Honda IndyCar Detroit Friday Report

5/30/2014

Honda Racing Report

Friday, May 30, 2014

 

Dual at Detroit Friday Practice Report

Circuit:                             Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix (2.35-mile temporary street circuit) Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Mich.

2013 Winners:   Race 1 Mike Conway (Dale Coyne Racing Honda) 90.753 mph average

                            Race 2 Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda) 84.906 mph average

Weather:           Sunny, mild, 76 degrees F

       
   
 
 

 

Combined Top-10 Practice Session Results:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Engine – Chassis

Best Time

Notes

  1.

Simon Pagenaud

Schmidt Peterson Hamilton

Honda Dallara

1:17.6502

108.950 mph avg.

  2.

Mike Conway

Ed Carpenter Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

1:17.7149

+0.0647 sec.

  3.

Helio Castoneves

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:17.7171

 

  4.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:17.8966

 

  5.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:18.1674

 

  6.

Scott Dixon

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

1:18.2490

 

  7.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda Dallara

1:18.3006

 

  8.

James Hinchcliffe

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:18.3223

 

  9.

Ryan Briscoe

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

1:18.4500

 

10.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

1:18.6137

 

Other Honda-powered Result

12.

Carlos Munoz-R

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:18.6299

 

 

14.

Josef Newgarden

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Honda Dallara

1:18.6468

 

 

15.

Justin Wilson

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

1:18.8816

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:19.0057

 

 

17.

Jack Hawksworth-R

Bryan Herta Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:19.1898

 

 

18.

Carlos Huertas-R

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

1:19.3857

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.

Mikhail Aleshin-R

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda Dallara

1:19.6560

 

 

 

 

Pagenaud, Honda Head IndyCar Series Practice at Detroit

·       Honda seeking fourth and fifth consecutive 2014 IndyCar victories

·       Manufacturer defends sweep of both Detroit rounds in 2013

·       Honda drivers claim five of top 10 positions in practice

 

Honda-powered drivers led the way in Verizon IndyCar Series practice Friday for the Dual at Detroit doubleheader race weekend, with Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay leading the morning practice session, and finishing the day fifth overall, while 2013 Detroit winner Simon Pagenaud paced the afternoon session and the day.

 

Honda drivers claimed five of the top 10 positions, with Takuma Sato seventh fastest for A.J. Foyt Racing, James Hinchcliffe eighth for Andretti Autosport, and Graham Rahal rounding out the top 10 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

 

Activities continue Saturday in Detroit with qualifying and the first of this weekend’s 70-lap Verizon IndyCar Series races.  The sixth and seventh rounds of the 18-race 2014 season start at 3:30 p.m. EDT Saturday and Sunday, respectively, with live television coverage of both races on ABC.

 

Simon Pagenaud (#77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda) quickest in Friday practice:  "Detroit is a great track, I really love it.  You have to able to cope with the different track surfaces, asphalt and concrete, and be comfortable sliding the car.  It’s breathtaking after spending the last three weeks in Indianapolis.  [Winning here] last year was such a big day for us, the team really ‘went up a gear’ as a result and since then we’ve been competitive everywhere we go.”



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