Dixon tops opening IndyCar practice at Mid-Ohio

Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon

As the Hondas continue to tow a parachute around the track courtesy of their closed off Butt Bumpers, Scott Dixon led a Chevy 1-2-3-4-5 in opening practice for the Honda GP of Mid-Ohio in his Target Chip Ganassi Chevy.

The Penske Chevys of Will Power and Juan Montoya were 2nd and 3rd while Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves rounded out the top-5.

James Hinchcliffe was the fastest Honda in 6th as Chevy dominated the top of the speed charts and Honda the bottom. That has been the case all year except at Indy where the Chevys were also required to close off their butt bumpers. Given both brands were towing the same parachute around the track at Indy, the Hondas were competitive.

Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap FL Laps FSpeed Engine
1 9 Scott Dixon 1:04.449 0.000 0.000 22 22 126.127 Chevy
2 12 Will Power 1:04.568 0.1188 0.1188 18 31 125.895 Chevy
3 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 1:04.603 0.1543 0.0355 27 27 125.826 Chevy
4 10 Tony Kanaan 1:04.639 0.1896 0.0353 21 21 125.757 Chevy
5 3 Helio Castroneves 1:04.722 0.2726 0.0830 22 24 125.596 Chevy
6 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:04.756 0.3068 0.0342 16 28 125.530 Honda
7 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:04.771 0.3221 0.0153 25 28 125.500 Chevy
8 11 Sebastien Bourdais 1:04.866 0.4171 0.0950 23 25 125.316 Chevy
9 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:04.906 0.4568 0.0397 24 24 125.240 Honda
10 83 Charlie Kimball 1:04.921 0.4717 0.0149 11 25 125.211 Chevy
11 21 Josef Newgarden 1:05.010 0.5608 0.0891 26 26 125.039 Chevy
12 27 Marco Andretti 1:05.099 0.6497 0.0889 23 23 124.869 Honda
13 15 Graham Rahal 1:05.129 0.6794 0.0297 25 25 124.812 Honda
14 26 Carlos Munoz 1:05.175 0.7261 0.0467 13 27 124.722 Honda
15 18 Conor Daly 1:05.271 0.8219 0.0958 20 22 124.539 Honda
16 14 Takuma Sato 1:05.298 0.8486 0.0267 20 23 124.488 Honda
17 7 Mikhail Aleshin 1:05.310 0.8608 0.0122 11 28 124.465 Honda
18 20 Spencer Pigot 1:05.313 0.8643 0.0035 22 25 124.458 Chevy
19 41 Jack Hawksworth 1:05.507 1.0582 0.1939 24 25 124.090 Honda
20 8 Max Chilton 1:05.553 1.1035 0.0453 25 27 124.004 Chevy
21 19 RC Enerson 1:05.553 1.1042 0.0007 18 31 124.003 Honda
22 98 Alexander Rossi 1:05.750 1.3012 0.1970 25 30 123.631 Honda

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