Bourdais tops opening IndyCar practice in Detroit

Sebastien Bourdais
Sebastien Bourdais

After getting beaten fairly badly at the Indy 500 last week, the Honda teams came out strong in the opening practice for this weekend's Detroit GP on Belle Isle.

Dale Coyne Racing's Sebastien Bourdais led the Honda 1 thru 8 sweep with a time of 1m17.855s to nip Scott Dixon by just 0.0623s.

Graham Rahal who won both Detroit races last year was third quick 0.1285s behind.

Andretti Autosport drivers Alexander Rossi and Marco Andretti rounded out the top-5.

The biggest surprise was American F2 driver and Haas F1 reserve driver Santino Ferrucci who was 6th quick.

Practice 1 Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap FSpeed Engine Team
1 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:17.855 –.—- –.—- 108.664 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with VS
2 9 Scott Dixon 1:17.917 0.0623 0.0623 108.577 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
3 15 Graham Rahal 1:17.983 0.1285 0.0662 108.485 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
4 27 Alexander Rossi 1:18.150 0.2959 0.1313 108.253 Honda Andretti Autosport
5 98 Marco Andretti 1:18.301 0.4464 0.1505 108.045 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport with CA
6 19 Santino Ferrucci 1:18.312 0.4572 0.0108 108.030 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:18.337 0.4821 0.0357 107.995 Honda Andretti Autosport
8 26 Zach Veach 1:18.353 0.4984 0.0163 107.973 Honda Andretti Autosport
9 1 Josef Newgarden 1:18.400 0.5452 0.0468 107.909 Chevy Team Penske
10 14 Tony Kanaan 1:18.461 0.6066 0.0614 107.824 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
11 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:18.642 0.7880 0.1814 107.575 Chevy Team Penske
12 30 Takuma Sato 1:18.678 0.8236 0.0356 107.527 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
13 12 Will Power 1:18.903 1.0482 0.2246 107.221 Chevy Team Penske
14 59 Max Chilton 1:18.930 1.0752 0.0270 107.184 Chevy Carlin
15 6 Robert Wickens 1:18.972 1.1179 0.0427 107.126 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
16 23 Charlie Kimball 1:19.091 1.2361 0.1182 106.966 Chevy Carlin
17 20 Jordan King 1:19.172 1.3174 0.0813 106.856 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
18 4 Matheus Leist 1:19.193 1.3388 0.0214 106.827 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
19 21 Spencer Pigot 1:19.410 1.5557 0.2169 106.535 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
20 10 Ed Jones 1:19.547 1.6925 0.1368 106.352 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
21 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:19.697 1.8428 0.1503 106.152 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
22 88 Gabby Chaves 1:20.285 2.4308 0.5880 105.374 Chevy Harding Racing
23 32 Rene Binder 1:21.836 3.9818 0.7751 103.377 Chevy Juncos Racing

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