Rahal over Rossi in opening IndyCar practice

Graham Rahal
Graham Rahal

Graham Rahal led a Honda 1-2-3-4-5 in opening practice for the IndyCar GP at Watkins Glen. Rahal's time of 1m23.260s was 0.2 sec. faster that Alexander Rossi with Max Chilton and Scott Dixon close behind in 3rd and 4th.

On a cool but sunny day in the Finger Lakes of New York state, James Hinchcliffe rounded out the top-5 0.5 sec. behind Rahal.

Practice 1 Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap Laps FSpeed Engine Team
1 15 Graham Rahal 1:23.260 –.—- –.—- 19 145.712 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan
2 98 Alexander Rossi 1:23.469 0.2083 0.2083 14 145.348 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport
3 8 Max Chilton 1:23.515 0.2551 0.0468 18 145.267 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
4 9 Scott Dixon 1:23.549 0.2882 0.0331 15 145.209 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
5 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:23.773 0.5131 0.2249 12 144.819 Honda Schmidt Peterson
6 20 Spencer Pigot 1:23.843 0.5822 0.0691 16 144.700 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:23.844 0.5836 0.0014 14 144.697 Honda Andretti Autosport
8 27 Marco Andretti 1:23.874 0.6139 0.0303 16 144.645 Honda Andretti Autosport
9 2 Josef Newgarden 1:23.875 0.6145 0.0006 14 144.644 Chevy Team Penske
10 1 Simon Pagenaud 1:23.994 0.7338 0.1193 14 144.439 Chevy Team Penske
11 3 Helio Castroneves 1:23.998 0.7381 0.0043 15 144.431 Chevy Team Penske
12 14 Carlos Munoz 1:24.089 0.8286 0.0905 15 144.276 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
13 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:24.205 0.9447 0.1161 15 144.077 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
14 19 Ed Jones 1:24.407 1.1470 0.2023 15 143.732 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
15 10 Tony Kanaan 1:24.524 1.2636 0.1166 14 143.533 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
16 12 Will Power 1:24.550 1.2896 0.0260 15 143.489 Chevy Team Penske
17 26 Takuma Sato 1:24.634 1.3736 0.0840 13 143.347 Honda Andretti Autosport
18 21 JR Hildebrand 1:25.170 1.9095 0.5359 17 142.445 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
19 4 Conor Daly 1:25.253 1.9929 0.0834 15 142.306 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
20 7 Jack Harvey 1:25.564 2.3042 0.3113 20 141.788 Honda Schmidt Peterson
21 83 Charlie Kimball 6:44.257 5:20.9969 5:18.6927 2 30.011 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing

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