The Honda Indy Toronto hasn’t run since 2019, and I had forgotten what the track looked liked. Of course, at my age I forget what I had for breakfast by 9:30, but I did look up the configuration.
The current track is the third version of the circuit at Exhibition Place. Some modifications were a result of new construction, and some changes were to improve the racing.
The first race in 1986 used this layout
In 1996 some modifications were made. The front stretch became longer, and a longer pit lane was added. Turns 10 and 11 were changed.
In 2016 the track configuration used today debuted. The main difference is the location of the pits. The entrance is in turn 9 and the exit is onto the beginning of the main stretch instead of past the start/finish line.
I have only been to Toronto once, and I remember thinking there was not a lot of room for changes. I wonder if ew structures will at some point force this event to find another home.
Foyt Parks the No. 11
As expected, A. J. Foyt Racing announced today that the number 11 car of Tatiana Calderon will not be entered in this weekend’s race. The issue is late payments from Rokit. Larry Foyt said the car may return later in the season. It sounds like this will be a race to race situation.
This weekend begins four consecutive weeks of racing and five races for Indycar, which might make it difficult to get the car back on track. J. R. Hildebrand is schedule to drive the car at the oval races at Iowa and Gateway.