Rossi tops opening IndyCar practice at Road America

Alexander Rossi

American Alexander Rossi turned the fastest lap in opening practice for the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America Friday morning. Rossi's fast lap in his Andretti NAPA Honda of 1m43.329s was 0.23 sec faster than Penske-Chevy driver Simon Pagenaud.

Will Power, Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon rounded out the top-5.

The session ended under red when Ryan Hunter-Reay beached his #28 Andretti DHL Honda in the pea gravel outside Turn 14 and had to be towed out.

There were three Chevys and two Hondas in the top-5.

Mexican Esteban Gutierrex, subbing for the injured Sebastien Bourdais in the #18 Dale Coyne Honda was 19th quick 2.3 sec. off the pace.

Mercedes DTM driver Robert Wickens frpm Canada, subbing for Mikhail Aleshin this morning, was 20th quick also 2.3 sec off the pace.

Practice 1 Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap Laps FSpeed Engine
1 98 Alexander Rossi 1:43.329 –.—- –.—- 7 139.849 Honda
2 1 Simon Pagenaud 1:43.562 0.2340 0.2340 9 139.533 Chevy
3 12 Will Power 1:43.751 0.4223 0.1883 12 139.280 Chevy
4 2 Josef Newgarden 1:43.778 0.4495 0.0272 9 139.243 Chevy
5 9 Scott Dixon 1:43.899 0.5709 0.1214 8 139.081 Honda
6 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:43.905 0.5762 0.0053 8 139.074 Honda
7 8 Max Chilton 1:44.048 0.7198 0.1436 11 138.882 Honda
8 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:44.068 0.7396 0.0198 8 138.855 Honda
9 27 Marco Andretti 1:44.097 0.7682 0.0286 9 138.817 Honda
10 3 Helio Castroneves 1:44.325 0.9964 0.2282 8 138.513 Chevy
11 15 Graham Rahal 1:44.459 1.1305 0.1341 9 138.336 Honda
12 83 Charlie Kimball 1:44.475 1.1463 0.0158 10 138.315 Honda
13 19 Ed Jones 1:44.588 1.2597 0.1134 11 138.165 Honda
14 14 Carlos Munoz 1:44.622 1.2939 0.0342 10 138.120 Chevy
15 20 Spencer Pigot 1:44.771 1.4426 0.1487 10 137.924 Chevy
16 10 Tony Kanaan 1:45.000 1.6713 0.2287 8 137.623 Honda
17 26 Takuma Sato 1:45.360 2.0316 0.3603 8 137.152 Honda
18 21 JR Hildebrand 1:45.606 2.2777 0.2461 11 136.833 Chevy
19 18 Esteban Gutierrez 1:45.626 2.2972 0.0195 4 136.808 Honda
20 7 Robert Wickens 1:45.682 2.3538 0.0566 11 136.734 Honda
21 4 Conor Daly 1:45.692 2.3635 0.0097 9 136.722 Chevy

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