Will Power tops IndyCar test at Barber circuit

Will Power sets the pace in IndyCar testing at Barber Motorsports Park

Will Power sets the pace in IndyCar testing at Barber Motorsports Park

Penske pilot Will Power ended the IndyCar test with the fastest time as 25 cars went under the official lap record at the Barber Motorsports Park.

Power topped both the morning and afternoon runs, clocking 1:09.8529s and 1:07.8625s respectively.

Helio Castroneves, Power’s highly decorated team-mate, was a mere .07s off to be second overall while Andretti Autosports driver James Hinchliffe was third quickest.

“The car is incredibly hooked up here,” the Toowoomba-born Power said.

“I never felt quick in this car. It’s good to have Penske 1-2. It’s only the first day of testing but it shows we’ve worked hard in the winter and I think as a team we’re determined to tick a couple of boxes this year.”

Power was beaten to the IndyCar Championship last year at the final race in California when he crashed, handing the title to Andretti driver Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Testing continues tomorrow ahead of the Championship kicking off on the streets of St Petersburg, Florida, with the Honda Grand Prix on March 24.

 Overall test times 

1 Will Power 1:07.8625 58 laps
2 Helio Castroneves 1:07.9388 57
3 James Hinchliffe 1:07.9869 56
4 Mike Conway 1:08.1584 42
5 EJ Viso 1:08.2301 40
6 Simona de Silvestro 1:08.2301 28
7 Oriol Servia 1:08.2477 58
8 Scott Dixon 1:08.2543 32
9 Josef Newgarden 1:08.3260 47
10 Simon Pagenaud 1:08.3535 52
11 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:08.3557 39
12 Marco Andretti 1:08.4123 52
13 Charlie Kimball 1:08.4629 45
14 Alex Tagliani 1:08.4798 49
15 Tony Kaanan 1:08.4940 31
16 AJ Allmendinger 1:08.5098 56
17 JR Hilderbrand 1:08.52.50 24
18 Tristan Vautier(r) 1:08.5921 42
19 Takuma Sato 1:08.6877 32
20 Justin Wilson 1:08.8208 72
21 Graham Rahal 1:09.0141 54
22 Sebastien Bourdais 1:09.0215 27
23 Dario Franchitti 1:09.0381 24
24 Sebastien Saavedra 1:09.4749 41
25 Ed Carpenter 1:09.7659 57
26 Ana Beatriz 1:12.0076 31

 

 

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