IndyCar 2014: Toronto Race 1 – Qualifying

Sebastien Bourdais Pole at Toronto

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.

 

INDYCAR 2014: TORONTO RACE 1 – QUALIFYING
Car No. Driver Engine Grid Pos. Speed (MPH)
11 Sebastien Bourdais Chevy 1 107.179
12 Will Power Chevy 2 106.899
3 Helio Castroneves Chevy 3 106.813
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Honda 4 106.602
77 Simon Pagenaud Honda 5 106.369
10 Tony Kanaan Chevy 6 105.302
16 Luca Filippi (R) Honda 7 106.587
19 Justin Wilson Honda 8 106.470
27 James Hinchcliffe Honda 9 106.449
8 Ryan Briscoe Chevy 10 106.128
2 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 11 105.617
9 Scott Dixon Chevy 12 104.917
67 Josef Newgarden Honda 13 106.282
15 Graham Rahal Honda 14 105.389
14 Takuma Sato Honda 15 106.119
20 Mike Conway Chevy 16 105.317
34 Carlos Munoz (R) Honda 17 106.059
98 Jack Hawksworth (R) Honda 18 104.975
17 Sebastian Saavedra Chevy 19 105.864
83 Charlie Kimball Chevy 20 104.897
18 Carlos Huertas (R) Honda 21 105.786
7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) Honda 22 104.884
25 Marco Andretti Honda 23 105.332

 

Source | Images: IndyCar.

 

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