Herta stays high of IndyCar Spring Coaching with startling lap

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On the time, with 67minutes of the three hour session nonetheless to run, Herta’s time was an incredible 1.4sec faster than his nearest opposition.

Crew Penske’s Will Energy whittled that deficit right down to zero.48sec three laps from the top, however then spun coming to the ultimate flip.

Non permanent – and former – teammate Helio Castroneves in a fourth Penske, was allowed to halt his full-fuel load runs to leap as much as third place, albeit 1sec off the final word lap from Herta.

Rookie Felix Rosenqvist outpaced Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda teammate by zero.0023sec to seize fourth spot, whereas Simon Pagenaud made it three Penskes within the high six win

Alexander Rossi was quickest of the Andretti Autosport-Hondas in seventh place, a few tenths quicker than Graham Rahal who confirmed main enchancment from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s kind on the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca take a look at final Friday.

Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci did a nice job to fit into ninth forward of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot who, together with Rosenqvist turned probably the most laps of the session (38).

Marcus Ericsson and James Hinchcliffe had been 11th and 12th for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, forward of Josef Newgarden within the fourth Penske entry.

Ryan Hunter-Reay, who needed to have a tow-in early within the three-hour session, narrowly edged teammate Marco Andretti, whereas RC Enerson was 18th within the quicker of the 2 Carlin-Chevys.

Ed Jones pipped former teammate Bourdais to ninth, whereas Kyle Kaiser’s Juncos Racing entry was 24th, three.25sec off Herta’s tempo after lacking the morning session.

Tony Kanaan’s AJ Foyt Racing-Chevy lunched its gearbox, so he solely accomplished six laps.

 

P No Identify FTime Diff Hole FL Laps LapTime LPit Led ST FSpeed Elapsed Engine Tire Factors Crew
1 88 Colton Herta 1:46.626 –.—- –.—- 11 22 1:55.zero24 21   24 115.132 2:59:36.720 Honda P 27 Harding Steinbrenner Racing
2 12 Will Energy 1:47.104 zero.4786 zero.4786 27 28 1:48.244 25   16 114.617 2:58:04.112 Chevy P 10 Crew Penske
three three Helio Castroneves 1:47.695 1.0691 zero.5905 35 36 2:06.033 33   22 113.989 2:58:15.408 Chevy P 2 Crew Penske
four 10 Felix Rosenqvist 1:48.045 1.4193 zero.3502 27 38 2:15.156 35   5 113.619 three:00:27.551 Honda P eight Chip Ganassi Racing Groups
5 9 Scott Dixon 1:48.zero47 1.4216 zero.0023 22 28 1:50.989 27   four 113.617 2:53:50.376 Honda P 7 Chip Ganassi Racing Groups
6 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:48.zero58 1.4324 zero.0108 23 33 2:05.953 29   18 113.605 three:00:23.929 Chevy P 17 Crew Penske
7 27 Alexander Rossi 1:48.122 1.4958 zero.0634 22 30 1:49.897 29   11 113.539 2:57:13.635 Honda P 21 Andretti Autosport
eight 15 Graham Rahal 1:48.341 1.7152 zero.2194 25 32 1:53.344 31   17 113.309 2:59:08.656 Honda P 12 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
9 19 Santino Ferrucci 1:48.385 1.7593 zero.0441 16 22 1:49.844 21   9 113.263 2:58:30.747 Honda P 14 Dale Coyne Racing
10 21 Spencer Pigot 1:48.399 1.7729 zero.0136 20 38 1:48.827 36   three 113.249 2:58:37.400 Chevy P 16 Ed Carpenter Racing
11 7 Marcus Ericsson 1:48.406 1.7799 zero.0070 22 28 1:50.884 25   25 113.241 2:56:55.838 Honda P 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport
12 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:48.410 1.7843 zero.0044 27 28 1:53.800 25   20 113.237 2:54:52.889 Honda P four Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
13 2 Josef Newgarden 1:48.421 1.7952 zero.0109 17 22 1:50.207 21   23 113.225 2:58:26.278 Chevy P 1 Crew Penske
14 26 Zach Veach 1:48.569 1.9435 zero.1483 22 26 1:49.728 24   13 113.071 2:55:44.945 Honda P 20 Andretti Autosport
15 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:48.710 2.zero838 zero.1403 20 21 1:49.256 19   12 112.925 2:42:33.834 Honda P 22 Andretti Autosport
16 98 Marco Andretti 1:48.714 2.0885 zero.0047 15 20 1:50.215 19   15 112.920 2:57:36.908 Honda P 28 Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian
17 60 Jack Harvey 1:48.901 2.2757 zero.1872 27 27 1:48.901 24   eight 112.726 2:58:20.517 Honda P 25 Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM
18 23 RC Enerson 1:48.996 2.3697 zero.0940 15 27 1:50.201 24   19 112.629 2:43:30.517 Chevy P 18 Carlin
19 20 Ed Jones 1:49.208 2.5819 zero.2122 19 28 1:48.975 26   10 112.410 2:58:49.238 Chevy P 15 Ed Carpenter Racing
20 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:49.223 2.5973 zero.0154 23 30 1:48.924 27   7 112.394 2:58:59.463 Honda P 13 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan
21 59 Max Chilton 1:49.266 2.6403 zero.0430 29 30 1:55.928 26   14 112.350 2:55:31.333 Chevy P 24 Carlin
22 four Matheus Leist 1:49.498 2.8717 zero.2314 11 17 2:07.782 16   1 112.112 2:59:54.320 Chevy P three AJ Foyt Enterprises
23 30 Takuma Sato 1:49.524 2.8981 zero.0264 11 19 2:14.076 17   2 112.085 three:00:09.071 Honda P 23 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
24 32 Kyle Kaiser 1:49.875 three.2489 zero.3508 34 34 1:49.875 32   21 111.727 2:46:48.326 Chevy Po 9 Juncos Racing
25 14 Tony Kanaan 1:51.079 four.4533 1.2044 6 6 1:51.079 5   6 110.516 41:10.484 Chevy P 11 AJ Foyt Enterprises