Hunter-Reay tops Dixon to lead opening IndyCar practice

Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport ace Ryan Hunter-Reay turned a lap of 1m17.574s in his Honda to lead opening practice for the IndyCars at Sonoma Raceway.

Championship points leader Scott Dixon was 2nd quick at 1m17.827s – some 0.2525s behind Hunter-Reay in his Ganassi Honda.

Team Penske, who dominates at all undulating tracks, including this one, due to their special shocks, was 3rd and 4th quick, Will Power just 0.078 sec. faster than Simon Pagenaud.

Marco Andretti rounded out the top-5 in the #98 Andretti Autosport Honda.

James Hinchcliffe had a couple of minor spins and Josef Newgarden never turned a lap in his #1 Penske Chevy due to technical issues and food poisoning.

Practice 1 Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap Laps FSpeed Engine Team
1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:17.574 –.—- –.—- 7 110.681 Honda Andretti Autosport
2 9 Scott Dixon 1:17.827 0.2526 0.2526 8 110.322 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
3 12 Will Power 1:17.882 0.3076 0.0550 10 110.244 Chevy Team Penske
4 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:17.959 0.3844 0.0768 10 110.135 Chevy Team Penske
5 98 Marco Andretti 1:18.088 0.5136 0.1292 9 109.953 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport with CA
6 10 Ed Jones 1:18.138 0.5643 0.0507 9 109.882 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
7 15 Graham Rahal 1:18.166 0.5923 0.0280 11 109.842 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
8 27 Alexander Rossi 1:18.274 0.6996 0.1073 10 109.692 Honda Andretti Autosport
9 26 Zach Veach 1:18.354 0.7799 0.0803 14 109.579 Honda Andretti Autosport
10 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:18.371 0.7967 0.0168 11 109.556 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with VS
11 19 Pietro Fittipaldi 1:18.444 0.8700 0.0733 16 109.454 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
12 39 Santino Ferrucci 1:18.599 1.0252 0.1552 17 109.237 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
13 21 Spencer Pigot 1:18.729 1.1548 0.1296 9 109.058 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
14 30 Takuma Sato 1:18.746 1.1714 0.0166 14 109.035 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
15 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:18.776 1.2015 0.0301 9 108.993 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
16 88 Colton Herta 1:18.826 1.2519 0.0504 17 108.923 Chevy Harding Racing
17 60 Jack Harvey 1:18.931 1.3568 0.1049 13 108.779 Honda Meyer Shank Racing with SPM
18 23 Charlie Kimball 1:18.964 1.3896 0.0328 11 108.733 Chevy Carlin
19 14 Tony Kanaan 1:19.061 1.4870 0.0974 10 108.599 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
20 4 Matheus Leist 1:19.092 1.5175 0.0305 17 108.558 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
21 6 Carlos Munoz 1:19.093 1.5183 0.0008 12 108.556 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
22 20 Jordan King 1:19.163 1.5890 0.0707 15 108.459 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
23 59 Max Chilton 1:19.174 1.5997 0.0107 11 108.445 Chevy Carlin
24 8 Patricio O'Ward 1:19.190 1.6156 0.0159 13 108.423 Chevy Harding Racing
25 1 Josef Newgarden No Time Chevy Team Penske

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