The big story of the 2014 season of IndyCar racing is proving to be redemption, after Juan Pablo Montoya stamped an authoritative victory onto his comeback season at Pocono and, today, in Toronto, after 4-time ChampCar champion and Formula E driver Sebastien Bourdais ended a pole-less streak that spanned 54 races and two race series.
Now, however, the real work begins.
“It’s a bit of casino race here. Anything can happen,” said Bourdais, whose next win would be his 32nd, and break a tie with Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy on the all-time career wins list. “But we keep on displaying pace and showing up at the front, so hopefully at some point (the winless streak) going to break, and we’re going to make it.”
Bourdais is going to have a tough time of it, though. He’ll start just ahead of Will Power, 3-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, and 2014 Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, who’s coming off another strong win at the Iowa Corn 300.
Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto Grand Prix begins today at 3PM EST, and will be broadcast live on NBC Sports and Sirius XM.
|Car No.||Driver||Engine||Grid Pos.||Speed (MPH)|
|16||Luca Filippi (R)||Honda||7||106.587|
|2||Juan Pablo Montoya||Chevy||11||105.617|
|34||Carlos Munoz (R)||Honda||17||106.059|
|98||Jack Hawksworth (R)||Honda||18||104.975|
|18||Carlos Huertas (R)||Honda||21||105.786|
|7||Mikhail Aleshin (R)||Honda||22||104.884|
Source | Images: IndyCar.