The action from Honda Indy Toronto – Qualifying

James Hinchcliffe on track at Honda Indy Toronto in the Andretti Autosport Dallara Chevy
James Hinchcliffe on track at Honda Indy Toronto in the Andretti Autosport Dallara Chevy

RacerViews photographers, Iain and Gail Shankland are in Toronto this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto.

This is the first gallery for the weekend from Iain Shankland – he has kindly sent 113 (yes that’s right, 113 photos) for you to enjoy.

The day in brief

Dario Franchitti earned his first Indy car pole start on the streets of Toronto in 1997. He claimed No. 29 on the 1.75-mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit for the Honda Indy Toronto.

Franchitti posted a lap of 59.3510 seconds on the last of his five laps in the Firestone Fast Six to wrest the pole from Will Power, the 2011 pole sitter, in the final 20 seconds of the 10-minute session. Power, the IZOD IndyCar Series championship front-runner in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, was .0247 of a second back.


Photos by Iain Shankland, July 2012

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