Wickens tops IndyCar practice 3 at Road America

Running low downforce Wickens is quickest on Saturday morning
Running low downforce Wickens is quickest on Saturday morning

Zach Veach ran out of talent and spun at Road America just when all the drivers were on their fast lap, which brought out the red flag and all the fast laps were ruined. As a result, Robert Wickens was the only driver to get in the 1m42s range to lead the session at 1m42.99s on Firestone blacks. His time was over 3 seconds per lap slower than the CART IndyCar record set for this track by Dario Franchitti 18 years ago at 1m39.866s in his Honda, also on hard black race tires.

Ryan Hunter-Reay was 2nd quick in his Andretti Honda, 0.1810s back to give Honda a 1-2 for the session.

Simon Pagenaud (Chevy) was third, Alexander Rossi (Honda) 4th and Graham Rahal (Honda) 5th to round out the top-5.

Honda cars were 8 of the top-10 and the biggest surprise was Josef Newgarden – fastest in both sessions Friday – could only muster 13th best time this morning.

Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap FL Laps FSpeed Engine Team
1 6 Robert Wickens 1:42.992 –.—- –.—- 6 11 140.307 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:43.172 0.1810 0.1810 7 11 140.061 Honda Andretti Autosport
3 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:43.179 0.1878 0.0068 12 12 140.051 Chevy Team Penske
4 27 Alexander Rossi 1:43.183 0.1917 0.0039 3 10 140.046 Honda Andretti Autosport
5 15 Graham Rahal 1:43.197 0.2051 0.0134 14 14 140.028 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
6 9 Scott Dixon 1:43.548 0.5564 0.3513 9 14 139.553 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
7 26 Zach Veach 1:43.584 0.5928 0.0364 12 13 139.504 Honda Andretti Autosport
8 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:43.597 0.6059 0.0131 7 11 139.486 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
9 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:43.601 0.6098 0.0039 10 14 139.481 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with VS
10 12 Will Power 1:43.720 0.7282 0.1184 13 13 139.322 Chevy Team Penske
11 30 Takuma Sato 1:43.928 0.9364 0.1687 4 13 139.043 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
12 10 Ed Jones 1:43.932 0.9401 0.0037 10 16 139.038 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
13 1 Josef Newgarden 1:43.981 0.9891 0.0490 3 12 138.972 Chevy Team Penske
14 98 Marco Andretti 1:44.122 1.1301 0.1410 7 11 138.784 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport with CA
15 21 Spencer Pigot 1:44.302 1.3100 0.1799 11 12 138.545 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
16 20 Jordan King 1:44.307 1.3155 0.0055 5 11 138.537 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
17 14 Tony Kanaan 1:44.340 1.3484 0.0329 6 11 138.494 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
18 19 Zachary De Melo 1:44.396 1.4048 0.0564 6 12 138.419 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
19 4 Matheus Leist 1:44.502 1.5104 0.1056 8 15 138.279 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
20 23 Charlie Kimball 1:45.115 2.1239 0.6135 9 11 137.472 Chevy Carlin
21 59 Max Chilton 1:45.300 2.3086 0.1847 5 11 137.231 Chevy Carlin
22 32 Alfonso Celis Jr 1:45.361 2.3693 0.0607 13 13 137.152 Chevy Juncos Racing
23 88 Gabby Chaves 1:45.699 2.7077 0.3384 4 12 136.712 Chevy Harding Racing

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