Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma 2013
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Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma 2013
GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma INDYCAR Race 2013-08-23 - 2013-08-25 Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma County, California, US
INDY CARS AT SONOMA:
Will Power wins GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma. Scott Dixon, after leading in the later laps is dealt a drive-through penalty and drops to a 15th place finish, allowing Power who had been following in second to move to the lead.
2nd. Justin Wilson; 3rd. Dario Franchitti; 4th. Marco Andretti; 5th. Simon Pagenaud.
Helio Castroneves matains the overall points lead. Scott Dixon's penalty came as the result of his left rear tire clipped the tire Will Power's tire changer was carrying away from Power's stop. Travis Law, the tire changer was not damaged but was sent flying.
Cars have always been used for racing. The most specialized racecars have most always arrived at the track without covering over the wheels; or what is called "Open-Wheel" and have most always been some of the fastest cars made.
Think Indianapolis Raceway cars or Formula 1.
In the beginning, Indy cars were specially designed cars, which ran once a year on the great Indianapolis Raceway Oval and were made for turning left at the highest possible speeds. Now thanks to greater sponsorship the INDY CARS run on tracks all around the US and from time-to-time around the world.
INDY CARS have given up the "left-only world" and now run on select road-course raceways like Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.
This Aug. 23-25, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will have the screaming, open-wheel, top of the class cars running Sonoma Raceway's Twelve turns for a full 85 laps. Sonoma also provides fans ample opportunity to meet the drivers and see the pre-race show with the Patriots Jet Team six-jet air show, driver introductions and pre-race ceremonies featuring GoPro's incredible athletes.
You just got to be there, when the world of racing meets at one of the best tracks in the US with some of the best cars in the world
Will Power wins GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma
1st. Will Power; 2nd. Justin Wilson; 3rd. Dario Franchitti
Mario Andretti The grand Man of INDYCAR
Early morning preparation takes team work.
Race Day starts with planes overhead and people dropping out of the sky
After the warm-up lap the flag is 'Green' with Dario Franchitti leading into Turn 1
Up the Hill into Turn 2
Hard into the straight, getting wide send up a dust cloud
Dario Franchitti pushes E.J. Viso Through the Turn 9 'S'
Tony Kanaan around the outside of Charlie Kimball at Turn 1
This is not looking good for Sebastian Saavedra. Note the white marker flying into the air.
I think Sebastian may need that nose wing.
and that part also
Safty worker to Sebastian "Don't worry the team will buy you a new one"
Sebastian to self "That turn just came out of no where"
Tony Kanaan ignoring the corner-cutting going on behind him
Justin Wilson scouting for a faster way through Turn 9
James Hinchcliffe likes to play dirty too
Maserati World Series. It is good to see Maserati back into racing
That's what the Maserati Brothers meant!
Maserati Trofeo World Series Car. It's faster on 3