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Wednesday, May 15 10:07am
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Team Penske top first official Indianapolis 500 practice

Action at the Indianapolis 500 has started with Team Penske at the top of the pile in Practice 1.

 

Will Power led teammate Simon Pagenaud at the end of day one. Team owner-driver Ed Carpenter was third overall with the third Team Penske entry of Helio Castroneves in third.

 

Colton Herta was the top rookie in fifth overall. Sebastian Bourdais, Zach Veach, Alexander Rossi, Marco Andretti and Ed Jones completed the top 10 running order.

 

Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon was 13th overall behind 11th placed Spencer Pigot and 12th placed Ryan Hunter-Reay.

 

Indianapolis 500 returnee Fernando Alonso was bogged down in 32nd with technical gremlins limiting the Spaniard to 50 laps.

 

Pigot completed the most laps of anyone with 128 laps.

 

The first practice session ran without incident. Herta’s car stopped out on track, which brought out the Full Course Yello briefly in what was an otherwise trouble-free day for the officials.

 

Practice 2 takes place on Thursday morning at 3:00am and will run through to 10:00am New Zealand Standard Time. Practice 3 continues on Friday and will be followed by Practice 4 on Saturday. 

 

Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 begins on Sunday (NZST) and continues on Monday. 

 

103rd Indianapolis 500, Practice 1
 
Pos Driver Laps Time Diff Int Speed
1 Will Power  68 39.1738     229.745
2 Simon Pagenaud  81 39.1810 0.0072 0.0072 229.703
3 Ed Carpenter  105 39.3610 0.1872 0.1800 228.653
4 Helio Castroneves  67 39.3974 0.2236 0.0364 228.441
5 Colton Herta  74 39.4246 0.2508 0.0272 228.284
6 Sébastien Bourdais  110 39.4318 0.2580 0.0072 228.242
7 Zach Veach  109 39.4506 0.2768 0.0188 228.133
8 Alexander Rossi  92 39.4631 0.2893 0.0125 228.061
9 Marco Andretti  81 39.4736 0.2998 0.0105 228.000
10 Ed Jones  105 39.4795 0.3057 0.0059 227.966
11 Spencer Pigot  128 39.5021 0.3283 0.0226 227.836
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay  80 39.5358 0.3620 0.0337 227.642
13 Scott Dixon  97 39.5730 0.3992 0.0372 227.428
14 Takuma Sato  90 39.6042 0.4304 0.0312 227.249
15 J.R. Hildebrand  113 39.6125 0.4387 0.0083 227.201
16 Santino Ferrucci  95 39.6330 0.4592 0.0205 227.083
17 Josef Newgarden  60 39.6474 0.4736 0.0144 227.001
18 Felix Rosenqvist  81 39.6774 0.5036 0.0300 226.829
19 Conor Daly  99 39.6963 0.5225 0.0189 226.721
20 Graham Rahal  90 39.7354 0.5616 0.0391 226.498
21 Kyle Kaiser  10 39.7509 0.5771 0.0155 226.410
22 Charlie Kimball  69 39.8507 0.6769 0.0998 225.843
24 Tony Kanaan  66 39.9161 0.7423 0.0654 225.473
25 James Hinchcliffe  99 39.9582 0.7844 0.0421 225.235
27 Max Chilton  76 40.0274 0.8536 0.0692 224.846
29 Marcus Ericsson  83 40.0532 0.8794 0.0258 224.701
30 Sage Karam  32 40.0686 0.8948 0.0154 224.615
31 Matheus Leist  85 40.1150 0.9412 0.0464 224.355
32 Fernando Alonso  50 40.1496 0.9758 0.0346 224.162
33 Jordan King  42 40.1834 1.0096 0.0338 223.973
34 Pippa Mann  25 40.1948 1.0210 0.0114 223.910
35 Patricio O'Ward  13 40.2646 1.0908 0.0698 223.521
36 James Davison  30 40.2660 1.0922 0.0014 223.514
37 Oriol Servia  60 40.3063 1.1325 0.0403 223.290
38 Ben Hanley  14 40.6235 1.4497 0.3172 221.547
39 Jack Harvey  5 40.8157 1.6419 0.1922 220.503

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