Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta turned a lap at 180.990 mph to top IndyCar test at Gateway, now known as Wide World Technology Raceway. Herta’s fast time came when the sun went down and the track temperature cooled.
Herta’s time of 24.8633s just nipped his teammate Alexander Rossi by 0.03s on the 1.25-mile banked oval.
Rookie Scott McLaughlin put the #3 Penske Chevy in third, just 0.08s behind Herta.
Ed Jones was an impressive 4th in the #18 Dale Coyne/Vasser Sullivan Honda.
Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe rounded out the top-6 and gave the Andretti team 4 of the top-6 speeds and Honda powered cars 5 of the top-6. Of course, no one was showing their true hand until race weekend.
Romain Grosjean showed himself well for the first time on an oval. He turned 166 laps and was 8th quick.
Tuesday Test Results
|1||26||Colton Herta||24.8633||0.000s||0.000s||114||180.990||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|2||27||Alexander Rossi||24.8956||0.0323||0.0323||118||180.755||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|3||3||Scott McLaughlin||24.9453||0.0820||0.0497||169||180.395||Chevy||Team Penske|
|4||18||Ed Jones||24.9829||0.1196||0.0376||103||180.123||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan|
|5||28||Ryan Hunter-Reay||24.9914||0.1281||0.0085||111||180.062||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|6||29||James Hinchcliffe||25.0841||0.2208||0.0927||108||179.397||Honda||Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport|
|7||21||Rinus VeeKay||25.1337||0.2704||0.0496||171||179.042||Chevy||Ed Carpenter Racing|
|8||51||Romain Grosjean||25.3625||0.4992||0.2288||166||177.427||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing w/Rick Ware Racing|
|9||14||Sebastien Bourdais||25.4585||0.5952||0.0960||91||176.758||Chevy||AJ Foyt Enterprises|
|10||4||Dalton Kellett||25.5615||0.6982||0.1030||170||176.046||Chevy||AJ Foyt Enterprises|
|11||20||Ed Carpenter||25.6159||0.7526||0.0544||159||175.672||Chevy||Ed Carpenter Racing|