Scott Dixon continued his recent good form by topping the opening practice session for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio.
The Target Chip Ganassi racer, who comes into the weekend having won the previous three races, finished the morning with a best lap of 1m05.7096s, putting him just 0.02 second ahead of teammate Dario Franchitti. Reigning series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay rounded out the top three.
A mostly uneventful session was punctuated by just one significant incident, when Marco Andretti stopped at the kink right before the checkered flag was due.
Luca Filippi, making his first appearance with Bryan Herta Autosport, completed just eight laps but managed to register the 19th-best time, while fellow debutant James Davison at Dale Coyne Racing finished up in 21st.
Pos Driver Team/Engine Time Gap 1. Scott Dixon Ganassi/Honda 1m05.7096s 2. Dario Franchitti Ganassi/Honda 1m05.7375s +0.0279s 3. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti/Chevy 1m06.0464s +0.3368s 4. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt/Honda 1m06.1308s +0.4212s 5. James Hinchcliffe Andretti/Chevy 1m06.2018s +0.4922s 6. Justin Wilson Coyne/Honda 1m06.2407s +0.5311s 7. Marco Andretti Andretti/Chevy 1m06.2911s +0.5815s 8. Tristan Vautier Schmidt/Honda 1m06.3446s +0.6350s 9. Helio Castroneves Penske/Chevy 1m06.4224s +0.7128s10. Will Power Penske/Chevy 1m06.4622s +0.7526s11. Graham Rahal Rahal/Honda 1m06.5311s +0.8215s12. EJ Viso Andretti/Chevy 1m06.5319s +0.8223s13. Josef Newgarden Fisher/Honda 1m06.5791s +0.8695s14. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon/Chevy 1m06.6047s +0.8951s15. Charlie Kimball Ganassi/Honda 1m06.6970s +0.9874s16. Sebastian Saavedra Dragon/Chevy 1m06.7827s +1.0731s17. Tony Kanaan KV/Chevy 1m06.7978s +1.0882s18. Simona de Silvestro KV/Chevy 1m06.8099s +1.1003s19. Luca Filippi Herta/Honda 1m06.8836s +1.1740s20. Oriol Servia Panther/Chevy 1m06.9481s +1.2385s21. James Davison Coyne/Honda 1m07.0919s +1.3823s22. James Jakes Rahal/Honda 1m07.3270s +1.6174s23. Ed Carpenter Carpenter/Chevy 1m07.6823s +1.9727s24. Takuma Sato Foyt/Honda 1m08.1527s +2.4431sAll drivers use Dallara DW12 chassis