2012 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

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United States 2012 Honda Indy 200
Race details
12th round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season
Date August 5, 2012
Official name Honda 200
Location Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Course Permanent racing facility
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance 85 laps
191.930 mi / 308.881 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 93 °F (34 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 18.1 miles per hour (29.1 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Will Power (Team Penske)
Time 1:05.6474
Fastest lap
Driver Oriol Servia (Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
Time 1:07.1757 (on lap 66 of 85)
Podium
First Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Second Will Power (Team Penske)
Third Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports)

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio was the twelfth round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday, August 5, 2012. The race was contested over 85 laps at the 2.258-mile (3.634 km) permanent road course at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, United States.

The race was won by New Zealand racer Scott Dixon racing for Chip Ganassi Racing. Dixon finished 3.4 seconds ahead of Australian driver Will Power driving for Team Penske with Frenchman Simon Pagenaud finishing third for Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports. It was Dixon's second win for the year and Pagenaud's third top three finish for the year. More significant, Power's second place compared to the results for Ryan Hunter-Reay and Power's teammate Hélio Castroneves, put Power back into the lead of the championship.

Classification

Race results

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points1
1 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 1:39:48.5083 4 26 50
2 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 3.4619 1 57 43
3 77 France Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 85 + 4.5402 3 0 35
4 7 France Sébastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 85 + 5.5822 6 0 32
5 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 7.5663 15 2 30
6 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 12.3280 18 0 28
7 2 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 27.9601 5 0 26
8 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 28.1691 8 0 24
9 4 United States J.R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 85 + 29.2325 12 0 22
10 98 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Barracuda – BHA Honda 85 + 31.1722 14 0 20
11 38 United States Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 31.4387 21 0 19
12 67 United States Josef Newgarden (R) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 85 + 32.0754 9 0 18
13 15 Japan Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 85 + 32.4073 17 0 17
14 83 Italy Giorgio Pantano Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 33.9166 24 0 16
15 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 35.2863 13 0 15
16 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 35.9205 23 0 14
17 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 36.9834 2 0 13
18 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 85 + 42.0974 11 0 12
19 19 United Kingdom James Jakes Dale Coyne Racing Honda 85 + 46.4304 10 0 12
20 5 Venezuela E.J. Viso KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 46.8068 16 0 12
21 14 United Kingdom Mike Conway A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 85 + 46.9535 16 0 12
22 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 25 0 12
23 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing Lotus 83 + 2 laps 22 0 12
24 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 79 Mechanical 7 0 12
25 22 Spain Oriol Servià Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 78 + 7 laps 10 0 10
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE
[2]
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for pole position and 2 points for most laps led.

Standings after the race

References

  1. ^ "Weather information for the 2012 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Official Box Score" (PDF). indycar.com. Indycar. 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 

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