Sato Fastest in Indy 500 Test – Rookie Session Starts at 5:45 pm (2nd Update)

Sato won in 2017
Sato won in 2017

UPDATE Results from the Veterans Test added below.

04/24/19 The Rookie session has just started at 5:45 pm. But before the first lap was completed, the McLaren car just slowed and caused the first yellow of the session. It has been reported that the reason is a low battery, so hopefully nothing else is wrong. This number 66 car was built in England and is running on the oval for the first time.

04/24/19 Takuma Sato, driver of the number 30 for Rahal, Letterman, Lanigan, put in the fastest speed today in the one day Oval test, after a 20 minute delay in the session due to Max Chilton, driving the number 59 for Carlin, losing an engine 50 minutes into the session.

Ed Carpenter, owner of Ed Carpenter Racing, stayed in the second spot on the chart most of the session. Carpenter is the only owner/driver of an IndyCar team. No stranger to Indy, Carpenter has been on the pole for three 500s. In 2018, Carpenter had his best 500 finish of second after starting on the pole.

Rain ended the rescheduled session at 5:03 pm.

Moisture is delaying the rookie session at 5:30 pm.

Results

Rank Car Driver Name Engine Time Speed Diff Gap Laps
1 30 Sato, Takuma Honda 00:39.6488 226.993 –.—- –.—- 32
2 20 Carpenter, Ed Chevy 00:39.7502 226.414 0.1014 0.1014 36
3 21 Pigot, Spencer Chevy 00:39.7658 226.325 0.1170 0.0156 41
4 12 Power, Will Chevy 00:39.7834 226.225 0.1346 0.0176 40
5 28 Hunter-Reay, Ryan Honda 00:39.8262 225.982 0.1774 0.0428 32
6 9 Dixon, Scott Honda 00:39.8927 225.605 0.2439 0.0665 40
7 63 Jones, Ed Chevy 00:39.8955 225.589 0.2467 0.0028 32
8 22 Pagenaud, Simon Chevy 00:39.9014 225.556 0.2526 0.0059 40
9 18 Bourdais, Sebastien Honda 00:39.9316 225.385 0.2828 0.0302 39
10 27 Rossi, Alexander Honda 00:40.0113 224.936 0.3625 0.0797 39
11 15 Rahal, Graham Honda 00:40.1322 224.259 0.4834 0.1209 47
12 26 Veach, Zach Honda 00:40.2139 223.803 0.5651 0.0817 44
13 98 Andretti, Marco Honda 00:40.3044 223.301 0.6556 0.0905 39
14 2 Newgarden, Josef Chevy 00:40.3518 223.038 0.7030 0.0474 38
15 5 Hinchcliffe, James Honda 00:40.3592 222.997 0.7104 0.0074 49
16 60 Harvey, Jack Honda 00:40.3978 222.784 0.7490 0.0386 42
17 4 Leist, Matheus Chevy 00:40.4184 222.671 0.7696 0.0206 34
18 23 Kimball, Charlie Chevy 00:40.6194 221.569 0.9706 0.2010 18
19 59 Chilton, Max Chevy 00:40.7990 220.594 1.1502 0.1796 22
20 14 Kanaan, Tony Chevy No Time 3

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