Rossi tops Dixon in final practice at Gateway

Rossi on top again
Rossi on top again

IndyCar rookie Pietro Fittipaldi, driving injured, thought he had turned the fastest lap in final practice Friday night for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at 182.294mph so he got out of the car for the night. Then Alexander Rossi went out and turned a faster lap at 183.060mph to lead the first practice session just as he did the first.

And to rub salt in the wounds, point leader nipped Fittipaldi as well to slot in 2nd quick at 183.022mph.

Ed Jones and Zach Veach rounded out the top-5 with Ryan Hunter-Reay a close 6th.

More to follow……

Final Practice Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap Laps FSpeed Engine Team
1 27 Alexander Rossi 24.582 –.—- –.—- 114 183.060 Honda Andretti Autosport
2 9 Scott Dixon 24.587 0.0051 0.0051 120 183.022 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
3 19 Pietro Fittipaldi 24.685 0.1033 0.0982 119 182.294 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
4 10 Ed Jones 24.689 0.1068 0.0035 104 182.268 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
5 26 Zach Veach 24.691 0.1092 0.0024 142 182.250 Honda Andretti Autosport
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 24.699 0.1167 0.0075 105 182.195 Honda Andretti Autosport
7 14 Tony Kanaan 24.756 0.1741 0.0574 69 181.773 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
8 15 Graham Rahal 24.865 0.2828 0.1087 149 180.978 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
9 18 Sebastien Bourdais 24.872 0.2902 0.0074 124 180.924 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with VS
10 12 Will Power 24.884 0.3014 0.0112 114 180.843 Chevy Team Penske
11 98 Marco Andretti 24.891 0.3089 0.0075 97 180.788 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport with CA
12 1 Josef Newgarden 24.919 0.3371 0.0282 61 180.584 Chevy Team Penske
13 30 Takuma Sato 24.934 0.3518 0.0147 122 180.477 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
14 22 Simon Pagenaud 24.936 0.3542 0.0024 87 180.460 Chevy Team Penske
15 5 James Hinchcliffe 25.088 0.5058 0.1516 87 179.369 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
16 88 Gabby Chaves 25.106 0.5239 0.0181 114 179.240 Chevy Harding Racing
17 21 Spencer Pigot 25.113 0.5313 0.0074 88 179.187 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
18 20 Ed Carpenter 25.133 0.5504 0.0191 81 179.051 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
19 59 Max Chilton 25.201 0.6186 0.0682 91 178.566 Chevy Carlin
20 4 Matheus Leist 25.297 0.7146 0.0960 88 177.889 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
21 23 Charlie Kimball 25.334 0.7521 0.0375 100 177.626 Chevy Carlin

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