Castroneves stays red-hot, tops opening practice

Helio Castroneves says take that youngsters
Helio Castroneves says take that youngsters

Don't tell Helio Castroneves he is too slow for IndyCars at his age. After dominating the last race in Iowa, Castroneves continues to show the younger drivers he's not over the hill just yet.

There are rumors that his boss Roger Penske wants to move him to sports cars next year, where open wheel drivers go when they are not fast enough for IndyCar and F1.

Castroneves turned a lap of 1m01.121s to lead a Team Penske 1-2–3 sweep in opening practice for the Honda Indy 200.

Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud were 3rd and 4th with the Hondas of Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal rounding out the top-10.

Toronto Practice 1 Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap FL Laps FSpeed Engine
1 3 Helio Castroneves 1:01.121 –.—- –.—- 14 20 105.194 Chevy
2 2 Josef Newgarden 1:01.510 0.3887 0.3887 20 21 104.530 Chevy
3 1 Simon Pagenaud 1:01.544 0.4234 0.0347 10 16 104.471 Chevy
4 9 Scott Dixon 1:01.704 0.5829 0.1595 11 16 104.201 Honda
5 15 Graham Rahal 1:01.724 0.6025 0.0196 13 19 104.168 Honda
6 20 Spencer Pigot 1:01.787 0.6655 0.0630 17 22 104.061 Chevy
7 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:01.845 0.7242 0.0587 14 19 103.963 Honda
8 10 Tony Kanaan 1:01.958 0.8369 0.1127 8 16 103.774 Honda
9 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:02.020 0.8993 0.0624 15 17 103.669 Honda
10 26 Takuma Sato 1:02.024 0.9030 0.0037 19 19 103.663 Honda
11 27 Marco Andretti 1:02.031 0.9103 0.0073 9 11 103.651 Honda
12 19 Ed Jones 1:02.093 0.9723 0.0620 15 18 103.547 Honda
13 14 Carlos Munoz 1:02.096 0.9751 0.0028 16 19 103.543 Chevy
14 8 Max Chilton 1:02.102 0.9813 0.0062 12 19 103.532 Honda
15 21 JR Hildebrand 1:02.108 0.9867 0.0054 22 22 103.523 Chevy
16 12 Will Power 1:02.224 1.1034 0.1167 16 20 103.329 Chevy
17 18 Esteban Gutierrez 1:02.271 1.1503 0.0469 21 23 103.251 Honda
18 98 Alexander Rossi 1:02.291 1.1702 0.0199 9 19 103.218 Honda
19 4 Conor Daly 1:02.819 1.6977 0.5275 20 20 102.352 Chevy
20 83 Charlie Kimball 1:02.869 1.7482 0.0505 21 22 102.269 Honda
21 7 Sebastian Saavedra 1:03.924 2.8029 1.0547 25 27 100.582 Honda

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