Honda Barber IndyCar Friday Practice Report

4/25/2014

Honda Racing Report

Friday, April 25, 2014

 

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Friday Practice

Circuit:                             Barber Motorsports Park (2.3-mile road course), Birmingham, Alabama

2013 Winner:     Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport), 110.818 mph race average

Weather:           Sunny, mild, 74 degrees F

       
   
 
 

 

Combined Top-10 Practice Session Results:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Engine – Chassis

Best Time

Notes

  1.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:08.7836

120.378 mph avg.

  2.

Sebastien Bourdais

KVSH Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

1:08.9311

+0.1475 sec.

  3.

Josef Newgarden

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Honda Dallara

1:08.9336

 

  4.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:08.9746

 

  5.

James Hinchcliffe

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:09.0036

 

  6.

Helio Castroneves

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:09.0094

 

  7.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:09.0930

 

  8.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:09.1395

 

  9.

Scott Dixon

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

1:09.1484

 

10.

Simon Pagenaud

Schmidt Peterson Hamilton

Honda Dallara

1:09.1506

 

Other Honda-powered Results

12.

Carlos Munoz-R

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:09.2307

 

 

13.

Justin Wilson

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

1:09.2906

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda Dallara

1:09.4793

 

 

17.

Mikhail Aleshin-R

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda Dallara

1:09.5049

 

 

19.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

1:09.6552

 

 

20.

Carlos Huertas-R

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

1:09.7998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.

Oriol Servia

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

1:09.8695

 

 

23.

Jack Hawksworth-R

Bryan Herta Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:09.8718

 

 

 

 

Hunter-Reay Heads Field in Practice at Honda Grand Prix of Alabama

·       Honda drivers claim three of top five positions in practice

·       Defending race winner Hunter-Reay quickest in both sessions

·       23 cars separated by just 1.1 seconds

 

Defending race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay led the way in Verizon IndyCar Series practice Friday for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, as Honda-powered drivers posted three of the top five times in a pair of practice sessions around the scenic 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park road course in Birmingham, Ala.

 

Hunter-Reay led both the morning and afternoon practice sessions, in a tightly-packed field that saw just 1.1 seconds separating all 23 drivers.  Josef Newgarden recorded the third-quickest time of the day for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, with Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport teammate, James Hinchcliffe, rounding out the top five in his Honda Dallara.

 

Activities continue Saturday at the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, with a final practice session, followed by Firestone Fast Six qualifying that will set the 23-car field for Sunday’s 90-lap race.  The third round of the 18-race 2014 season starts at 2:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, with live television coverage on the NBC Sports Network.

 

Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda) quickest in Friday practice:  "The track was good today, although it’s quite a bit hotter [temperatures] than we’re used to seeing here, so we had to constantly adapt to the changing conditions.  The forecast is for it to continue warming up as the weekend continues, so finding the right setup for qualifying will be a moving target, but I expect all four Andretti Autosport Hondas to be at the front tomorrow.”



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