Sato tops IndyCar Toronto GP Practice 3

Takuma Sato
Takuma Sato

In an extremely tight practice session, Takuma Sato came out on top of the 3rd practice session for the IndyCars on the streets of Toronto Saturday morning. Sato's lap of 58.678s in his Rahal Honda was just 0.0973s faster than the Penske Chevy of Josef Newgarden who crashed in Turn 8 at the very end of the session trying to avoid Robert Wickens who stuffed his SPM Honda head-on into the tire barrier with 15s to go in the session.

Will Power was third quick in his Penske Chevy with Alexander Rossi and Spencer Pigot rounding out the top-5.

Sato said the primary black tires Firestone brought to Toronto are very grippy, so grippy in fact that no one bother to do any qualifying simulations on the softer red tire.

Practice 3 Results

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap Laps Engine Team
1 30 Takuma Sato 58.678 0.0000s 0.0000s 22 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
2 1 Josef Newgarden 58.775 0.0973 0.0973 20 Chevy Team Penske
3 12 Will Power 58.876 0.1981 0.1008 20 Chevy Team Penske
4 27 Alexander Rossi 58.900 0.2220 0.0239 21 Honda Andretti Autosport
5 21 Spencer Pigot 58.953 0.2752 0.0532 20 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
6 9 Scott Dixon 58.957 0.2792 0.0040 22 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
7 6 Robert Wickens 59.013 0.3351 0.0559 21 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
8 15 Graham Rahal 59.016 0.3380 0.0029 20 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
9 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 59.037 0.3589 0.0209 21 Honda Andretti Autosport
10 10 Ed Jones 59.120 0.4425 0.0836 24 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
11 98 Marco Andretti 59.209 0.5310 0.0221 21 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport with CA
12 18 Sebastien Bourdais 59.229 0.5515 0.0205 21 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with VS
13 22 Simon Pagenaud 59.300 0.6227 0.0712 23 Chevy Team Penske
14 5 James Hinchcliffe 59.357 0.6792 0.0565 22 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
15 26 Zach Veach 59.525 0.8473 0.1681 22 Honda Andretti Autosport
16 14 Tony Kanaan 59.539 0.8610 0.0137 22 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
17 59 Max Chilton 59.674 0.9966 0.1356 23 Chevy Carlin
18 20 Jordan King 59.681 1.0028 0.0062 21 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
19 4 Matheus Leist 59.740 1.0628 0.0600 24 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
20 88 Conor Daly 59.783 1.1058 0.0430 18 Chevy Harding Racing
21 19 Zachary Claman De Melo 59.918 1.2404 0.1346 22 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
22 32 Rene Binder 59.994 1.3161 0.0757 27 Chevy Juncos Racing
23 23 Charlie Kimball 1:00.015 1.3371 0.0210 18 Chevy Carlin

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