Found October 06, 2013 on
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E. J. Viso
Due to standing water and visibility issues caused by rain, qualifying for Race 2 of the Houston Grand Prix has been cancelled and the field will be set by entrant points.
“At a road course we wouldn’t have had this issue, but street courses puddle a lot,” said Dixon. “We probably would have crashed a few cars in Q1 and cancelled Q2.”
Scott Dixon will start on pole, but will not get the bonus point for winning the pole. Dixon’s car is higher in points than Helio Castroneves, because Castroneves suffered a 15 points penalty for a rules infraction after his lone win of the season at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves benefits from qualifying being washed out, as he struggled in qualifying and the race yesterday.
Cancelled qualifying hurts drivers that had great qualifying runs for yesterdays race, which paid dividends during the race like Luca Filippi, Simona de Silvestro and Takuma Sato.
Starting lineup for Race 2 at the Grand Prix of Houston
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