With six races remaining in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season, IndyCar released the status of fresh engines remaining for the rest of the year.
Five entrants – four of them Hondas and Simona de Silvestro's HVM Lotus – are already on their fifth engine of their designated allotment for the year. Although all Chevrolets were pulled prior to Long Beach, no Chevrolet teams are on their last fresh engine of the year.
Eleven others have one fresh engine remaining and only nine entrants have two fresh ones to use in the last six races.
Pursuant to Rule 15.1.4 of the series rulebook, each full-season entrant will be provided with no more than five fresh built engines throughout each year covered by an engine service agreement. Using more than five fresh engines in a season will result in a penalty. Engines beyond the fifth fresh engine may be fresh or part-used.
Pursuant to Rule 15.6.2, using more than five fresh engines in a season will be considered unapproved engine change-outs.
The breakdown of who's where based on number of fresh engines is below:
2 ENGINES REMAINING
No. 4 Panther Racing/JR Hildebrand
No. 5 KV Racing Technology/E.J. Viso
No. 6/7 Dragon Racing/Katherine Legge/Sebastien Bourdais
No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing/James Jakes
No. 22 Panther DRR/Oriol Servia
No. 26 Andretti Autosport/Marco Andretti
No. 27 Andretti Autosport/James Hinchcliffe
No. 28 Andretti Autosport/Ryan Hunter-Reay
No. 98 Bryan Herta Autosport/Alex Tagliani
1 ENGINE REMAINING
No. 2 Team Penske/Ryan Briscoe
No. 3 Team Penske/Helio Castroneves
No. 8 KV Racing Technology/Rubens Barrichello
No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing/Dario Franchitti
No. 11 KV Racing Technology/Tony Kanaan
No. 12 Team Penske/Will Power
No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing/Justin Wilson
No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing/Ed Carpenter
No. 38 Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing/Graham Rahal
No. 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing/Josef Newgarden
No. 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing/Charlie Kimball
ON ENGINE FIVE
No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing/Scott Dixon
No. 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises/Mike Conway
No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing/Takuma Sato
No. 77 Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports/Simon Pagenaud
No. 78 Lotus HVM Racing/Simona de Silvestro