Honda's Pagenaud Leads Final Indy Practice

5/24/2013


Honda Racing Report

Friday, May 24, 2013

 

Indianapolis 500                                                                            “Carb Day” Final Practice Report

Circuit:                Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval) Speedway, IN

2012 Winner:       Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 167.734 mph average

Weather:              Sunny, mild, 61 degrees F

 

 

Indianapolis 500 Carb Day Final Practice Top-10:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Engine - Chassis

Best Lap Speed

Notes

  1.

Simon Pagenaud

Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports

Honda Dallara

225.827

 

  2.

E.J. Viso

HVM/Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

225.304

 

  3.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

225.053

 

  4.

Scott Dixon-W

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

224.870

 

  5.

Sebastien Bourdais

Dragon Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

224.848

 

  6.

Dario Franchitti-W

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

224.688

 

  7.

James Jakes

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

224.622

 

  8.

Katherine Legge

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda Dallara

224.409

 

  9.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

224.293

 

10.

Alex Tagliani

Barracuda Racing/BHA

Honda Dallara

224.231

 

 

Other Honda-powered Results:

12.

Justin Wilson

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

224.112

 

16.

Josef Newgarden

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Honda Dallara

223.814

 

19.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda Dallara

223.737

 

20.

Charlie Kimball

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

223.666

 

22.

Ryan Briscoe

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

223.549

 

23.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

223.307

 

24.

Tristan Vautier-R

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda Dallara

223.277

 

29.

Conor Daly-R

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda Dallara

221.773

 

31.

Ana Beatriz

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda Dallara

220.786

 

33.

Pippa Mann

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda Dallara

149.106

Ran only 6 laps

W – Previous Indianapolis 500 Race Winner                               R – Indianapolis 500 Rookie

 

 

Honda’s Pagenaud Leads Final Indy 500 Practice

 

Honda-powered Simon Pagenaud of Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports led the 33-car starting field Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the traditional “Carb Day” final practice session leading up to Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

 

Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy 500 winner, finished the day fourth after leading the time sheets earlier in the hour-long session.  Dixon’s Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Dario Franchitti, also spent time at the top of the speed charts before ending the day sixth-fastest as Honda drivers took six of the top 10 positions in the session.  James Jakes ran seventh-fastest, for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, followed by Katherine Legge in eighth for the Sam Schmidt organization, with 2011 pole qualifier Alex Tagliani rounding out the top-10 for Barracuda Racing/Bryan Herta Autosport.

 

The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 starts at 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, May 26, with live television coverage on ABC. 

 

Simon Pagenaud (#77 Hewlett Packard Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda) fastest in the final practice prior to the Indianapolis 500:  “The car is really good in race trim. We are really happy with the way it used up the tires, the way it goes through its stints. Honda has done a lot of work before qualifying and after qualifying.  Honda’s mentality is to go racing and that’s exactly what they’re doing. They provided us with an engine that is clearly a lot better, so it's a good sign for the race."



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