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After Toronto
Driver Standings

Driver Standings
1 Helio Castroneves 533
2 Will Power 520
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 464
4 Simon Pagenaud 462
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 428
6 Scott Dixon 387
7 Carlos Munoz (R) 384
8 Tony Kanaan 380
9 Marco Andretti 375
10 Sebastien Bourdais 358
11 Ryan Briscoe 344
12 James Hinchcliffe 330
13 Charlie Kimball 317
14 Justin Wilson 311
15 Mikhail Aleshin 298
16 Josef Newgarden 288
17 Jack Hawksworth (R) 287
18 Graham Rahal 266
19 Carlos Huertas (R) 265
20 Takuma Sato 234
21 Sebastian Saavedra 229
22 Mike Conway 218
23 Ed Carpenter 168
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 JR Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 Luca Filippi 46
29 James Davison (R) 34
30 Jacques Villeneuve 29
31 Alex Tagliani 28
32 Townsend Bell 22
33 Pippa Mann 21
34 Martin Plowman (R) 18
35 Buddy Lazier 11
36 Franck Montagny 8

Rookie of the Year
1 Carlos Munoz 384
2 Mikhail Aleshin 298
3 Jack Hawksworth 287
4 Carlos Huertas 265
5 Kurt Busch 80
6 Sage Karam 57
7 James Davison 34
8 Martin Plowman 18

Wins
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 3
T2 Will Power 2
T2 Simon Pagenaud 2
T2 Mike Conway 2
T5 Helio Castroneves 1
T5 Carlos Huertas 1
T5 Ed Carpenter 1
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T5 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Podium Finishes
T1 Will Power 6
T1 Helio Castroneves 6
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
4 Tony Kanaan 4
T5 Carlos Munoz 3
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 3
T7 Marco Andretti 2
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Mike Conway 2
T10 Carlos Huertas 1
T10 Scott Dixon 1
T10 Josef Newgarden 1
T10 Graham Rahal 1
T10 Charlie Kimball 1
T10 Ed Carpenter 1
T10 Jack Hawksworth 1
T10 Mikhail Aleshin 1
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 1
Manufacturer Standings:
1 Chevrolet 2056
2 Honda 1042

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 353
2 Tony Kanaan 326
3 Helio Castroneves 241
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 167
5 Ed Carpenter 116
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 74
7 Takuma Sato 67
8 Sebastien Bourdais 60
9 Simon Pagenaud 59
10 James Hinchcliffe 56
11 Scott Dixon 44
12 Jack Hawksworth 32
13 Justin Wilson 25
14 Marco Andretti 22
T15 Mike Conway 15
T15 Josef Newgarden 15
17 Sebastian Saavedra 14
18 Graham Rahal 10
T19 Oriol Servia 7
T19 Carlos Huertas 7
21 Ryan Briscoe 5
22 Mikhail Aleshin 4
23 Alex Tagliani 3

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 3 Team Penske 533
2 12 Team Penske 520
3 28 Andretti Autosport 464
4 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 462
5 2 Penske Motorsports 428
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 387
7 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 386
8 34 Andretti Autosport/HVM 384
9 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 380
10 25 Andretti Autosport 375
11 11 KVSH Racing 358
12 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 344
13 27 Andretti Autosport 330
14 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 317
15 19 Dale Coyne Racing 311
16 7 Schmidt PetersonMotorsports 298
17 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 288
18 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 287
19 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 266
20 18 Dale Coyne Racing 265
21 14 A.J. Foyt Racing 234
22 17 KV/AFS Racing 229
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 134
24 26 Andretti Autosport 88
25 21 Ed Carpenter Racing 66
26 22 Dreyer and Reinbold 57
27 33 KV Racing Technology 34
28 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 29
29 68 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 28
30 6 KV Racing Technology 22
31 63 Dale Coyne Racing 21
32 41 A.J. Foyt Racing 18
33 91 Lazier Partners Racing 11

Finishing Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.38
T2 Kurt Busch 6.00
T2 Will Power 6.00
4 Simon Pagenaud 6.92
5 Sage Karam 9.00
6 Scott Dixon 9.61
7 J.R. Hildebrand 10.00
8 Tony Kanaan 10.23
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.38
T10 Juan Pablo Montoya 11.15
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 11.15
12 Ryan Briscoe 11.38
13 Justin Wilson 11.92
14 Carlos Munoz 12.00
15 James Hinchcliffe 12.46
16 Oriol Servia 12.5
17 Marco Andretti 12.69
18 Ed Carpenter 12.75
19 Alex Tagliani 13.0
20 Charlie Kimball 13.23
21 Takuma Sato 13.46
22 Mikhail Aleshin 13.61
23 Jacques Villeneuve 14.0
24 Mike Conway 14.66
25 Graham Rahal 15.0
26 James Davison 16.0
27 Carlos Huertas 16.07
28 Josef Newgarden 16.92
29 Sebastian Saavedra 17.0
30 Jack Hawksworth 17.16
31 Luca Filippi 18.50
32 Martin Plowman 20.5
33 Franck Montagny 22.0
34 Pippa Mann 24.0
35 Townsend Bell 25.0
36 Buddy Lazier 32.0


Pole Positions
T1 Takuma Sato 2
T1 Will Power 2
T1 Helio Castroneves 2
T4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1
T4 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T4 Ed Carpenter 1
T4 Simon Pagenaud 1
T4 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T4 Scott Dixon 1
T4 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
T2 Helio Castroneves 4
T2 Will Power 4
T3 James Hinchcliffe 3
T3 Scott Dixon 3
T3 Jack Hawksworth 3
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Josef Newgarden 2
T7 Tony Kanaan 2
T7 Sebastien Bourdais 2
T11 Takuma Sato 1
T11 Marco Andretti 1
T11 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T11 Mike Conway 1
T11 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T11 Ryan Briscoe 1
T11 Luca Filippi 1

Qualifying Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.53
2 James Hinchcliffe 6.90
3 Ed Carpenter 7.00
4 Luca Filippi 7.66
5 Simon Pagenaud 7.69
6 Will Power 7.76
7 Scott Dixon 8.84
8 J.R. Hildebrand 9.00
9 Sebastien Bourdais 9.76
10 Carlos Munoz 10.3
11 Tony Kanaan 10.53
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.61
13 Juan Pablo Montoya 10.84
14 Takuma Sato 11.69
15 Kurt Busch 12.0
16 Marco Andretti 12.61
T17 Josef Newgarden 12.92
T17 Ryan Briscoe 12.92
19 Justin Wilson 13.0
20 Jack Hawksworth 14.5
21 Mike Conway 14.66
22 Mikhail Aleshin 14.84
23 Graham Rahal 15.38
24 Sebastian Saavedra 16.53
25 Charlie Kimball 17.15
26 Carlos Huertas 17.84
27 Franck Montagny 21.0
28 Pippa Mann 22.0
29 Alex Tagliani 24.0
30 Martin Plowman 24.5
31 Townsend Bell 25.0
32 Jacques Villeneuve 27.0
33 James Davison 28.0
34 Sage Karam 31.0
35 Buddy Lazier 33.0
Power to Weight and Open Engine Rules

The Delta Wing Concept: Part 7 of 7 by Scott Morris
Monday, March 22, 2010

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Firestone and automotive manufacturers have voiced support for the Delta Wing concept because it is relevant to their products.
Our series on the Delta Wing has been a seven-part series intended to inform our readers of the depth of this design. We simply think that people need to take a close look at this concept to fairly judge it. Not that we delve into general politics, but much like the healthcare issue that was fraught with lack of information and all kinds of non-factual statements, we think the Delta Wing concept has not been fairly evaluated or understood by the public. So, in an effort to even the playing field among all of the concepts, we wanted to simply put the various features of this concept into play.

This final installment talks about the final feature of the concept that we chose to highlight, and then we will get into a summary of the concept, and tell you what we think. Beyond that you can decide for yourself, and it appears that the fans will have some input here, which is a great way of doing business when your livelihood ultimately depends on those fans.

This segment is about power to weight ratio and power plant options. These are very key points, and refute the notion that this would be a spec chassis concept.

Contrary to all the other chassis proposals, this concept is not a spec chassis concept. It is more like an open-source software approach. The chassis will be a base starting point from which development may occur. After a certain period of time, those development designs would be posted and would be available to everyone through a website that is available to anyone.

Engines will not be spec either. Since the chassis does not have a stressed-member mount of the power plant, virtually any sort of engine might be dropped in there.

The power to weight issue is especially significant here, since that will be the primary governing point for approval of various power plants. Maintaining a similar power to weight ratio will be the means by which parity is maintained. This has been well demonstrated in various other series, mainly in the touring and sports car racing world.

The power to weight feature is also key in keeping the types of engines more relevant to manufacturers that might want to go IndyCar racing, not only as a marketing vehicle, but also as a development platform. This is something that many racing series have lost entirely, and to the behest of the manufacturers. IndyCar racing was founded on this...even the rear view mirror in your car today first showed up in an IndyCar.

With an applied power to weight ratio, the manufacturers will be able to install engines that are much closer to that which they install in the cars that people buy every day.

Additionally, this opens up the formula to all kinds of various engine options, such as rotary engines, hybrid and electric power plants, as well as engines that run an all kinds of various fuels. That most certainly makes IndyCar racing relevant again.

Finally, turning a lap as fast as the current generation of IndyCars with half the horsepower certainly vaults IndyCar racing into the relevancy of today's eco-conscious world as well, showing that you can have performance and be green at the same time.

It really is a fairly simple, yet very important element of this concept.

Getting into a summary of what we have covered, there are many elements of the Delta Wing design that make it more than just a chassis proposal. It is a revolution in the sport.

The weight distribution and rearward down force bias make for a car that will add a real driver element to the racing, and create very close racing that will be exciting for the fans.

The cost will be considerably lower due to design elements of the base chassis, including an active differential that will have major impact on tire manufacture and supply.

Manufacturer interest will be much higher as a result of increased relevancy of the formula to real world cars.

With lower costs, a non-spec formula, opportunity for development and different power plants, better closer racing, and higher safety...how could we not endorse this concept? Aren't those all things we want and need in IndyCar racing?

Look at all the criticism in F1 today because the races are rather processional.  Might the Delta Wing concept work for F1 too?

If there is another way to achieve more exciting racing that is more relevant to the automotive industry and more eco-friendly, with as much a certainty as the Delta Wing group has about their concept, we would like to see it.

Some have been politely critical of our focus on the Delta Wing. We can assure you that we are not shills for anyone's agenda. We  have focused on this because it is revolutionary in every sense, where the other concepts are surely all great cars from excellent manufacturers, but all spec proposals and with mild evolutions of the current generation of open wheel racing cars.

It is a radical design that makes sense, once you take the time to understand it. We have to wonder if fans will have that kind of open mind and patience. So far, in our non-scientific survey, opinion seems mixed.

One thing can be said for sure; IndyCar racing needs a change. Maybe this is it...maybe it is too much at once. You fans will have a chance to voice your input, and we hope we have been able to provide some factual insight into the concept.

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