Jimmie Johnson still struggling to extract max speed out of an IndyCar

7-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has wrapped up his final IndyCar preseason IndyCar test at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday.  It was a private test with all four Ganassi IndyCar drivers and once again Johnson was 1-second slower than his teammates.

Johnson has improved slightly from when he started in IndyCar, so he is moving in the right direction, but he is not going to win any races over 1-second off the pace.

Johnson knows he is not going to win any races in his first year, but if he gets closer to the front by the end of the year, look for Johnson to still be racing IndyCars in 2022.

Tuesday Ganassi Team Test Times

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap Laps Speed Engine Team
1 9 Scott Dixon 1:05.7743 0.000 0.000 85 125.885 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
2 10 Alex Palou 1:05.9229 0.1486 0.1486 110 125.601 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
3 8 Marcus Ericsson 1:06.2147 0.4404 0.2918 120 125.048 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 1:07.1315 1.3572 0.9168 164 123.340 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing