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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
IndyCar 2011 or 2012 engine update

A 2nd manufacturer appears likely
Tuesday, February 03, 2009

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Indy Racing League officials confirmed today that five engine manufacturers -- Honda Performance Development, Audi, Fiat Powertrain Technologies, Porsche and Volkswagen -- continue to participate in the IndyCar Series Automotive Manufacturers Roundtables.

The progressive and industry groundbreaking engine specification planning process was introduced in May 2008 to bring about expanded engine manufacturers participation in the IndyCar Series beginning as early as the 2011 season (but probably 2012).

Plans for introducing the new engine specifications, while maintaining the series’ position as a leader in the use of ethanol bio-fuel, remain an ongoing process with unprecedented OEM and race engine designer input. Through this collective process, the IndyCar Series will continue to work with the aforementioned five automotive manufacturers and with six world-renowned specialty race engine design companies -- that are providing ongoing discussion and counsel -- in refining engine specifications that are expected to be finalized within the next several months, including:

  • 4-stroke engines with reciprocating pistons
  • Engine capacity will not exceed 2.0 liters
  • Dual-overhead cam shaft with 4 valves per cylinder
  • Single turbo charger systems will be permitted
  • Direct injection systems will be permitted
  • Continue the league’s leadership position with the use of alternative fuels
  • Engine life between rebuilds of 3,750 miles
  • Five-year sealed engine homologation process that will define areas with possible annual updates
  • Cost containment engine lease ceiling which is applicable to all participants

IndyCar Series’ new engine architecture will align with the direction being taken by the automotive manufacturers around the world as they strive for more efficient and environmentally-responsible smaller displacement engines. The direction of these specifications will allow team participation in the series in a cost-effective manner while allowing the engine manufacturers flexibility in possibly up-tuning and/or down-tuning the engine for use in other forms of motorsports.

“The IndyCar Series has a history of pioneering new automotive technical innovations that are proved and refined under the scrutiny of millions of IndyCar fans in exciting on-track action by the world’s best teams and drivers,” said Brian Barnhart, president of competition and racing operations for the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights. “The input we have received through the collective manufacturer roundtable process is very important and will be seriously considered by the IndyCar Series in determining its future engine platform.”

During the past six months the IndyCar Series has conducted three high-level manufacturer roundtable meetings attended by senior executives from some of the world’s leading and most prestigious automotive brands.

The format of the meetings was groundbreaking in that it was specifically designed to solicit open discussion among the attendees as to what the manufacturers’ goals and desires were for motorsports involvement. The IndyCar Series’ objective was to determine a common theme from the participants bridging motorsports with the mainstream automotive industry, showing consumers efficiency and performance technologies.

The ongoing Manufacturers Roundtable process initially attracted nine automotive companies for a closed-door, day and a half meeting in June at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as well as six renowned race engine companies. The meetings also included Firestone, the exclusive tire supplier to the IndyCar Series, and Dallara, the provider of chassis, allowing each, who plays a critical role in the on-track product, input in the engine spec process.

The successful initial meeting led to follow-up, one-on-one meetings and then a second two-day Manufacturers Roundtable in September that was attended by Honda Performance Development, Audi, Fiat Powertrain Technologies, Porsche and Volkswagen. That meeting further refined a relevant technical foundation for the future of the IndyCar Series and led to a subsequent third meeting which was held in Germany just before Christmas.

“This process was designed to showcase the league’s position as an innovator and bring relevance to the forefront for the manufacturers,” said Terry Angstadt, president of the commercial division for the Indy Racing League. “What we have found in the ensuing months during the economic downturn is that the IndyCar Series has really hit on the relevance point with the manufacturers and quite possibly helped the motorsports industry usher in a new era of responsible cost containment, performance standard and engine development.”

In addition to the engine specifications the IndyCar Series has also been investigating innovative ways to partner its teams with the manufacturers and anticipates confirming those plans in the near future.

The following are quotes from the five automotive companies integral to the IndyCar Series’ ongoing progressive and unique Automotive Manufacturers Roundtable initiative:

HONDA
“Honda charged our partner IndyCar to define a relevant global and sustainable platform that would be attractive to multiple automotive brands,” said Erik Berkman, Honda Performance Development president. “We applaud the Series’ responsiveness to our request, and look forward to actively participating in the Roundtable process moving forward.”

AUDI
“IndyCar’s process of soliciting direct and unfiltered input from the automotive manufacturers has been a unique and refreshing approach,” said Ulrich Baretzky, head of race and special engine for Audi. “This is a responsible and realistic approach to all of motorsports and presents an opportunity to integrate it directly with consumer relevance.”

FIAT POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGIES
“IndyCar has done an extremely thorough job at examining all the future technical considerations that automotive brands are faced with,” said Paolo Martinelli, vice president of Fiat Powertrain Technologies. “Working in concert with my peers to help define the next generation of IndyCars has been an enlightening and productive process that will likely have positive connections to other global motorsports.”

VOLKSWAGEN
“The IndyCar Series is steeped in history and synonymous with automotive technical innovation,” said Donatus Wichelhaus, head of engine development for Volkswagen Motorsport. “The IndyCar Series has been proactive to take a global leadership role in defining an engine and technical platform that will further promote R&D development and innovation that will have positive effects on production-based consumer cars.”

PORSCHE
“Porsche has a long and successful history in various motorsports disciplines, including the Indianapolis 500,” said Thomas Laudenbach, Porsche’s head of motorsport development – powertrain. “Our production-based cars, like our motorsports programs, are based upon performance and technical innovation. The IndyCar Series’ Manufacturer Roundtable has brought a consensus approach between competing automotive brands that may also have possible connotations to other motorsport series around the globe. The IndyCar Series should be recognized for its positive approach to this important initiative.”

DALLARA
“Thanks to IndyCar’s Manufacturer Roundtable meetings the next generation of IndyCar will push the technical boundaries both on and off the track,” said Andrea Toso, Dallara head of research and development – U.S. racing projects leader. “Working tightly together with multiple engine manufacturers and the League has been and is invaluable to Dallara to design the exciting new chassis for IndyCar.”

BRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE
“IndyCar has long been an important product development tool for our company,” said Al Speyer, executive director for Firestone Racing. “IndyCar’s technical platform will only increase its relevance to the racing fan and the general public.”

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