Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday at the races: Honda Indy Toronto 2013

The excitement of the @HondaIndy #Toronto continues during the double header race weekend with some drama as Dario Franchitti first lost and then reclaimed his third place podium finish due to a penalty, which was rescinded, and second place winner Sebastien Bourdais dropped his fancy Waterford crystal trophy which shattered into a number of pieces. The proposed standing start for Race #1 was aborted  when a stalled vehicle made the start unsafe and Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race #1, held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, meanwhile excited fans got a taste of the amazing Stadium Speed Trucks and their sky high jumps off of temporary ramps placed on the track.

UPDATE: See photos from ThursdayFridaySunday and the pretty Grid Girls of the 2013 Honda Indy Toronto.
Justin Wilson and the #19 Scouting car
James Hinchcliffe #27 GoDaddy lime green car
A jam up in turn 5 ends with cars into the tire barriers
Car #4 gets started again and all the cars involved make it out of the crash
It gets tight in some of these corners

See more on and off track excitement after the jump.
Steam shoots out of the stage during Dario's introduction
Alex Tagliani waves to the crowd atop the Victory Circle elevated stage
James Hinchcliffe heads to the pit lane for the start of the race
Fans lineup around the Indy paddock to get an autograph from James
Vita Chambers sings the national anthems of Canada and the USA 
Scott Dixon drives the #9 Target car
Marco Andretti driving the #25 Dr Pepper car
Ryan Hunter-Reay in the #1 DHL car
Three of the finalists for the Toronto Sun Grid Girls wait for their turn at the podium
Star shaped confetti fires in the air as the IndyCar winners hoist their crystal trophies (or what is left of one of them)
Victory circle during the award ceremony
Pro Mazda cars line up in pit lane

USF2000 racers
Track marshals help to keep the event as safe as possible



Firestone Indy Lights cars

Firestone Indy Lights winners spray champagne on the podium

Stadium trucks take a large leap for mankind

And the yellow truck looks like it is going to crash right beside me, but it stayed on course and continued in the race
Winner of the Stadium Speed Trucks event

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2 comments:

Roger Silva said...

Great Shots!
Awesome coverage of the whole weekend.

Roger Silva said...

Great Shots!
Awesome coverage of the whole weekend.

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