Dixon heads opening IndyCar practice at Mid-Ohio

Dixon heads opening IndyCar practice at Mid-Ohio


Dixon heads opening IndyCar practice at Mid-Ohio


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