2022 marked the twenty-seventh season of the NTT IndyCar Series. Seventeen rounds would be contested to determine titles for teams and drivers.

There are some newsworthy items for the 2022 season:

  • 2022 would be the last season for the 2.2-liter V6 twin-turbocharged formula. Next season engine displacement will increase and cars will be equipped with a 2.4-liter V6 twin-turbocharged motor.
  • Meyer Shank Racing would enter cars for Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud.
  • Drivers Ryan Hunter Reay and Sebastien Bourdais did not have full-time rides for the 2022 season.
  • Former NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson would join Chip Ganassi Racing for the entire season.
  • Iowa Speedway returns to the schedule with a doubleheader.
  • Belle Isle would be the final year for the Detroit Grand Prix and in 2023, the event would take place downtown.

All teams used the Dallara IR-18 chassis. The carbon fiber/Kevlar monocoque is fitted to a Honda or Chevrolet engine, which attaches to an XTRAC transmission with six forward gears and a paddle shift. To stop the Dallara PFC CR90 aluminum calipers are used with PFC carbon brake pads and rotors. Tires used in the series are Firestone Firehawks mounted on 15-inch diameter X 10-inch wide wheels on the front and the rears are 15-inch diameter X 14-inch wide wheels. The entire package weighs approximately 1,700 lbs.

Two engine options are available Chevrolet and Honda. Both the Chevrolet (Chevy IndyCar V6) and Honda (Honda HI21R Indy-V6) were manufactured to the same rules. The series called for a 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged V6 power plant, which revs to a maximum of 12,000 rpm and produces 550-700 horsepower depending on the turbo boost.

The seventeen race schedule begins in late February and ends in early September

  • February 27 - Streets of St. Petersburg
  • March 20 - Texas Motor Speedway
  • April 10 - Streets of Long Beach
  • May 1 - Barber Motorsports Park
  • May 14 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
  • May 29 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • June 5 - Belle Isle Street Circuit
  • June 12 - Road America
  • July 3 - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • July 17 - Exhibition Place
  • July 23 - Iowa Speedway
  • July 24 - Iowa Speedway
  • July 30 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
  • August 7 - Nashville Street Circuit
  • August 20 - World Wide Technology Raceway
  • September 4 - Portland International Raceway
  • September 11 - WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Round ten of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series was held on the eleven-turn 1.755-mile temporary street circuit at Torontos Exhibition Place. The Honda Indy Toronto event would be the thirty-sixth visit for Indy Cars to Toronto.

Twenty-five NTT IndyCar competitors enter Toronto's Exhibition Place's corner nine for the tenth round of the championship. Already accelerating to the Starter's green flag are the two fastest qualifiers. In the No. 26 Andretti Autosport / Curb-Agajanian Dallara IR-18 is the pole-sitter, Colton Herta. Beside Herta is the second place starter, Scott Dixon, driving the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara IR-18.
With his victory in Toronto, the six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion, Scott Dixon, achieved another milestone. Dixon earned his fifty-second win, which ties him with Mario Andretti for second-most victories. In addition, he now has eighteen consecutive seasons with a win. Dixon qualified second in Toronto driving the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara IR-18. He moved to the front for the win during a well-timed pit stop.
Colton Herta in the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Dallara IR-18 was the fastest qualifier for round ten, which ended a streak of nine consecutive different pole winners. Herta won the Indianapolis Grand Prix but was tenth in the standings due to some poor results. In Toronto, he would lead the first eighteen laps. However, Scott Dixon pitted a lap earlier than Herta and grabbed the advantage with warmer tires, leaving Herta to finish second.
Finishing in the third position at Toronto was Felix Rosenqvist. Rosenqvist entered round ten with a season-best result of fourth at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Arrows McLaren driver made it to Toronto's second round of knockout qualifying. He started eighth in the No. 7 Dallara IR-18. Rosenqvist would lead a lap before pitting. He remained in contention and pressured Herta before finishing third.
The winner of the inaugural Toronto Indy event was Bobby Rahal. His son Graham followed in his footsteps and was in his fourteenth season of the series. Rahal and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team weren't producing exceptional results this year with the No. 15 United Rentals Dallara IR-18. However, in round ten, he started fourteenth and advanced ten positions to finish fourth his best result for 2022.
Sweden's Marcus Ericcson was the winner of this year's Indianapolis 500. In addition to this victory, Ericcson had seven top-ten finishes in nine rounds and led the title chase. In Toronto, he was fast in the early sessions but could not proceed to the Firestone Fast Six. The No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara IR-18 would start the eighty-five-lap contest in ninth and finish fifth. Ericcson retained the points lead.
Another contender for this season's NTT IndyCar Series title is Alex Palou. Palou, the defending champion, drove the No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara IR-18 with backing from NTT Data. During the practice and qualifying sessions in Toronto, he was not on pace. Palou was gridded twenty-second in the twenty-five car field. However, he demonstrated championship form and was in sixth place at the checkered flag.
As of late, Will Power was having bad luck during qualifying. Power was one of the fastest drivers in the final practice session in Toronto. However, in qualifying, the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Dallara IR-18 saw his chances of advancing to round two qualifying end when Kyle Kirkwood's spin red-flagged the session. For the fourth consecutive race, Power started lower than fifteenth. He would finish in fifteenth place.

POSSTARTDRIVERCARENTRANTLAPSRETIREMENTS
12Scott DixonDallara IR-18 / HondaChip Ganassi Racing85-
21Colton HertaDallara IR-18 / HondaAndretti Autosport/Curb-Agajanian85-
38Felix RosenqvistDallara IR-18 / HondaArrow McLaren SP85-
414Graham RahalDallara IR-18 / HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing85-
59Marcus EricssonDallara IR-18 / HondaChip Ganassi Racing85-
622Alex PalouDallara IR-18 / HondaChip Ganassi Racing85-
718Simon PagenaudDallara IR-18 / HondaMeyer Shank Racing85-
810Christian LundgaardDallara IR-18 / HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing85-
96Scott McLaughlinDallara IR-18 / ChevroletTeam Penske85-
103Josef NewgardenDallara IR-18 / ChevroletTeam Penske85-
1115Pato O'WardDallara IR-18 / ChevroletArrow McLaren SP85-
125David MalukasDallara IR-18 / HondaDale Coyne Racing / HMD85-
1320Rinus VeeKayDallara IR-12 / ChevroletEd Carpenter Racing85-
147Callum IlottDallara IR-18 / ChevroletJuncos Hollinger Racin85-
1516Will PowerDallara IR-18 / ChevroletTeam Penske85-
1611Romain GrosjeanDallara IR-18 / HondaAndretti Autosport85-
1717Helio CastronevesDallara IR-18 / ChevroletMeyer Shank Racing85-
1812Devlin DeFrancescoDallara IR-18 / HondaAndretti Steinbrenner Autosport85-
1913Jack HarveyDallara IR-18 / HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing85-
2025Conor DalyDallara IR-18 / ChevroletEd Carpenter Racing85-
2121Jimmie JohnsonDallara IR-18 / HondaChip Ganassi Racing73Contact
2224Kyle KirkwoodDallara IR-18 / ChevroletA.J. Foyt Enterprises58Contact
234Alexander RossiDallara IR-18 / HondaAndretti Autosport44Contact
2423Dalton KellettDallara IR-18 / ChevroletA.J. Foyt Enterprises30Mechanical
2519Takuma SatoDallara IR-18 / HondaDale Coyne Racing / RWR0Contact


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