Andretti goes 224 mph to top morning times at Indianapolis

Bourdais was 11th quick in the morning
Bourdais was 11th quick in the morning

Marco Andretti led a Honda 1-2-3 atop the timesheets at almost 224 mph in the 2-hour morning practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series open test for all full-season veteran drivers. It will be followed on Tuesday by a day set aside for Indy 500 rookie orientation and refresher testing for veterans out of an Indy car for at least a year. Wednesday is reserved for manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda to test with a select number of drivers.

The April 30-May 2 testing dates rekindled memories of days gone by at IMS, to a time when the track opened for practice on May 1 and the race ran on May 30 for a true “Thirty Days in May."

Takuma Sato was 2nd quick in his #30 Rahal Honda and Scott Dixon third in his Ganassi Honda.

Testing will resume after lunch break.

AM Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap Laps FSpeed Engine Team
1 98 Marco Andretti 40.179 –.—- –.—- 12 223.997 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport
2 30 Takuma Sato 40.294 0.1148 0.1148 30 223.359 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
3 9 Scott Dixon 40.323 0.1437 0.0289 20 223.199 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
4 88 Gabby Chaves 40.388 0.2089 0.0652 31 222.838 Chevy Harding Racing
5 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 40.408 0.2292 0.0203 14 222.727 Honda Andretti Autosport
6 15 Graham Rahal 40.420 0.2407 0.0115 17 222.663 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
7 20 Ed Carpenter 40.504 0.3244 0.0837 24 222.203 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
8 10 Ed Jones 40.539 0.3599 0.0355 29 222.008 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
9 5 James Hinchcliffe 40.602 0.4225 0.0626 29 221.666 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
10 22 Simon Pagenaud 40.648 0.4692 0.0467 32 221.411 Chevy Team Penske
11 18 Sebastien Bourdais 40.678 0.4988 0.0296 27 221.250 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
12 27 Alexander Rossi 40.682 0.5026 0.0038 26 221.230 Honda Andretti Autosport
13 14 Tony Kanaan 40.739 0.5598 0.0572 9 220.919 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
14 21 Spencer Pigot 40.740 0.5606 0.0008 28 220.915 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
15 3 Helio Castroneves 40.770 0.5914 0.0308 35 220.748 Chevy Team Penske
16 60 Jack Harvey 40.800 0.6208 0.0294 32 220.589 Honda Meyer Shank Racing
17 26 Zach Veach 40.836 0.6566 0.0358 15 220.395 Honda Andretti Autosport
18 1 Josef Newgarden 40.838 0.6588 0.0022 36 220.384 Chevy Team Penske
19 12 Will Power 40.871 0.6916 0.0328 39 220.207 Chevy Team Penske
20 59 Max Chilton 41.205 1.0257 0.3341 24 218.421 Chevy Carlin
21 23 Charlie Kimball 41.241 1.0622 0.0365 27 218.228 Chevy Carlin

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