Scott Dixon tops opening practice in Long Beach

Scott Dixon happy in Long Beach
Scott Dixon happy in Long Beach
Ralph Garcia/AR1.com

Ganassi NTT Data driver Scott Dixon topped opening practice for the Long Beach GP with a time of 1m07.636s. It looked like it was going to be a sweep of the top times by Honda drivers, but Helio Castroneves spoiled the Honda party with a late lap of 1m07.761s.

Sebastien Bourdais, who led most of the session was third in the #18 Dale Coyne Honda ahead of James Hinchcliffe (Honda) and Will Power (Chevy).

Except for a few minor spins, the session ran incident free.

Results

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap Laps Speed Engine
1 9 Scott Dixon 1:07.636 0.000 0.000 14 104.749 Honda
2 3 Helio Castroneves 1:07.761 0.1252 0.1252 15 104.556 Chevy
3 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:07.819 0.1830 0.0578 19 104.467 Honda
4 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:07.820 0.1838 0.0008 11 104.466 Honda
5 12 Will Power 1:07.906 0.2701 0.0863 18 104.333 Chevy
6 98 Alexander Rossi 1:07.970 0.3345 0.0644 19 104.234 Honda
7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:07.984 0.3485 0.0140 16 104.212 Honda
8 10 Tony Kanaan 1:08.055 0.4189 0.0704 16 104.105 Honda
9 1 Simon Pagenaud 1:08.167 0.5311 0.1122 13 103.933 Chevy
10 7 Mikhail Aleshin 1:08.167 0.5312 0.0001 20 103.933 Honda
11 15 Graham Rahal 1:08.182 0.5465 0.0153 19 103.910 Honda
12 27 Marco Andretti 1:08.255 0.6198 0.0733 16 103.798 Honda
13 14 Carlos Munoz 1:08.294 0.6580 0.0382 17 103.740 Chevy
14 2 Josef Newgarden 1:08.529 0.8938 0.2358 15 103.383 Chevy
15 19 Ed Jones 1:08.551 0.9150 0.0212 20 103.351 Honda
16 21 JR Hildebrand 1:08.628 0.9927 0.0777 21 103.234 Chevy
17 83 Charlie Kimball 1:08.690 1.0541 0.0614 18 103.142 Honda
18 26 Takuma Sato 1:08.729 1.0935 0.0394 18 103.083 Honda
19 4 Conor Daly 1:08.988 1.3524 0.2589 19 102.696 Chevy
20 20 Spencer Pigot 1:09.262 1.6262 0.2738 20 102.290 Chevy
21 8 Max Chilton 1:09.722 2.0859 0.4597 13 101.616 Honda

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