Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon put #9 Target Chevrolet atop the time sheets is this afternoon's Verizon IndyCar Series test session at Barber Motorsports Park. Reining series champion Will Power was second followed by Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud.
Graham Rahal was the fastest Honda driver in fifth. Some drivers, like Ryan Hunter-Reay, did not run many laps today because they were running out of tires. Testing with a new aero package and they limit the teams to 6 sets of tires over two days?
Each driver was given 6 sets of tires to use for the 2 day test in Barber. The teams are allowed to take one set home with them to use for testing at the next track. Some teams are testing are Sebring next week and other teams are going to NOLA to test Monday and Tuesday.
I talked with one of the tire engineers and he stated that the are using more pressure in the tires due to the increased downforce on the cars.
Full times below. Lucille Dust reporting for AR1.com from Barber Motorsports Park
|1||Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m07.3996s||0.0000s||49|
|2||Will Power||Team Penske||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m07.4984s||0.0988s||51|
|3||Helio Castroneves||Team Penske||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m07.5304s||0.1308s||60|
|4||Simon Pagenaud||Team Penske||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m07.5956s||0.1960s||54|
|5||Graham Rahal||Rahal Letterman Lanigan||Dallara/Honda||1m07.6203s||0.2207s||43|
|6||Charlie Kimball||Chip Ganassi Racing||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m07.6225s||0.2229s||50|
|7||Takuma Sato||AJ Foyt Enterprises||Dallara/Honda||1m07.6638s||0.2642s||29|
|8||Juan Pablo Montoya||Team Penske||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m07.7109s||0.3113s||50|
|9||Josef Newgarden||CFH Racing||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m07.7345s||0.3349s||39|
|10||James Hinchcliffe||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||Dallara/Honda||1m07.7796s||0.3800s||54|
|11||Tony Kanaan||Chip Ganassi Racing||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m07.8081s||0.4085s||47|
|12||Stefano Coletti||KV Racing Technology||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m07.8776s||0.4780s||39|
|13||Carlos Huertas||Dale Coyne Racing||Dallara/Honda||1m07.8868s||0.4872s||38|
|14||Ryan Hunter-Reay||Andretti Autosport||Dallara/Honda||1m07.9023s||0.5027s||26|
|15||Jack Hawksworth||AJ Foyt Enterprises||Dallara/Honda||1m07.9572s||0.5576s||50|
|16||Carlos Munoz||Andretti Autosport||Dallara/Honda||1m08.0116s||0.6120s||34|
|17||James Jakes||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||Dallara/Honda||1m08.0252s||0.6256s||36|
|18||Sebastien Bourdais||KVSH Racing||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m08.0915s||0.6919s||27|
|19||Luca Filippi||CFH Racing||Dallara/Chevrolet||1m08.1197s||0.7201s||61|
|20||Gabby Chaves||Bryan Herta Autosport||Dallara/Honda||1m08.1868s||0.7872s||49|
|21||Marco Andretti||Andretti Autosport||Dallara/Honda||1m08.3911s||0.9915s||31|
|22||Francesco Dracone||Dale Coyne Racing||Dallara/Honda||1m11.6317s||4.2321s||46|