Rossi tops IndyCar practice 3 at COTA

Alexander Rossi, fastest so far at COTA
Alexander Rossi, fastest so far at COTA

Andretti Autosport Honda driver Alexander Rossi is the first and only driver to get down into the 1m46s bracket in the final practice session for the IndyCars at the Circuit of Americas in Austin Texas.

Rossi's lap of 1m46.9148s on the harder black tires was enough to bump rookie sensation Felix Rosenqvist driving for Chip Ganassi racing off the top by 0.1388s.

Alexander Rossi
Alexander Rossi

Honda powered cars ran 1-2-3-4 with Graham Rahal and Ryan Hunter-Reay putting up the 3rd and 4th quick times.

Josef Newgarden was the top Chevy – 5th quick in the #2 Penske Chevy.

The session was red-flagged with 4 minutes left in the session when Marcus Ericsson lost control in Turn 19 and went nose-first into the barrier. He did not hit too hard and was not injured.

Practice 3 Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap Laps Engine Team
1 27 Alexander Rossi 1:46.915 –.—- –.—- 10 Honda Andretti Autosport
2 10 Felix Rosenqvist 1:47.054 0.1388 0.1388 13 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
3 15 Graham Rahal 1:47.440 0.5249 0.3861 11 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
4 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:47.536 0.6215 0.0966 12 Honda Andretti Autosport
5 2 Josef Newgarden 1:47.537 0.6224 0.0009 11 Chevy Team Penske
6 9 Scott Dixon 1:47.622 0.7070 0.0846 12 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
7 12 Will Power 1:47.666 0.7512 0.0442 11 Chevy Team Penske
8 21 Spencer Pigot 1:47.686 0.7707 0.0195 11 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
9 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:47.739 0.8239 0.0532 10 Chevy Team Penske
10 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:47.770 0.8552 0.0313 10 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sulli
11 26 Zach Veach 1:47.804 0.8888 0.0336 11 Honda Andretti Autosport
12 88 Colton Herta 1:47.810 0.8949 0.0061 11 Honda Harding Steinbrenner Racing
13 30 Takuma Sato 1:47.933 1.0185 0.1236 11 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
14 31 Patricio O'Ward 1:47.982 1.0668 0.0483 11 Chevy Carlin
15 20 Ed Jones 1:48.123 1.2080 0.1412 6 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
16 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:48.171 1.2558 0.0478 8 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
17 7 Marcus Ericsson 1:48.291 1.3763 0.1205 9 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport
18 60 Jack Harvey 1:48.415 1.5002 0.1239 11 Honda Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM
19 98 Marco Andretti 1:48.534 1.6194 0.1192 12 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agaj
20 19 Santino Ferrucci 1:48.539 1.6244 0.0050 10 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
21 4 Matheus Leist 1:48.578 1.6635 0.0391 5 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
22 59 Max Chilton 1:48.966 2.0507 0.3872 9 Chevy Carlin
23 14 Tony Kanaan 1:49.102 2.1875 0.1368 8 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
24 32 Kyle Kaiser 1:50.030 3.1149 0.9274 9 Chevy Juncos Racing

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