Castroneves leads Chevy 1-2-3-4 in opening session at PIR

Castroneves with the latest Chevy aero package
Castroneves with the latest Chevy aero package

With a lap time of 19.5858s, Helio Castroneves led a Team Penske 1-2 in today's opening session of the Verizon IndyCar Series test at Phoenix International Raceway. Will Power was second a mere one-hundredth of a second off Castroneves' fast time as both drivers lapped the 1-mile Avondale, AZ oval quicker than Arie Luyendyk's nearly twenty-year-old track record.

Ed Carpenter Racing's Josef Newgarden was third, with Juan Pablo Montoya completing a Chevrolet sweep of the top-four spots. Graham Rahal was the fastest Honda in fifth.

Session 1 Results

Rank Car Driver Name Make Time Speed Diff Gap Best Lap Total Laps
1 3 Castroneves, Helio Chevy 00:19.5858 187.850 –.—- –.—- 46 48
2 12 Power, Will Chevy 00:19.5931 187.780 0.0073 0.0073 41 42
3 21 Newgarden, Josef Chevy 00:19.6810 186.942 0.0952 0.0879 75 77
4 2 Montoya, Juan Pablo Chevy 00:19.7836 185.972 0.1978 0.1026 15 35
5 15 Rahal, Graham Honda 00:19.8501 185.349 0.2643 0.0665 33 34
6 22 Pagenaud, Simon Chevy 00:19.8522 185.330 0.2664 0.0021 56 70
7 27 Andretti, Marco Honda 00:19.9517 184.405 0.3659 0.0995 43 49
8 9 Dixon, Scott Chevy 00:19.9517 184.405 0.3659 0.0000 39 46
9 20 Carpenter, Ed Chevy 00:20.0086 183.881 0.4228 0.0569 17 23
10 10 Kanaan, Tony Chevy 00:20.0432 183.564 0.4574 0.0346 29 41
11 7 Chaves, Gabby Honda 00:20.2287 181.880 0.6429 0.1855 46 47
12 83 Kimball, Charlie Chevy 00:20.2293 181.875 0.6435 0.0006 41 47
13 28 Hunter-Reay, Ryan Honda 00:20.2500 181.689 0.6642 0.0207 31 54
14 8 Chilton, Max (R) Chevy 00:20.2709 181.502 0.6851 0.0209 37 48
15 5 Hinchcliffe, James Honda 00:20.2938 181.297 0.7080 0.0229 19 40
16 14 Sato, Takuma Honda 00:20.3268 181.002 0.7410 0.0330 30 47
17 26 Munoz, Carlos Honda 00:20.3817 180.515 0.7959 0.0549 48 60
18 11 Bourdais, Sebastien Chevy 00:20.4011 180.343 0.8153 0.0194 34 35
19 18 Daly, Conor (R) Honda 00:20.4261 180.122 0.8403 0.0250 50 50
20 19 Filippi, Luca Honda 00:20.4364 180.032 0.8506 0.0103 47 63
21 41 Hawksworth, Jack Honda 00:20.8167 176.743 1.2309 0.3803 11 20

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