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Andretti fastest in opening Indy 500 practice

Daniel Herrero

Tuesday 16th May, 2017 - 9:00am

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Marco Andretti has set the fastest lap in Practice 1 for the Indianapolis 500 while Fernando Alonso was 19th quickest.

Andretti clocked a 39.7636s lap (226.338mph, 364.256km/h) midway through the first, four-hour open practice session in his Andretti Autosports Honda.

Scott Dixon was second-fastest in his Chip Ganassi Honda, while Ed Carpenter led the Chevrolets in his eponymous team in third.

Will Power was the quickest of the Team Penske Chevrolet drivers in seventh, while 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion Alex Rossi was 13th for Andretti Herta Honda.

Alonso set the fastest lap during the the two-hour rookie orientation/refresher session, before improving during the day to score 19th in the open session.

Jack Harvey hit the wall at relatively low speed due to a steering failure in his Andretti Autosport Honda, while Graham Rahal’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda appeared to blow an engine in the final hour.

Practice continues each day through to Friday.

Practice 1: Indianapolis 500

Pos Driver C/A/E/T Time Diff Gap Best lap Total laps
1 Andretti, Marco D/H/H/F 39.7636 31 47
2 Dixon, Scott D/H/H/F 39.9475 0.1839 0.1839 30 41
3 Carpenter, Ed D/C/C/F 40.0056 0.2420 0.0581 34 48
4 Bourdais, Sebastien D/H/H/F 40.0400 0.2764 0.0344 45 50
5 Hunter-Reay, Ryan D/H/H/F 40.0755 0.3119 0.0355 39 45
6 Rahal, Graham D/H/H/F 40.1057 0.3421 0.0302 27 35
7 Power, Will D/C/C/F 40.1595 0.3959 0.0538 28 34
8 Kanaan, Tony D/H/H/F 40.1900 0.4264 0.0305 3 34
9 Aleshin, Mikhail D/H/H/F 40.2297 0.4661 0.0397 12 43
10 Sato, Takuma D/H/H/F 40.2527 0.4891 0.0230 29 55
11 Servia, Oriol D/H/H/F 40.2600 0.4964 0.0073 23 34
12 Montoya, Juan Pablo D/C/C/F 40.2670 0.5034 0.0070 25 26
13 Rossi, Alexander D/H/H/F 40.2719 0.5083 0.0049 22 52
14 Karam, Sage D/C/C/F 40.2869 0.5233 0.0150 28 47
15 Chilton, Max D/H/H/F 40.3163 0.5527 0.0294 36 52
16 Pagenaud, Simon D/C/C/F 40.3234 0.5598 0.0071 25 38
17 Hildebrand, JR D/C/C/F 40.3236 0.5600 0.0002 65 74
18 Kimball, Charlie D/H/H/F 40.3290 0.5654 0.0054 63 75
19 Alonso, Fernando (R) D/H/H/F 40.3543 0.5907 0.0253 15 20
20 Munoz, Carlos D/C/C/F 40.3969 0.6333 0.0426 47 49
21 Saavedra, Sebastian D/C/C/F 40.4325 0.6689 0.0356 36 39
22 Jones, Ed (R) D/H/H/F 40.4434 0.6798 0.0109 34 46
23 Howard, Jay D/H/H/F 40.4479 0.6843 0.0045 56 64
24 Newgarden, Josef D/C/C/F 40.4509 0.6873 0.0030 16 25
25 Hinchcliffe, James D/H/H/F 40.6745 0.9109 0.2236 22 33
26 Castroneves, Helio D/C/C/F 40.7778 1.0142 0.1033 18 33
27 Mann, Pippa D/H/H/F 40.8613 1.0977 0.0835 22 39
28 Daly, Conor D/C/C/F 40.8735 1.1099 0.0122 39 49
29 Pigot, Spencer D/C/C/F 41.2721 1.5085 0.3986 34 36
30 Veach, Zach (R) D/C/C/F 41.6865 1.9229 0.4144 18 23
31 Harvey, Jack (R) D/H/H/F 41.9634 2.1998 0.2769 10 14
32 Chaves, Gabby D/C/C/F 43.3376 3.5740 1.3742 6 6

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