Franchitti fastest in final Sonoma IndyCar practice

Franchitti fastest in final Sonoma IndyCar practice


Franchitti fastest in final Sonoma IndyCar practice


Dario Franchitti finished comfortably on top in the third IndyCar practice session at Sonoma. The Scot waited until the second half of the session before making his first appearance on the track and immediately shot to the top of the timing screens for Ganassi.

His fastest lap of 1m18.0988s, set on his first flying lap, was more than a second quicker than anyone else in the field at that point. That margin was reduced as others improved, but the lap that took Andretti driver Ryan Hunter-Reay to second-fastest was still more than 0.2sec off Franchitti’s pace.

Sebastien Bourdais was third fastest for Dragon, ahead of Scott Dixon and Justin Wilson.

Qualifying follows at 2.30pm local time.

Pos  Driver               Team/Engine      Time        Gap 1.  Dario Franchitti     Ganassi/Honda    1m18.0988s 2.  Ryan Hunter-Reay     Andretti/Chevy   1m18.3542s  +0.2554s 3.  Sebastien Bourdais   Dragon/Chevy     1m18.5513s  +0.4525s 4.  Scott Dixon          Ganassi/Honda    1m18.5643s  +0.4655s 5.  Justin Wilson        Coyne/Honda      1m18.5695s  +0.4707s 6.  Helio Castroneves    Penske/Chevy     1m18.6593s  +0.5605s 7.  Marco Andretti       Andretti/Chevy   1m18.7551s  +0.6563s 8.  Charlie Kimball      Ganassi/Honda    1m18.7604s  +0.6616s 9.  Graham Rahal         Rahal/Honda      1m18.7912s  +0.6924s10.  Simona de Silvestro  KV/Chevy         1m18.8062s  +0.7074s11.  James Hinchcliffe    Andretti/Chevy   1m18.8745s  +0.7757s12.  James Jakes          Rahal/Honda      1m18.8927s  +0.7939s13.  Tristan Vautier      Schmidt/Honda    1m18.9115s  +0.8127s14.  Ryan Briscoe         Panther/Chevy    1m18.9199s  +0.8211s15.  Will Power           Penske/Chevy     1m19.0436s  +0.9448s16.  Sebastian Saavedra   Dragon/Chevy     1m19.0843s  +0.9855s17.  Simon Pagenaud       Schmidt/Honda    1m19.0889s  +0.9901s18.  Takuma Sato          Foyt/Honda       1m19.0982s  +0.9994s19.  EJ Viso              Andretti/Chevy   1m19.1701s  +1.0713s20.  JR Hildebrand        Barracuda/Honda  1m19.1808s  +1.0820s21.  Tony Kanaan          KV/Chevy         1m19.7045s  +1.6057s22.  Josef Newgarden      Fisher/Honda     1m19.9050s  +1.8062s23.  Lucas Luhr           Fisher/Honda     1m20.3230s  +2.2242s24.  James Davison        Coyne/Honda      1m20.5516s  +2.4528s25.  Ed Carpenter         Carpenter/Chevy  1m20.9619s  +2.8631sAll drivers use Dallara DW12 chassis

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