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2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
United States 2016 Long Beach
Race details
3rd round of the 2016 IndyCar Series season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
Date April 17, 2016
Official name Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location Streets of Long Beach
Course Temporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance 80 laps
157.440 mi / 253.375 km
Pole position
Driver Hélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
Time 1:07.1246
Fastest lap
Driver Charlie Kimball (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 1:07.6661 (on lap 8 of 80)
Podium
First Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske)
Second Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Third Hélio Castroneves (Team Penske)

The 2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the third round of the 2016 IndyCar Series and the 42nd annual running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The race was contested over 80 laps on a temporary street circuit in Long Beach, California on April 17, 2016. Hélio Castroneves qualified on pole for the second consecutive race with a time of 1:07.1246. Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon started alongside him in second. Some confusion surrounded the second round of qualifying as timing and scoring malfunctioned. IndyCar officials would correct the mistakes caused by this and set the correct Fast Six qualifiers shortly after round two ended. Fast six qualifying was briefly delayed when Will Power clipped a tire barrier and went into a run-off area. Power started sixth due to his mishap.[1]

Castroneves took the lead from the start and led 49 of the opening 51 laps. Behind him, Simon Pagenaud was able to move his way past Scott Dixon into second, while Dixon was scuffled down to fourth by the time the first round of pit stops came. During pit stops, Dixon was able to leapfrog Pagenaud and his teammate Tony Kanaan to move up to second. At the second round of stops, Dixon was able to pass Castroneves with quick pit work. However, Simon Pagenaud was able to move even faster and get out of the pits just ahead of Dixon, handing Pagenaud the lead of the race. Controversy surrounded this, though, as Pagenaud placed two tires over the blend line at the exit of pit lane while trying to beat Dixon to turn one. IndyCar officials let Pagenaud off with a warning for the incident, despite protests from Chip Ganassi Racing and Scott Dixon.[2] In the end, Pagenaud was able to hold on and take victory by 0.3032 seconds, the closest finish in the history of the Grand Prix of Long Beach. It was Pagenaud's first victory while driving for Team Penske and his first win since the second race of the 2014 Grand Prix of Houston.[3]

For only the 4th time in the history of the race, no full course caution occurred at any point.

Report

Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

Qualifying

Pos No. Name Grp. Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
1 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves W 2 1:07.4449 1:07.0645 1:07.1246
2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon W 1 1:07.5019 1:06.6459 1:07.4455
3 22 France Simon Pagenaud 1 1:07.6822 1:07.0578 1:07.7410
4 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan 2 1:07.5998 1:07.0624 1:07.7951
5 2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya W 1 1:07.5156 1:06.9409 1:07.9054
6 12 Australia Will Power W 2 1:06.9712 1:06.8659 No Time
7 5 Canada James Hinchcliffe 1 1:07.6425 1:07.1415
8 14 Japan Takuma Sato W 1 1:07.7038 1:07.2299
9 21 United States Josef Newgarden 2 1:07.4794 1:07.2548
10 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz 2 1:07.3962 1:07.2663
11 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay W 1 1:07.7111 1:07.3171
12 19 Italy Luca Filippi 2 1:07.6214 1:07.9660
13 18 United States Conor Daly R 1 1:07.7520
14 11 France Sébastien Bourdais W 2 1:07.6432
15 83 United States Charlie Kimball 1 1:07.8065
16 98 United States Alexander Rossi R 2 1:07.6872
17 15 United States Graham Rahal 1 1:07.8841
18 7 Russia Mikhail Aleshin 2 1:07.8513
19 8 United Kingdom Max Chilton R 1 1:08.3843
20 41 United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth 2 1:07.9929
21 27 United States Marco Andretti 2 1:08.2045
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

Race results

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Pts.1
1 22 France Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet 80 1:33:54.4835 2 3 28 51
2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon W Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 80 +0.3032 2 2 2 41
3 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves W Team Penske Chevrolet 80 +10.8376 2 1 47 39
4 2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya W Team Penske Chevrolet 80 +12.2162 2 5 32
5 14 Japan Takuma Sato W A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 80 +12.2918 2 8 30
6 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 80 +17.6267 2 4 28
7 12 Australia Will Power W Team Penske Chevrolet 80 +18.7449 2 6 26
8 5 Canada James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 80 +19.0362 2 7 24
9 11 France Sébastien Bourdais W KVSH Racing Chevrolet 80 +22.9147 2 14 22
10 21 United States Josef Newgarden Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 80 +23.6654 2 9 20
11 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 80 +24.2179 3 15 3 20
12 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz Andretti Autosport Honda 80 +40.1250 2 10 18
13 18 United States Conor Daly R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 80 +47.1809 2 13 17
14 8 United Kingdom Max Chilton R Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 80 +53.9106 3 19 16
15 15 United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 80 +56.9082 2 17 15
16 7 Russia Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 80 +1:01.2966 2 18 14
17 19 Italy Luca Filippi Dale Coyne Racing Honda 80 +1:08.0543 2 12 13
18 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay W Andretti Autosport Honda 80 +1:30.3302 3 11 12
19 27 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda 79 +1 Lap 3 21 11
20 98 United States Alexander Rossi R Andretti Herta Autosport Honda 79 +1 Lap 2 16 10
21 41 United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 77 +3 Laps 3 20 9
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps, and 1 point for Pole Position.

Source for time gaps:[3]

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

References

  1. ^ "INDYCAR: Castroneves nabs Long Beach pole". Racer.com. Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. April 16, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ Pruett, Marshall (April 17, 2016). "INDYCAR: Hull questions lack of penalty". Racer.com. Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Malsher, David (April 17, 2016). "Pagenaud scores his first win for Team Penske". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network, LLC. Retrieved 2016. 

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