IndyCar 2014: Honda Grand Prix of Alabama Results – FINAL

Ryan Hunter-Reay Grand Prix of Alabama

It was a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon at Barber Motorsports Park, setting the stage for an exciting 2014 running of the Grand Prix of Alabama. There was so much rain, in fact, that the race was postponed for a few hours and, when it eventually ran, went for just an hour and forty minutes. All the same, it was an action-packed 100 minutes of racing that saw Ryan Hunter-Reay make up for his crash at Long Beach two weeks ago, by driving his DHL-sponsored Honda Dallara to a 12th career victory.

The track was pretty wet when the drivers went out onto the track on rain tires. As the track dried, though, a few drivers prematurely switched to red-band softs (slick tires prone to hydroplaning on damp tracks). Chaos ensued. Afterwards, we saw four cautions in just twelve laps, and one of those was extended when rookie Carlos Muñoz (embarrassingly) lost control of his car while “weaving” behind the pace car (which drivers do to help heat up their tires).

That little move did not make young Muñoz look good.

Despite the rain delays and wet-weather drama, the 2014 Honda Grand Prix of Alabama delivered the thrills we were promised- along with a surprise 2nd place finish from Marco Andretti, making it a 1-2 performance for the Andretti Racing team and Honda. Here’s how the race played out for everyone else:

 

Car No. Driver Engine Grid Pos.
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Honda 1
25 Marco Andretti Honda 2
9 Scott Dixon Chevy 3
77 Simon Pagenaud Honda 4
12 Will Power Chevy 5
19 Justin Wilson Honda 6
27 James Hinchcliffe Honda 7
67 Josef Newgarden Honda 8
10 Tony Kanaan Chevy 9
83 Charlie Kimball Chevy 10
8 Ryan Briscoe Chevy 11
98 Jack Hawksworth Chevy 12
14 Takuma Sato Honda 13
20 Mike Conway Chevy 14
11 Sebastien Bourdais Chevy 15
18 Carlos Huertas (R) Honda 16
15 Graham Rahal Honda 17
17 Sebastian Saavedra Chevy 18
3 Helio Castroneves Chevy 19
16 Oriol Servia Honda -1
2 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy -1
63 Mikhail Aleshin (R) Honda -6
34 Carlos Munoz (R) Honda Ret.
 

Jo Borrás

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