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2014 Standings
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
Interest in next generation IndyCar engine

IRL needs to keep momentum going
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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Manufacturers’ Summit the First Step in Determining Future Engine Rules

Honda has dominated Indy Car racing since 2004, when it powered 14 of 16 race winners, swept the Indianapolis 500 and claimed the first three spots in the drivers’ championship. It only got worse for the competition and, by 2006, there was no engine manufacturer left to try and challenge the Big H.

So, Honda has been the lone engine competing in the Indy Racing League for the past three seasons, but that’s not what Honda Performance Development is all about. It thrives on competition and, judging from the recent engine manufacturers’ summit at Indianapolis, somebody might join HPD by 2011.

In a roundtable hosted by IndyCar officials, big hitters like Audi, BMW, Fiat, Volkswagen, Mazda and Chevrolet came to Indy to explore the possibility of joining the IndyCar Series.

Engine builders Cosworth, John Judd, Ilmor, Speedway Engines and AER were also in attendance.

"We want to build open-wheel racing back up and we believe that bringing other manufacturers into the IRL is necessary to strengthen it" said Erik Berkman, president of HPD, who led the Honda contingent attending the event.

"We’re competitive, yes, but on the other hand, we want to use our competitive desire to build the series. We welcome competition. We want competition. It’s what drives us."

There were manufacturers from Formula One and sports cars and a few familiar faces from open-wheel racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on June 24.

And the numbers were equaled by the clout.

"It was a very positive meeting, and we were happy with the quality and quantity" said Brian Barnhart, who co-hosted the summit along with IRL Commercial Division president Terry Angstadt.

"We were very well represented, with a dozen engine manufacturers and race-shop engine builders in the room. It was a very positive meeting from all aspects. It probably exceeded our expectations."

The F1 contingent was led by Fiat, which owns Ferrari, Alfa-Romeo and Maserati, and BMW, recent winners of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Fiat’s interest is believed to be in bringing its new Alfa-Romeo sports car to the United States, where Alfas haven’t been sold for many years. BMW, of course, has an active passenger-car market in America.

Audi, fresh off its third consecutive victory at Le Mans, currently competes in the American Le Mans Series with its powerful turbo diesel.

The IRL has been a normally-aspirated series since 1997 but prior to that, every Indy 500 winner since 1968 had been powered by a turbocharged engine, which also dominated USAC in the 1970s and CART for three decades.

Barnhart didn’t rule out going back to turbos.

"The best positives associated with it are twofold" he said. "One being that, with the diversity of the schedule that we run, it [the turbocharged engine] is a great power control and helps us adjust power levels. If we need a little more power on the street and road courses, we can certainly adjust the boost up. If we need less power, we can turn it down and control the boost level from that standpoint.

"Also, you can’t underestimate the second positive, which is simply its sound. It’s the natural muffler. With more road and street courses, city streets, and venues of those types on the schedule, it’s nice to turn our adjustables down a little bit, and it’s got a great sound to it."

Honda dominated CART from 1996-2001 in the turbo era and, as Berkman adds: "I think you’ll be seeing turbos in production cars very soon."

Mazda, co-owned by Ford, has long been a regular competitor in lower level sports car racing in this country and supplies the engines used in the Formula Atlantic series.

Volkswagen, a staunch supporter of Super Vees in the early 1970s, has no active motorsports program at this time.

Ilmor, which scored a dominating win in the 1994 Indy 500 with Roger Penske, helped Honda enter the IRL in 2003 and is still involved in engine rebuilds today.

Cosworth, with a storied history in major open-wheel racing, is pretty much in limbo since Champ Car closed its doors last winter.

AER is an English company that builds sports-car engines for the likes of Rob Dyson, among others, while Judd had powerplants in CART during the ’80s and ’90s, in addition to competing in other forms of motorsport.

The IRL will change engine and car specs for 2011, and Barnhart admitted that the reality of a united series had a lot to do with the interest level.

"I honestly think the participation level was higher than anyone could have imagined or I would have anticipated" he said. "And I would say it was clearly higher than it would have been had it not been for unification. It was so clear that the unification and positive direction of open-wheel racing is what triggered the high level of interest of everybody that was in the room.

"What was most encouraging is that throughout the discussions, there was clearly more agreement than there was disagreement. And a lot of energy for a follow-up meeting, and a lot of common ground."

Toyota and General Motors tucked their tails and ran after Honda spanked them in the IRL, and Ford is on record as saying it prefers not to rejoin IndyCar racing as long as Honda is involved.

Berkman says whatever the IRL wants to do in 2011 is fine with HPD.

"We said we’re willing to rewrite the rules if anybody thinks we’ve got an unfair advantage. We told them to write the rules and tell us what we need to do. We’ll play with one hand tied behind our back if that’s what people want."

The next engine forum should take place by early September. "The encouraging thing is that all of them wanted to come back" noted IRL founder Tony George. "We’ll see how many are serious after that."

Honda is hoping for at least a couple of playmates because, as Berkman points out, "the Racing Spirit is part of the culture at Honda and racing is an analogy for everything we do.

"We want competition and the more the merrier."

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