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After Long Beach
Pos. Driver Points

1 Will Power 93
2 Mike Conway 66
3 Simon Pagenaud 60
4 Helio Castroneves 55
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay 54
6 Scott Dixon 51
7 Carlos Munoz 48
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 47
9 Mikhail Aleshin 46
10 Sebastian Saavedra 42
11 Tony Kanaan 40
12 Justin Wilson 38
13 Takuma Sato 36
14 Josef Newgarden 34
15 Ryan Briscoe 33
16 Sebastien Bourdais 33
17 Graham Rahal 33
18 Marco Andretti 32
19 Carlos Huertas 32
20 Oriol Servia 26
21 Jack Hawksworth 24
22 James Hinchcliffe 20
23 Charlie Kimball 17

Wins
T1 Will Power 1
T1 Mike Conway 1

Podium Finishes
1 Will Power 2
T2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1
T2 Helio Castroneves 1
T2 Mike Conway 1
T2 Carlos Munoz 1

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 74
2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 51
3 Takuma Sato 33
4 Scott Dixon 22
5 Mike Conway 4
6 Sebastian Saavedra 3
7 Helio Castroneves 2
8 Josef Newgarden 1


Prize Money
1 Will Power $50,000
T2 Mike Conway $30,000
T2 Ryan Hunter-Reay $30,000
4 Simon Pagenaud $18,000
5 Takuma Sato $17,000
T6 Helio Castroneves $15,000
T6 Carlos Munoz $15,000
T8 Juan Pablo Montoya $10,000
T8 Scott Dixon $10,000
T10 Mikhail Aleshin $8,000
T10 Tony Kanaan $8,000
12 Oriol Servia $7,000
T13 Justin Wilson $5,000
T13 Marco Andretti $5,000
T15 Sebastian Saavedra $4,000
T15 Josef Newgarden $4,000
T17 Ryan Briscoe $2,000
T17 Carlos Huertas $2,000

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 12 Team Penske 93
2 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 66
3 77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 60
4 3 Team Penske 55
5 28 Andretti Autosport 54
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 51
7 34 Andretti Autosport – HVM Racing 48
8 2 Team Penske 47
9 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 46
10 17 KV AFS Racing 42
11 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 40
12 19 Dale Coyne Racing 38
13 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises 36
14 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 34
15 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 33
16 11 KVSH Racing 33
17 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 33
18 25 Andretti Autosport 32
19 18 Dale Coyne Racing 32
20 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 26
21 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 24
22 27 Andretti Autosport 20
23 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 17

Finishing Average
1 Will Power 1.5
2 Simon Pagenaud 5
T3 Helio Castroneves 7
T3 Oriol Servia 7
5 Scott Dixon 8
6 Mike Conway 8.5
7 Mikhail Aleshin 9
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 9.5
T9 Sebastian Saavedra 10
T9 Carlos Munoz 10
11 Ryan Hunter-Reay 11
T12 Tony Kanaan 12
T12 Justin Wilson 12
T14 Ryan Briscoe 13.5
T14 Sebastien Bourdais 13.5
T14 Graham Rahal 13.5
T17 Josef Newgarden 14
T17 Carlos Huertas 14
19 Takuma Sato 14.5
20 Marco Andretti 15
21 Jack Hawksworth 18
22 James Hinchcliffe 20
23 Charlie Kimball 21.5

Pole Positions
T1 Takuma Sato 1
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
T2 Scott Dixon 1
T2 Tony Kanaan 1
T2 Sebastien Bourdais 1
T2 Will Power 1
T2 Takuma Sato 1
T2 Marco Andretti 1
T2 James Hinchcliffe 1
T2 Josef Newgarden 1
T2 Simon Pagenaud 1
T2 Jack Hawksworth 1

Qualifying Average
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
2 Scott Dixon 6
3 Jack Hawksworth 6.5
4 Marco Andretti 7
5 Tony Kanaan 7.5
T6 Takuma Sato 8
T6 Sebastien Bourdais 8
T8 Will Power 9
T8 Carlos Munoz 9
10 Helio Castroneves 9.5
11 Simon Pagenaud 10
12 James Hinchcliffe 10.5
13 Oriol Servia 12
T14 Josef Newgarden 13
T14 Justin Wilson 13
16 Ryan Briscoe 13.5
17 Mike Conway 14.5
18 Sebastian Saavedra 16.5
19 Juan Pablo Montoya 17
20 Mikhail Aleshin 17.5
21 Carlos Huertas 19
22 Charlie Kimball 19.5
23 Graham Rahal 22
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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