Indy 500: Dixon leads Ganassi 1-2-3 in apply for High 12

The 90-minute session became delayed by half an hour when a vintage IndyCar dropped oil on the be conscious. As soon as the session purchased began, Romain Grosjean’s Andretti Autosport-Honda delivered a extraordinarily constant four laps to design a 231.672, while Alex Palou ran three laps that dipped to 232.745-232.534.

Felix Rosenqvist’s Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet became in a space to split them, but then three-time polesitter Ed Carpenter’s first two laps had been 233s, and his fourth had greatest dipped down to 232.689, so that his four-lap moderate became 232.958mph. Personnel Penske-Chevrolet’s greatest representative in the High 12, 2018 winner Will Energy, became a tubby 1mph off.

Pato O’Ward, by disagreement, became greatest 0.037mph off, echoing his worthy performance that left him second quickest on Day 1 of qualifying. Jimmie Johnson produced a 232.454mph moderate, but teammate Marcus Ericsson became the distinguished person of the first runs. His first and quickest lap wasn’t rather as apt as Carpenter’s but he bled off less speed all around the four laps and came up with an moderate of 232.960 – 0.002 sooner than the ECR owner/driver.

Scott Dixon produced a lunge that regarded very esteem Palou’s first, but esteem Palou he bailed after three laps. Rinus VeeKay then produced the first quickest first lap – 233.378mph – but had points on his third and fourth laps. Palou ran all any other time as did Rosenqvist but neither improved. Nonetheless, Grosjean did, clocking 232.070mph moderate to trip into sixth in the four-lap averages.

Then four-time polesitter Dixon hit the be conscious all any other time, and acquire change into the first 234mph lap of the day, and his third and fourth laps had been 233.5s. The result became a startling moderate of 233.774mph – almost 0.8mph sooner somebody else’s moderate. Certainly, his moderate became 0.4mph sooner than his opponents’ most effective laps.

Takuma Sato had a vicious-looking jog in his Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda at Flip 1 and ducked out of his first lunge, while Tony Kanaan suffered electrical points.

Ericsson’s 233.283mph moderate on his second lunge became a outcomes of fantastic consistency from the Swede, losing greatest 0.25mph all over his four laps and after an aborted second lunge by Energy, Johnson hit the be conscious and made it a Ganassi 1-2-3 with a 233.261mph moderate. VeeKay wasn’t in a space to respond as his third and fourth laps had been affluent, while on his third lunge, he dropped from 233.5 to 231.8 because the be conscious temperatures went from 88 to 97degF, even though it improved his moderate to trip as much as seventh.

Sato misplaced 2mph from Lap 1 to Lap 2 on his final lunge, after atmosphere a 233.441mph on his opener.

Simplest four-lap averages

Pos Driver Personnel-Engine 4-lap ave.
1 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 233.774mph
2 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 233.283mph
3 Jimmie Johnson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 233.261mph
4 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 232.958mph
5 Pato O’Ward Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet 232.921mph
6 Alex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 232.763mph
7 Rinus VeeKay Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 232.626mph
8 Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport-Honda 232.070mph
9 Will Energy Personnel Penske-Chevrolet 231.990
10 Felix Rosenqvist Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet 231.787mph
11 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 229.991mph
12 Takuma Sato Dale Coyne Racing w/ RWR-Honda 229.929mph

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