Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda who starts today’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey from second place on the grid led race day warm-up at a very misty WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca where he set a time of 01:12.8632s ending the session just ahead of polesitter Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda who set a time of 01:12.9651s while Takuma Sato in the No.30 Panasonic MiJack Honda was third with a time of 01:13.3539s.
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was fourth fastest with a time of 01:13.4673s just ahead of Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda who set a time of 01:13.4940s ending the session just ahead of Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet who set a 01:13.6180s.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda was seventh fastest with a time of 01:13.6317s ending the morning just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Ed Jones in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda setting a 01:13.6627s.
Championship leader Alex Palou in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda was ninth fastest with a time of 01:13.7181s while Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing’s Romain Grosjean in the No.51 Nurtec ODT Honda rounded out the top ten with a time of 01:13.7363s.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet was 11th with a time of 01:13.7544s. Helio Castroneves was 12th for Meyer Shank Racing with a time of 01:13.8148s. just ahead of Sebastien Bourdais.
Rinus VeeKay in the No.21 SONAX Chevrolet was 14th with a time of 01:13.8783s just ahead of defending series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda who set a fastest time of 01:14.1460s. Max Chilton was 16th with a time of 01:14.1988s ending the session just ahead of Jimmie Johson and Scott McLaughlin.
Oliver Askew was 19th just ahead of James Hinchcliffe and Pato O’Ward. Felix Rosenqvist was 22nd just ahead of Jack Harvey and Simon Pagenaud. Dalton Kellett was 25th just ahead of Conor Daly while Callum Ilott was 27th having brought out the red flag after crashing.