2013 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in 2013 took place on August 4 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, United States place and was the 14th race of the IndyCar Series in 2013.

  • 3.1 qualifying
  • 3.2 race 3.2.1 guiding portions
  • 3.2.2 yellow phase
  • 4.1 Drivers' Championship



Honda Indy Toronto After Hélio Castroneves led the Drivers' Championship with 29 points on Scott Dixon and 69 points on Ryan Hunter -Reay.

When Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in 2013 the drivers were a total of 170 seconds to use the push-to -pass button. The overtaking was allowed to be activated ten times in the race.

Before the race, there were three rule changes that came to this Indy into force:

  • When a restart within the last 15 laps of a race all lapped riders will be ordered to the end of the field.
  • If a sentence can not be served during a race, the race result is declared as provisional, and the punishment is checked. This procedure is independent of the technical inspection of the vehicles.
  • If a car suffers a puncture at a touch, the driver must not use these tires mix, even if it has not yet used the prescribed minimum of two rounds.

The vehicles in this race there was an optional change. The track rod arms, which are usually made ​​of steel, could now be made of aluminum. Thus it was hoped to reduce the number of hand injuries.

In the starting field, there were three changes. Oriol Servia returned to Panther Racing and was reported for the third time after the Firestone 550 and the Iowa Corn Indy 250 for the vehicle with the number 4. He represented Ryan Briscoe, who had failed after a hand injury during the Honda Indy Toronto. When Dale Coyne Racing Mike Conway was replaced by James Davison. Davison was 2009 runner-up of the Indy Lights and was then without a permanent commitment. He denied since individual sports car racing and was also active as a driver trainer for other IndyCar and Indy Lights driver. Davison's debut was planned as a one-time use at Dale Coyne Racing in the 2013 season, but he was already at the next race re-used. Davison's step-grandfather Tony Gaze died in the week before the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at the age of 93 years. Another debutant Luca Filippi received the vehicle from Bryan Herta Autosport, which was previously driven Alex Tagliani. Filippi had completed four 2012 GP2 race for the Scuderia Coloni and thereby won a race.

With Dixon (four times ), Castroneves (twice) and Dario Franchitti (once) were three former winners of this Indy.


In the first session dominated by the Ganassi driver Dixon and Franchitti, who led the standings. With three tenths of a second residue followed Hunter -Reay in third place. In the second session to Will Power took the lead of the standings before Dixon and Hunter -Reay. The training was interrupted twice for Departures by James Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan. Debutant Filippi finished fifth. Takuma Satō and Justin Wilson occupied with technical problems, the positions 22 and 24

In the third training Josef Newgarden set the fastest time and in front of Andretti Autosport three pilots. Marco Andretti, EJ Viso and James Hinchcliffe occupied the positions of two to four. The training was interrupted several times. Satō slipped in the second corner. Shortly after resuming training Charlie Kimball had an accident at the first corner. He lost control of his race car and slammed backwards into the tire wall. Kimball left the vehicle on their own. The tire wall had to be subsequently directed new. Kimball joined for the rest of the weekend in the spare car. Shortly before the end of the training also power hit backwards into the tire wall of the first curve. At about the same time Hinchcliffe lost after a ride in the twelfth curve his front wing.


The first part of the session was held in two groups. The six fastest drivers in each group came to the second segment. The remaining starting positions were determined from the result of the first Qualifyingabschnitts, where the drivers of the first group, the odd positions from 13, and the drivers of the second group were assigned to the even positions from 14. In the first group Franchitti drove the fastest lap in the second group was Hunter -Reay the fastest pilot. In the first group Castroneves, the overall leader failed from progressing and was 15th in the qualifying classification. Davison was deleted the fastest lap due to an avoidable contact with Ed Carpenter. In the second group there was a red flag, which was triggered by a slip of Filippi in the twelfth curve. Due to the triggering of the interrupt his two fastest times were removed, so that it was in place of the last jump into the second section.

In the second segment of qualifying, the six fastest riders qualified for the final section. Power posted the fastest lap time. Next to him managed Andretti, Hunter -Reay, Dixon, Franchitti and Kimball in the third part of qualifying, the so-called Firestone Fast Six. Tristan Vautier, the Eleventh, flew off in the closing stages. In the grid, he was transferred due to a premature engine change by ten grid positions to the rear.

Hunter -Reay eventually set the fastest time and achieved the pole position with power and Dixon.

Final training

In the final training Wilson was the fastest driver Simona de Silvestro before and Andretti.


Hunter -Reay retained when starting the guide with power and Dixon. Except for Andretti, who went from fourth place in the race, the drivers of the top group used in the first section of the softer tire compound. Andretti went despite tougher mix as one of the first drivers to the pits.

In the 42nd round Kimball went for the second time to the box. He fell behind Pagenaud, but stopped in front of the three drivers who had led in the early stages. Kimball and Pagenaud had used in her second stint the softer tire compound and were faster than Hunter -Reay, Power and Dixon on the tougher ones. As Pagenaud went to the pits six laps later, he stood in front of the former leading trio and joined behind Kimball on the second place. One lap later, Dixon decided to change to a three-stop strategy. He was thus back into midfield and lost some time.

In the 60th round of Hunter-Reay and power went to the second and last time to the box. While Powers stop running error-free, Hunter -Reay had parked too far away from the tank system, so that delayed his stop. Kimball went five laps later to the box and handed the lead so again Pagenaud. He moved now to the harder tire compound, which he had not been used before, but had to use in the race. At the same time presented Canaan his vehicle in a run-off area and gave technical problems on. Since his car was safely parked, there was no yellow phase.

Pagenaud stayed longer than originally planned on the route since Kimball had difficulty in lapping traffic and was stuck behind Viso. Pagenauds Waiting seemed to pay off first, when he came back onto the track in front of Viso and Kimball. While Kimball just came off the track, to Viso rounded back in the second corner, so that the first two drivers were directly behind each other. Kimball stopped himself over before the fourth turn and took the lead. It benefited from the fact that Pagenauds tires have not had the necessary temperature. Kimball settled out in the following rounds from the rest of the field.

The race finally went - like last year - without a single caution period to an end. Kimball won ahead of Pagenaud and his teammate Franchitti. Thus there were only Honda rider on the podium. It was Kimball's first IndyCar victory. He thus became the fourth winner of the premiere season after Hinchcliffe, Satō and Pagenaud. Kimball scored in this race more laps led than in his career. Power and Hunter -Reay followed in fourth and fifth places. For a more successful performance with the two-stop strategy, the two pilots yellows would have needed. The top 10 was completed by Castroneves, Dixon, Wilson, Andretti and Hinchcliffe. The two debutants, Davison and Filippi, were 15 and 16 It was the first time for Dixon that he did not finish among the top five at Mid-Ohio.

Kimball thus achieved his first victory in Formula racing since 2006 in Zandvoort in the Formula 3 Euro Series. This was before Kimball was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In the meantime, Kimball already won with the 24 - hour race at Daytona in 2013, however, a sports car racing along with Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas. Kimball became the first IndyCar winner, who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Castroneves built his lead on Dixon, his closest pursuer, from. Hunter -Reay was larger residue at the third position.

Message list

All teams and drivers used the chassis Dallara DW12 with an aero kit from Dallara and a Firestone tire.







Guide sections


Yellow phases

There was no yellow phase.

Points standings after the race

Drivers' championship

The scoring is explained here.