Rossi Leads Race Day Warm-Up In Long Beach
Verizon P1 Award winner Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda for Andretti Autosport picked on Sunday morning where he left off on Saturday by leading the field in race day warm up ahead of this afternoon’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner set a fastest time of 01:07.5366s ending the session just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was third for Andretti Autosport who set a time of 01:07.8040s ending the session just ahead of defending series champion Josef Newgarden who led his Penske team mate’s Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda ended the session seventh place with a fastest time of 01:08.2528s.
Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda ended the session in eighth place with a time of 01:08.3490s ending the session just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot.
It was a great session for Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton who rounded out the top ten in his No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet with a time of 01:08.4152s.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Panasonic Honda ended the session in 11th place with a time of 01:08.5519s ending the session just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Zachary Claman DeMelo.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 Total Honda ended the session in 13th place just ahead of Bryan Herta Autosport’s Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda ended the session in 15th place just ahead of his team mate Jack Harvey. Ed Jones in the No.20 NTT DATA Honda was 17th fastest for Chip Ganassi Racing with a time of 01:08.747s.
Matheus Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet ended the session in 18th place just ahead of his AJ Foyt Racing team mate Tony Kanaan.
Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet ended the session in 20th place just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Group One Thousand One Honda ended the session in 22nd place for Andretti Autosport. Kyle Kaiser was 23rd fastest for Juncos Racing while Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves rounded out the order in 24th place.