Andretti tops practice 3 in Sonoma

Marco Andretti
Marco Andretti

Mired at the back of the grid all season, Marco Andretti found something this weekend in Sonoma. He was near the top most of the day on Friday and on Saturday morning he turned the fastest lap to lead Practice 3 with a lap of 1m16.306s.

Juan Montoya, fighting to keep his Penske seat, was 2nd just 0.070sec behind Andretti and ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay in 3rd. In fact the Andretti cars were 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th – their best result on a road course this year.

Championship contenders Will Power and Simon Pagenaud were 4th and 6th respectively.

Results

Rank Car Driver Name Make Time Speed Diff Gap Best Lap Total Laps
1 27 Andretti, Marco Honda 01:16.3052 112.522 –.—- –.—- 5 9
2 2 Montoya, Juan Pablo Chevy 01:16.3756 112.418 0.0704 0.0704 6 8
3 28 Hunter-Reay, Ryan Honda 01:16.4339 112.332 0.1287 0.0583 9 12
4 12 Power, Will Chevy 01:16.4396 112.324 0.1344 0.0057 8 11
5 26 Munoz, Carlos Honda 01:16.4418 112.321 0.1366 0.0022 7 19
6 22 Pagenaud, Simon Chevy 01:16.4557 112.300 0.1505 0.0139 9 15
7 98 Rossi, Alexander (R) Honda 01:16.4685 112.282 0.1633 0.0128 2 10
8 41 Hawksworth, Jack Honda 01:16.4808 112.263 0.1756 0.0123 7 10
9 9 Dixon, Scott Chevy 01:16.6003 112.088 0.2951 0.1195 13 13
10 83 Kimball, Charlie Chevy 01:16.6253 112.052 0.3201 0.0250 8 12
11 3 Castroneves, Helio Chevy 01:16.7132 111.923 0.4080 0.0879 2 14
12 14 Sato, Takuma Honda 01:16.7187 111.915 0.4135 0.0055 2 11
13 15 Rahal, Graham Honda 01:16.7245 111.907 0.4193 0.0058 5 14
14 10 Kanaan, Tony Chevy 01:16.7355 111.891 0.4303 0.0110 2 13
15 5 Hinchcliffe, James Honda 01:16.7880 111.814 0.4828 0.0525 6 10
16 21 Newgarden, Josef Chevy 01:16.8624 111.706 0.5572 0.0744 5 6
17 7 Aleshin, Mikhail Honda 01:16.8815 111.678 0.5763 0.0191 6 14
18 20 Pigot, Spencer (R) Chevy 01:17.0086 111.494 0.7034 0.1271 5 11
19 19 Enerson, RC (R) Honda 01:17.0294 111.464 0.7242 0.0208 4 19
20 11 Bourdais, Sebastien Chevy 01:17.0444 111.442 0.7392 0.0150 11 12
21 8 Chilton, Max (R) Chevy 01:17.0486 111.436 0.7434 0.0042 7 12
22 18 Daly, Conor (R) Honda 01:17.0721 111.402 0.7669 0.0235 8 12

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