Toronto Race 1 red flagged, delayed due to rain
19 July 2014 – Race 1 of the double-header in Toronto has been delayed due to rain.
Cars were running behind the Safety Car en route to the starting grid when President of Competition and Operations, Derrick Walker, decided to run some extra pace laps after rain began to fall on the street course.
It was his hope that this would alleviate the severe lack of visibility drivers were reporting. As the rain intensified, though, IndyCar officials decided to throw the red flag and brought everyone back to the pit lane where teams were given 10 minutes to work on cars (since the race officially had not started yet).
Declared a wet race ahead of time by IndyCar, all cars on the grid were on wet tyres ahead of what will either be an 85-lap or two-hour race.
Cars are en route back to the grid, but there is still no word on when the command will be given to start engines.
In the meantime, IndyCar officials have announced that there will be a single-file rolling start in lieu of the planned standing start.