Will Power tops practice 2 for the Portland GP (Update)

Will Power
Will Power

UPDATE More Friday observations added below.

08/31/18 Penske Chevy driver Will Power turned the fastest lap of 57.5053s in practice 2 for the Portland GP IndyCar race.

Marco Andretti and rookie Santino Ferrucci were a surprising 2nd and 3rd quick.

Point leader Scott Dixon and Jack Harvey rounded out the top-5.

More to follow……

Friday Observations from Portland

Friday crowd seemed very strong given it is paid, not free. Larger than Toronto free Friday our my estimation. Not enough food vendors.

Venue seems quite decent to be honest.

Locals seem very excited to have Indycar back

Decent number of grandstands set up.

People that were here in 2007 indicate that track and facility seems identical to 2007.

Track slowed as it warmed.

Power compared turn 1 to Cleveland, "hard to imagine everyone getting through there". Could ruin the title chase for someone

There will have to be give‎ and take as cars come out of pits as it is so close to turn 1

Sebastian Bourdais thinks track is very different from 2007 with the repaving and some new curbs.

Ferrucci & Harvey, as rookies, got an extra set of red tires so not that surprising they were near the top of the charts. Lets see what qualifying brings…

Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap FSpeed Engine Team
1 12 Will Power 57.405 –.—- –.—- 123.166 Chevy Team Penske
2 98 Marco Andretti 57.467 0.0615 0.0615 123.035 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport with CA
3 39 Santino Ferrucci 57.482 0.0765 0.0150 123.002 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
4 9 Scott Dixon 57.566 0.1609 0.0844 122.822 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
5 60 Jack Harvey 57.698 0.2931 0.1322 122.541 Honda Meyer Shank Racing with SPM
6 1 Josef Newgarden 57.715 0.3101 0.0170 122.505 Chevy Team Penske
7 88 Gabby Chaves 57.722 0.3169 0.0068 122.490 Chevy Harding Racing
8 26 Zach Veach 57.722 0.3172 0.0003 122.489 Honda Andretti Autosport
9 20 Jordan King 57.791 0.3862 0.0690 122.343 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
10 18 Sebastien Bourdais 57.825 0.4195 0.0333 122.273 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with VS
11 21 Spencer Pigot 57.831 0.4261 0.0066 122.259 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
12 5 James Hinchcliffe 57.847 0.4419 0.0158 122.225 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
13 22 Simon Pagenaud 57.855 0.4499 0.0080 122.209 Chevy Team Penske
14 23 Charlie Kimball 57.885 0.4797 0.0298 122.146 Chevy Carlin
15 10 Ed Jones 57.901 0.4961 0.0164 122.111 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
16 6 Carlos Munoz 57.914 0.5088 0.0127 122.084 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
17 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 57.925 0.5200 0.0112 122.061 Honda Andretti Autosport
18 59 Max Chilton 58.014 0.6092 0.0892 121.873 Chevy Carlin
19 19 Pietro Fittipaldi 58.083 0.6772 0.0680 121.730 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
20 15 Graham Rahal 58.096 0.6910 0.0138 121.701 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
21 30 Takuma Sato 58.123 0.7174 0.0264 121.646 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
22 14 Tony Kanaan 58.194 0.7884 0.0710 121.498 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
23 27 Alexander Rossi 58.248 0.8432 0.0548 121.383 Honda Andretti Autosport
24 4 Matheus Leist 58.249 0.8435 0.0003 121.383 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
25 32 Alfonso Celis Jr 58.526 1.1209 0.2774 120.807 Chevy Juncos Racing

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