Kyle Kirkwood in the No.27 AutoNation Honda was the pacesetter on the opening day of traction for Sunday’s Honda Indy on the streets of Toronto. 01:00.8075s and ended the day just ahead of his teammate Romain Grosjean in the No.28 DHL Honda who set a 01:00.8575s ending the session just ahead of Arrow McLaren’s Felix Rosenqvist who was the fastest Chevrolet-powered driver with a time of 01:00.8607s just ahead of Colton Herta.
Scott McLaughlin ended the session in the No.3 Gallagher Chevrolet in fifth place, just ahead of Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Honda, just ahead of Alexander Rossi.
Pato O’Ward was eighth, while Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden and Will Power rounded out the top ten. Defending Toronto race winner Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was 11th just ahead of Alex Palou and Callum Ilott who was quick for Juncos Hollinger Racing.
Helio Castroneves was 14th just ahead of David Malukas and Graham Rahal while Christian Lundgaard was 17th just ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay. Devlin DeFrancesco, the only Canadian in the field was 19th just ahead of Agustin Canapino who rounded out the top twenty.
Jack Harvey was 21st just ahead of Marcus Armstrong and Rinus VeeKay. Sting Ray Robb was 23rd just ahead of Benjamin Pedersen while rookie Tom Blomqvist was 26th with a time of 01:03.7979s while Santino Ferrucci rounded out the order.