Detroit: Power leads Chevy 1-2-3-4 in opening practice (Update)

UPDATE The morning practice session was relatively smooth. Mikhail Aleshin, driving the #7 entry for Schmidt-Petersen Racing caused 2 red flags during the one hour and 15 minute session. The first time his car stalled in turn 4 after a spin and the second time, he made contact with the tire barrier in Turn 7. Aleshin was held 10 minutes when the practice session resumed for causing the red flags. Lucille Dust reporting from Detroit

06/03/16 Honda had its day in the sun at Indy but now we are back on a street circuit and Chevy is back on top. Will Power led a Chevy 1-2-3-4 of the top times in opening practice for the Detroit GP IndyCar race. The fastest Honda, James Hinchcliffe, was nearly a second a lap slower.

Power's lap of 1m15.020s was a half-second faster that Penske teammate Helio Castroneves who clocked in at 1m15.580s.

Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud and James Hinchcliffe rounded out the top-5.

Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi was only 18th, still learning a track he never saw before.

Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap FL Laps FSpeed Engine
1 12 Will Power 1:15.020 0.000 0.000 17 21 112.770 Chevy
2 3 Helio Castroneves 1:15.580 0.5600 0.5600 15 21 111.935 Chevy
3 9 Scott Dixon 1:15.754 0.7346 0.1746 15 22 111.677 Chevy
4 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:15.903 0.8831 0.1485 13 19 111.458 Chevy
5 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:15.941 0.9211 0.0380 17 25 111.403 Honda
6 15 Graham Rahal 1:16.029 1.0097 0.0886 13 18 111.273 Honda
7 11 Sebastien Bourdais 1:16.073 1.0538 0.0441 14 20 111.208 Chevy
8 21 Josef Newgarden 1:16.134 1.1146 0.0608 12 17 111.119 Chevy
9 27 Marco Andretti 1:16.325 1.3049 0.1903 22 22 110.842 Honda
10 26 Carlos Munoz 1:16.325 1.3051 0.0002 23 23 110.842 Honda
11 14 Takuma Sato 1:16.339 1.3194 0.0143 20 20 110.821 Honda
12 7 Mikhail Aleshin 1:16.373 1.3528 0.0334 17 20 110.773 Honda
13 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 1:16.459 1.4390 0.0862 13 20 110.648 Chevy
14 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:16.715 1.6953 0.2563 10 20 110.278 Honda
15 18 Conor Daly 1:16.872 1.8525 0.1572 19 25 110.053 Honda
16 10 Tony Kanaan 1:16.954 1.9344 0.0819 14 20 109.936 Chevy
17 41 Jack Hawksworth 1:16.987 1.9671 0.0327 16 18 109.889 Honda
18 98 Alexander Rossi 1:17.189 2.1690 0.2019 15 26 109.602 Honda
19 83 Charlie Kimball 1:17.543 2.5230 0.3540 18 18 109.101 Chevy
20 20 Spencer Pigot 1:17.869 2.8496 0.3266 20 27 108.644 Chevy
21 19 Gabby Chaves 1:17.870 2.8502 0.0006 23 23 108.643 Honda
22 8 Max Chilton 1:18.110 3.0900 0.2398 27 27 108.309 Chevy

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