Dixon fastest as Hondas continue to dominate in St. Pete

Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon led a 1-6 sweep of the top speeds in final practice ahead of qualifying for the Firestone GP St. Petersburg Saturday morning. James Hinchcliffe was 2nd quick just 0.04sec behind Dixon followed by Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi who made a big improvement from Friday's practice.

Max Chilton was 4th in the 2nd Chip Ganassi car with Sebastien Bourdais rounding out the top-5 for Dale Coyne Racing.

Marco Andretti was 6th ahead of the fastest Chevy driven by Josef Newgarden who brushed the wall on his final lap trying hard to catch the Hondas.

Hondas had 8 of the top-10 times.

Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap Laps FSpeed Engine
1 9 Scott Dixon 1:01.624 0.000 0.000 18 105.154 Honda
2 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:01.666 0.0420 0.0420 22 105.082 Honda
3 98 Alexander Rossi 1:01.702 0.0775 0.0355 19 105.022 Honda
4 8 Max Chilton 1:01.748 0.1237 0.0462 17 104.943 Honda
5 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:01.763 0.1394 0.0157 24 104.917 Honda
6 27 Marco Andretti 1:01.809 0.1845 0.0451 19 104.840 Honda
7 2 Josef Newgarden 1:01.823 0.1989 0.0144 17 104.816 Chevy
8 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:01.855 0.2310 0.0321 20 104.761 Honda
9 10 Tony Kanaan 1:01.856 0.2322 0.0012 22 104.759 Honda
10 12 Will Power 1:01.917 0.2926 0.0604 13 104.657 Chevy
11 1 Simon Pagenaud 1:02.031 0.4070 0.1144 25 104.464 Chevy
12 83 Charlie Kimball 1:02.035 0.4105 0.0035 20 104.458 Honda
13 15 Graham Rahal 1:02.079 0.4553 0.0448 27 104.383 Honda
14 14 Carlos Munoz 1:02.329 0.7049 0.2496 21 103.965 Chevy
15 3 Helio Castroneves 1:02.331 0.7074 0.0025 12 103.960 Chevy
16 21 JR Hildebrand 1:02.417 0.7934 0.0860 22 103.817 Chevy
17 26 Takuma Sato 1:02.420 0.7965 0.0031 19 103.812 Honda
18 20 Spencer Pigot 1:02.421 0.7967 0.0002 24 103.812 Chevy
19 19 Ed Jones 1:02.493 0.8688 0.0721 20 103.692 Honda
20 7 Mikhail Aleshin 1:02.597 0.9728 0.1040 22 103.520 Honda
21 4 Conor Daly 1:02.779 1.1548 0.1820 21 103.220 Chevy

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