Honda IndyCar GP of Indy Practice Report

5/7/2015

Honda Racing Report

Thursday, May 7, 2015

 

Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Thursday Practice

Circuit:                             Indianapolis Motor Speedway Roadcourse (2.439-mile road course), Indianapolis, IN

2013 Winner:     Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda) 96.462 mph average

Weather:           Sunny, warm, 87 degrees F

       
   
 
  Nil:

 

Top-10 Afternoon Practice Session Results:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Manufacturer

Best Time

Notes

  1.

Scott Dixon

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

1:10.6971

124.197 mph average

  2.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:10.8118

+ 0.1147seconds

  3.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:10.8560

 

  4.

Sebastien Bourdais

KV Racing Technology

Chevrolet

1:10.8839

 

  5.

Helio Castroneves

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:10.9290

 

  6.

Simon Pagenaud

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:10.9527

 

  7.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda

1:11.1422

 

  8.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda

1:11.1859

 

  9.

Charlie Kimball

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

1:11.1982

 

10.

Sebastian Saavedra

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

1:11.2603

 

Other Honda-powered Results:

13.

James Hinchcliffe

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

1:11.3943

 

14.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:11.3958

 

15.

Jack Hawksworth

A.J. Foyt Racing

Honda

1:11.4177

 

16.

James Jakes

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

1:11.4635

 

18.

Carlos Munoz

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:11.4927

 

19.

Justin Wilson

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:11.7470

 

22.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:12.0331

 

23.

Carlos Huertas

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda

1:12.1009

 

24.

Gabby Chaves-R

Bryan Herta Autosport

Honda

1:12.1137

 

25.

Francesco Dracone-R

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda

1:12.8729

 

             

Sato, Rahal Lead Honda Contingent as Indy GP Practice Opens

·       Road race prelude to Indianapolis 500

·       Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis to run Saturday

 

Verizon IndyCar Series practice began Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, with Honda drivers Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato posting top-10 practice times around the 2.439-mile road course laid out inside the grounds of the famed 2.5-mile oval.

 

Sato posted the sixth fastest time in the morning session, and ran eighth in the generally quicker afternoon practice; while Rahal was eighth quickest in the morning, seventh in the afternoon.

 

Activities continue Friday with a final practice, followed by “Fast Six” knockout qualifying that will set the 25-car grid for Saturday’s 82-lap race.  The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, with live television coverage on ABC.

 

Video recaps from this month’s Honda racing activities at Indianapolis, including this weekend’s road race and the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, are being posted on the "Honda Racing/HPD" YouTube channel. Produced by the Carolinas Production Group, the video packages can be found in the 2015 HPD Trackside Video Playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV

 

Graham Rahal(#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda) on today’s practice:  “It was good to be the fastest Honda in the second session but we’ve got to get some predictability in the car. It’s on edge, which is how it’s been all year, but as I said to someone earlier, ‘if it’s on edge and fast, that’s cool but if it’s on edge and [not quickest], that’s obviously not so [good]’. We’ve got to find some more things to make the Steak ‘n Shake car faster in qualifying and on race day.”



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