Rookies Ferrucci and Ericsson 1-2 in opening practice

Santino Ferrucci and team owner Dale Coyne are happy with the results
Santino Ferrucci and team owner Dale Coyne are happy with the results

IndyCar rookies Santino Ferrucci and Marcus Ericsson, both with road course backgrounds, put their Hondas on top in opening practice Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway.

Ferrucci in the Dale Coyne Racing Honda was quickest at 184.804mph while Ericsson was right behind at 184.527mph.

Ferrucci topped the speed chart in this practice session for this 248-lap race around the four-turn, 1.25-mile (2.012-kilometer) World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway oval in Madison, Illinois by recording a top lap time of 24.3501 seconds in his #19 Honda.

The Ganassi Honda of Scott Dixon was third quick 1t 184.433mph while Josef Newgarden put his Penske Chevy 4th quick at 184.348mph.

Sebastien Bourdais was the last driver to crack the 184mph mark in 5th place.

Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi finished in sixth place in thed #27 Honda.

Five Honda drivers rounded out the top 12. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato, Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay, Harding Steinbrenner Racing rookie Colton Herta, Chip Ganassi Racing rookie Felix Rosenqvist and Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach finished in eighth, ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th place in their #30 Honda, #28 Honda, #88 Honda, #10 Honda and #26 Honda, respectively.

Carlin’s Conor Daly was the fastest non-Team Penske Chevrolet driver of this practice session. He finished in 13th place in his #59 Chevrolet.

Next up in IndyCar qualifying at 6:00pm ET

Practice 1 Results

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap Laps Speed Engine Team
1 19 Santino Ferrucci 24.350 –.—- –.—- 59 184.804 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
2 7 Marcus Ericsson 24.387 0.0366 0.0366 46 184.527 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
3 9 Scott Dixon 24.399 0.0490 0.0124 41 184.433 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
4 2 Josef Newgarden 24.410 0.0602 0.0112 36 184.348 Chevy Team Penske
5 18 Sebastien Bourdais 24.428 0.0782 0.0180 46 184.213 Honda Dale Coyne Racing w/Vasser-Sullivan
6 27 Alexander Rossi 24.502 0.1520 0.0738 42 183.658 Honda Andretti Autosport
7 12 Will Power 24.509 0.1588 0.0068 53 183.607 Chevy Team Penske
8 30 Takuma Sato 24.511 0.1606 0.0018 47 183.593 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
9 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 24.566 0.2163 0.0557 40 183.177 Honda Andretti Autosport
10 88 Colton Herta 24.592 0.2421 0.0258 48 182.985 Honda Harding Steinbrenner Racing
11 10 Felix Rosenqvist 24.611 0.2611 0.0190 62 182.844 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
12 26 Zach Veach 24.621 0.2708 0.0097 55 182.772 Honda Andretti Autosport
13 59 Conor Daly 24.621 0.2710 0.0002 42 182.770 Chevy Carlin
14 22 Simon Pagenaud 24.679 0.3288 0.0578 50 182.342 Chevy Team Penske
15 21 Spencer Pigot 24.690 0.3398 0.0110 39 182.261 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
16 15 Graham Rahal 24.708 0.3576 0.0178 52 182.129 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
17 14 Tony Kanaan 24.768 0.4178 0.0602 40 181.687 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
18 4 Matheus Leist 24.794 0.4436 0.0258 54 181.498 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
19 23 Charlie Kimball 24.832 0.4817 0.0381 43 181.219 Chevy Carlin
20 20 Ed Carpenter 24.845 0.4946 0.0129 45 181.125 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
21 98 Marco Andretti 24.914 0.5641 0.0695 52 180.620 Honda Andretti Herta w/Marco & Curb-Agaj
22 5 James Hinchcliffe 24.983 0.6330 0.0689 50 180.122 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

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