Road America IndyCar: Hunter-Reay leads early warm-up session

Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay was P1 in the early warm-up session that allowed drivers to lap on alternate and primary tires and practice hot pitstops.

Road America IndyCar: Hunter-Reay leads early warm-up session

The 30-minute session which followed straight on from second practice and is a replacement for raceday warm-up, saw Hunter Reay lap in 1min44.4846sec, an average of 138.302mph. That was some 0.4192sec faster than Ed Jones in the Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa-Chevrolet.

Colton Herta was third fastest for Harding Steinbrenner Racing ahead of Zach Veach in a second Andretti machine, while Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan’s Sebastien Bourdais clocked fifth fastest.

Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi ensured all four Andretti machines were in the top six, while Tony Kanaan impressed again – as he had in FP1 this morning – with eighth fastest for AJ Foyt Racing-Chevy.

Graham Rahal was ninth for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda, while Santino Ferrucci – currently leading the Rookie of the Year standings, in 10th.

Takuma Sato briefly fell off the road at Canada Corner in the second RLLR car, while Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Marcus Ericsson knocked down some on-grass advertising hoardings between Turns 6 and 7.

Besides that, the session was trouble-free.

Tomorrow’s third practice begins at 11.00am local (Central) time, with qualifying starting at 3.00pm.

P Name FTime Diff Gap FSpeed Engine Team
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:44.485 --.---- --.---- 138.302 Honda Andretti Autosport
2 Ed Jones 1:44.904 0.4192 0.4192 137.749 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
3 Colton Herta 1:44.986 0.5015 0.0823 137.641 Honda Harding Steinbrenner Racing
4 Zach Veach 1:45.079 0.5946 0.0931 137.519 Honda Andretti Autosport
5 Sebastien Bourdais 1:45.161 0.6766 0.0820 137.412 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan
6 Marco Andretti 1:45.468 0.9836 0.3070 137.012 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco & Curb
7 Alexander Rossi 1:45.471 0.9862 0.0026 137.009 Honda Andretti Autosport
8 Tony Kanaan 1:45.738 1.2530 0.2668 136.663 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
9 Graham Rahal 1:45.805 1.3201 0.0671 136.576 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
10 Santino Ferrucci 1:45.855 1.3707 0.0506 136.511 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
11 Spencer Pigot 1:46.035 1.5509 0.1802 136.279 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
12 Max Chilton 1:46.092 1.6070 0.0561 136.207 Chevy Carlin
13 Josef Newgarden 1:46.135 1.6500 0.0430 136.152 Chevy Team Penske
14 Matheus Leist 1:46.262 1.7771 0.1271 135.989 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
15 Takuma Sato 1:46.326 1.8418 0.0647 135.906 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
16 Felix Rosenqvist 1:46.663 2.1787 0.3369 135.477 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
17 Marcus Ericsson 1:46.722 2.2373 0.0586 135.402 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
18 Patricio O'Ward 1:46.780 2.2958 0.0585 135.328 Chevy Carlin
19 Will Power 1:46.962 2.4774 0.1816 135.098 Chevy Team Penske
20 Scott Dixon 1:47.018 2.5332 0.0558 135.028 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
21 Simon Pagenaud 1:47.591 3.1060 0.5728 134.309 Chevy Team Penske
22 Jack Harvey 1:47.713 3.2287 0.1227 134.156 Honda Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM
23 James Hinchcliffe 1:48.103 3.6189 0.3902 133.672 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

 

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