Andretti Autosport dominates 13-car test at Barber

Andretti Autosport dominates 13-car test at Barber

While Andretti Autosport and Ed Carpenter Racing experienced constantly intended to exam at Barber, the

While Andretti Autosport and Ed Carpenter Racing experienced constantly intended to exam at Barber, the check arrived as a late plan addition for Chip Ganassi Racing, Meyer Shank Racing and Juncos Hollinger Racing, whose tries to exam on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway highway course very last week ended up thwarted by chilly weather.

Despite running Firestone key tires, Herta’s time in the morning was just a person-tenth of a second off Pato O’Ward’s pole time from last year’s race at the 2.366-mile 16-transform location in Birmingham, AL, set on employed Firestone ‘reds’, despite the fact that four-tenths off the Arrow McLaren SP-Chevy driver’s Q2 time set on refreshing alternates.

Herta wound up .13sec more quickly than teammate Rossi who started off very last year’s race on the entrance row, and Chip Ganassi Racing Honda’s defending champion Alex Palou, who also scored his to start with ever IndyCar get at Barber past April.

Rinus VeeKay was the speediest of the a few Chevrolet runners, slotting into fourth for Ed Carpenter Racing.

Rookie Devlin DeFrancesco was 7-tenths off Herta, but comfortably in advance of fellow newbie, Callum Ilott of Juncos Hollinger Racing.

Jimmie Johnson was 1.6sec slower than his quickest teammate, Palou.

In the afternoon, it was series sophomore Romain Grosjean who rose to the top rated of the moments to shade Herta by just one-tenth, although his very best time was .15sec off Herta’s best from the early morning.

Semi-teammate Pagenaud of Meyer Shank Racing also manufactured gains in the afternoon, to transfer up to 3rd, even though Johnson finally turned the most amount of laps, at 115.

The groups will now head west for this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside, just before returning to Barber for the fourth spherical of the season, held April 29 – May well 01.

a.m.

P Driver Workforce-Motor FL
1 Colton Herta Andretti Autosport-Honda 65.93
2 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport-Honda 66.06
3 Alex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 66.07
4 Rinus VeeKay Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 66.24
5 Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport-Honda 66.30
6 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 66.37
7 Helio Castroneves Meyer Shank Racing-Honda 66.48
8 Simon Pagenaud Meyer Shank Racing-Honda 66.54
9 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 66.58
10 Conor Daly Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 66.60
11 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner-Honda 66.62
12 Callum Ilott Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet 67.50
13 Jimmie Johnson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 67.67
 

p.m.

P Driver Group-Motor FL
1 Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport-Honda 66.08
2 Colton Herta Andretti Autosport-Honda 66.18
3 Simon Pagenaud Meyer Shank Racing-Honda 66.22
4 Alex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 66.32
5 Rinus VeeKay Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 66.40
6 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport-Honda 66.40
7 Helio Castroneves Meyer Shank Racing-Honda 66.55
8 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 66.59
9 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 66.66
10 Conor Daly Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 66.80
11 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner-Honda 66.85
12 Callum Ilott Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet 67.30
13 Jimmie Johnson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 67.83