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After Pocono
Driver Standings

1 Will Power 446
2 Helio Castroneves 446
3 Simon Pagenaud 402
4 Juan Pablo Montoya 391
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay 388
6 Carlos Munoz (R) 340
7 Marco Andretti 325
8 Scott Dixon 297
9 Ryan Briscoe 285
10 Sebastien Bourdais 271
11 Tony Kanaan 267
12 James Hinchcliffe 266
13 Mikhail Aleshin 263
14 Justin Wilson 253
15 Charlie Kimball 239
16 Jack Hawksworth 227
17 Carlos Huertas (R) 224
18 Josef Newgarden 220
19 Graham Rahal 202
20 Sebastian Saavedra 196
21 Takuma Sato 189
22 Mike Conway 152
23 Ed Carpenter 138
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 JR Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 James Davison (R) 34
29 Jacques Villeneuve 29
30 Alex Tagliani 28
31 Luca Filippi 24
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 340
2 Mikhail Aleshin 263
3 Jack Hawksworth 217
4 Carlos Huertas 204
5 Kurt Busch 80
6 Sage Karam 57
7 James Davison 34
8 Martin Plowman 18

Wins
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
T1 Will Power 2
T1 Simon Pagenaud 2
T4 Mike Conway 1
T4 Helio Castroneves 1
T4 Carlos Huertas 1
T4 Ed Carpenter 1
T4 Juan Pablo Montoya 1

Podium Finishes
T1 Will Power 5
T1 Helio Castroneves 5
2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 4
T3 Carlos Munoz 3
T3 Juan Pablo Montoya 3
T6 Marco Andretti 2
T6 Simon Pagenaud 2
T8 Mike Conway 1
T8 Carlos Huertas 1
T8 Scott Dixon 1
T8 Tony Kanaan 1
T8 Graham Rahal 1
T8 Charlie Kimball 1
T8 Ed Carpenter 1
T8 Jack Hawksworth 1
T8 Mikhail Aleshin 1

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 348
2 Helio Castroneves 174
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 165
4 Ed Carpenter 116
5 Tony Kanaan 79
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 74
7 Takuma Sato 67
8 James Hinchcliffe 56
9 Simon Pagenaud 53
10 Jack Hawksworth 32
11 Scott Dixon 27
12 Marco Andretti 22
13 Justin Wilson 20
14 Sebastian Saavedra 14
15 Graham Rahal 10
16 Mike Conway 8
17 Josef Newgarden 8
T18 Oriol Servia 7
T18 Carlos Huertas 7
19 Ryan Briscoe 5
20 Mikhail Aleshin 4
21 Alex Tagliani 3
22 Sebastien Bourdais 2

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 12 Team Penske 446
2 3 Team Penske 446
3 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 402
4 2 Team Penske 391
5 28 Andretti Autosport 388
6 34 Andretti Autosport/HVM 340
7 25 Andretti Autosport 325
8 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 297
9 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 290
10 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 285
11 11 KVSH Racing 271
12 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 267
13 27 Andretti Autosport 266
14 7 SMP Racing 263
15 19 Dale Coyne Racing 253
16 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 239
17 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 227
18 18 Dale Coyne Racing 224
19 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 220
20 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 202
21 17 KV/AFS Racing 196
22 14 A.J. Foyt Racing 189
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 112
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 5.81
2 Kurt Busch 6.00
3 Will Power 6.09
4 Simon Pagenaud 6.72
5 Sage Karam 9.00
6 J.R. Hildebrand 10.00
T7 Scott Dixon 10.18
T7 Carlos Munoz 10.18
9 Juan Pablo Montoya 10.45
10 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.72
11 Ryan Briscoe 11.75
12 Marco Andretti 12.125
13 Carlos Munoz 12.375
T14 Oriol Servia 12.5
T14 Justin Wilson 12.5
16 Alex Tagliani 13.0
17 Sebastien Bourdais 13.25
18 Charlie Kimball 13.625
19 Mike Conway 13.66
T20 Jacques Villeneuve 14.0
T20 Ed Carpenter 14.0
22 Carlos Huertas 14.25
23 Mikhail Aleshin 14.875
24 James Hinchcliffe 15.125
T25 Takuma Sato 15.5
T25 Jack Hawksworth 15.5
27 Sebastian Saavedra 15.75
28 James Davison 16.00
29 Josef Newgarden 16.375
30 Graham Rahal 16.625
31 Martin Plowman 20.5
32 Franck Montagny 22.0
33 Pippa Mann 24.0
34 Townsend Bell 25.0
35 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

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 4
T2 Scott Dixon 3
T2 Will Power 3
T2 James Hinchcliffe 3
T2 Helio Castroneves 3
T2 Jack Hawksworth 3
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Josef Newgarden 2
T9 Takuma Sato 1
T9 Marco Andretti 1
T9 Sebastien Bourdais 1
T9 Tony Kanaan 1
T9 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T9 Mike Conway 1
T9 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T9 Ryan Briscoe 1
The real story behind the Honda Turbo controversy

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Much ado has been made about Honda being told to remove the turbochargers from their cars here in Long Beach and revert to the turbocharger they used in the first two IndyCar races of 2012 in Florida and Alabama.

There had been reports that the Honda drivers were suffering from more turbo lag than the Chevy and Lotus powered drivers.  So I decided to get to the bottom of this story.

I spoke to a Honda representative who explained the entire situation to AutoRacing1.com.  As it turns out, it is not a turbo lag issue at all. Roger Griffiths, HPD Technical Director, said, "I do not know where that story came from, but it is not accurate.

"When all of us started down this road with IndyCar to design and develop these new engines we all did so with the understanding that no matter which 'spec' Borg Warner turbocharger option we chose (single vs. dual) no one would be at a disadvantage power wise, either turbo would be capable of producing the same amount of power

"And to their credit, Borg Warner came up with the two options that were pretty darn close to being equal, but they're not equal.  We pointed out to IndyCar and to Borg Warner that the data showed, Borg Warner's data, that the dual turbocharger option produced slightly more power.  And IndyCar and Borg Warner admitted there was a difference.

"And it was our understanding with IndyCar and BorgWarner that at some point the two turbo options would be made equal in performance.  "Whether you picked the single or double turbo option comes down to many criteria including packaging, serviceability, etc, but power was not supposed to figure in the decision and everyone understood that.

"Long Beach was the first race where BorgWarner was able to provide all the Honda teams (Chevy and Lotus chose the dual turbo layout) with the revised single turbo that was closer to the dual turbo layout with regard to power.  It was no secret; IndyCar knew we were coming here with the revised turbo to equalize the performance.

"However, one of the other manufacturers objected to Borg Warner introducing a new turbocharger now and IndyCar asked the Honda teams to remove the new turbo and revert back to the original one. Honda immediately complied with that request.

"IndyCar is further evaluating the situation.  It all comes down to a difference of opinion on the intent of the rules.  The data is clear cut, but the interpretation of the rules philosophy is at issue here.

"The argument is that the turbocharger layout was homologated for two years and that we all knew the advantages and disadvantages of the different turbo options.  You pick your poison and live with it.  However the turbocharger itself is a ‘spec’ part rather than a ‘homologated’ part and as such providing the sanctioning body gives its blessing then the supplier can change it as necessary and provide it to those using it. We don't disagree with that philosophy but the power difference was pointed out early on and it was our understanding, along with IndyCar and BorgWarner, that there was to be no difference in power.  There were differences on many levels of the two choices, but power was not to be one of them.

"Honda is not blaming anyone and Honda is very respectful of what IndyCar is trying to do to keep costs down and avoid an engine war that would run cost up.  All that we are asking for is an equalization of power as originally agreed."

So what is Chevy's take?

Mark Kent Director Chevrolet Racing told AutoRacing1.com, "It was recently brought to the attention of both Chevrolet and Lotus that Honda intended to compete this weekend at Long Beach with turbochargers that were different than those in place on the engine homologation date. The date for the engine homologation was prior to the start of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season.  Speaking for Chevrolet, we feel this change in turbocharger specification violates the IndyCar rules.  Therefore, we have subsequently communicated our concern to IndyCar."

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