, after which Molson dropped sponsorship of the event. The Steelback Brewery signed a multi-year, multimillion-dollar deal to become the event’s title sponsor, renaming it the Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto and though unification of the Champ Car World Series and the Indy Racing League was announced on February 22, 2008, the race that year was cancelled. It returned in 2009, after Andretti-Green Racing acting as the event organiser and promoter, (later Green-Savoree Promotions) had purchased the assets of the former Grand Prix of Toronto, as well as signing a multi-year agreement with Honda Canada Inc.

Since then the event has remained on the calendar and although the race had been traditionally held in mid-July, there were concerns that last year's event might be cancelled, as it would clash with the Pan-American games also being held in mid-July. However the race was moved to June but unlike the two previous years there was no double header. This year's event is back to it's traditional mid July slot and remains a single race.

Last year's race saw Josef Newgarden, win his second IndyCar race driving for CFH Racing, with Luca Filippi coming 2nd giving CFH Racing their first 1–2 finish.

Some Trivia:
The driver with the most wins: 7, Michael Andretti: 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001.
The team with the most wins: 8, Newman/Haas Racing: 1989, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2004.

The original 1986 track length was changed from 1.784 miles (2.871 km) to 1.755 mile (2.824 km) in 1996, due to construction of The National Trade Centre building, which led to the pit straight being lengthened and last turn being altered. Since last year, major changes have been made to the track. The Pit Lane has been moved to the North side of the track, starting at Turn 9 and extending back onto Princes' Boulevard, past Turn 11. The hospitality suites have also moved to the North side and the Turn 11 grandstands are now on the south side of Pit Lane. However, the paddock remains in its original location, linked by a pedestrian bridge.

1986 original track layout:


1996 - 2015 rack layout:


2016 track layout:

Length: 1.755 mi - 2.824 km
Turns: 11
Lap record: July 17th, 1999. Gil de Ferran, 57.143 seconds, 110.565 mph (177.937 km/h). Walker Racing, Reynard 99i-Honda HRS V8t, CART FedEx Championship Series.

Last year's winner:
Josef Newgarden,
CFH Racing,
Dallara DW12-Chevrolet

Laps: 85
Distance: 149.175 mi (240.073 km)
Race Time: 1:39:00
Average Speed: 90.41 mph (145.500 km/h)

TV Coverage:
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Green flag, 2:30pm EST.
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Old 16 Jul 2016, 06:13 (Ref:3659018)   #2
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D.R.T. should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridD.R.T. should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Drivers seem ok with the circuit changes.

The pits not ideal but all drivers seem to understand that there werent a whole heap of alternatives
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Old 16 Jul 2016, 08:16 (Ref:3659027)   #3
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The last three turns are noticeably different and more narrow, with the last one (turn 11) now ridiculously narrow because of the pit lane exit.
As the race website pointed out some time in the last 2 or 3 weeks, the IndyCar paddock area has moved to the inside of the trade centre to put it on the same side of the track as the reconfigured pit lane.
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http://paddockeye.ie/2016/07/changes...-8-in-toronto/

The Verizon IndyCar Series confirmed on Saturday morning prior to practice for the Honda Indy Toronto that changes have been made to the track at Turn 8. A statement read:

The wall at Turn 8 has been changed to the configuration used in previous years. The inside wall has been placed up on the curbing, giving an additional 6 feet on the inside of the track. In addition, the smooth concrete patches in Turns 1 and 9 were sandblasted in an effort to provide more consistent grip.
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Old 16 Jul 2016, 19:19 (Ref:3659078)   #5
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Qualifying results:

1. Scott Dixon - 0'59.90
2. Helio Castroneves - 0'59.94
3. Simon Pagenaud - 1'00.22
4. Will Power - 1'00.40
5. Sebastien Bourdais - 1'00.42
6. James Hinchcliffe - 1'01.56

7. Conor Daly (R) - 1'00.56
8. Josef Newgarden - 1'00.58
9. Juan Pablo Montoya - 1'00.65
10. Mikhail Aleshin - 1'00.66
11. Luca Filippi - 1'00.77
12. Tony Kanaan - 1'00.85
13. Jack Hawksworth - 1'00.69
14. Max Chilton (R) - 1'00.63
15. Carlos MuŮoz - 1'00.77
16. Graham Rahal - 1'00.70
17. Charlie Kimball - 1'00.90
18. Ryan Hunter-Reay - 1'00.87
19. Alexander Rossi (R) - 1'01.20
20. Takuma Sato - 1'01.40
21. Spencer Pigot (R) - 1'01.33
22. Marco Andretti - 1'01.43
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Old 17 Jul 2016, 09:30 (Ref:3659124)   #6
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D.R.T. should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridD.R.T. should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Not great for Andretti nor Sato
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Trying to watch this is proving nigh on impossible. Completely missed the start and there was an FCY due to something up with Newgarden's car.
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Old 17 Jul 2016, 19:37 (Ref:3659256)   #8
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Another FCY but not too sure what it is for. It saved RH-R from going a lap down.
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Debris in turn 3 and race track coming apart in turn 5.
Something like that.
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Debris in turn 3 and race track coming apart in turn 5.
Something like that.
They just showed it.
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The track itself is 'broken'.
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RHR ignoring blue flags and blocking the leader was not a good look
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I guess they have no idea how to fix that curb.

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That was a bit hairy.
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