Will Power tops Day 2 of Indy 500 practice

Dan Herrero

Wednesday 17th May, 2017 - 8:50am

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Will Power and Helio Castroneves

Will Power has clocked the fastest lap in Practice 2 for the Indianapolis 500 on a day when Fernando Alonso finished 24th quickest.

Power lapped the 2.5mi superspeedway in a best time of 40.0613s (224.656mph, 361.549km/h) on his 47th of 71 laps in the #12 Team Penske Chevrolet.

The effort was slower than Marco Andretti’s Practice 1 benchmark (39.7636s) during a windy day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Helio Castroneves went to second place in the final hour, finishing the day less than 0.1s adrift of his team-mate, while Gabby Chaves took his Harding Racing Chevrolet to third in the last 10 minutes of the six-hour session.

Ed Carpenter was credited with the fastest non-tow lap of 40.3874s in his Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet.

Alonso finished the day 24th fastest in the McLaren/Andretti Autosport Honda but gained his first genuine experience running in traffic as he completed a session-high 117 laps.

The day ran largely incident-free, though Mikhail Aleshin did lightly touch the Turn 2 wall late in the piece in his Schmidt Peterson Honda.

Practice 3 starts on Thursday morning at 0200 AEST, while qualifying commences on Saturday (local time).

Practice 2: Indianapolis 500

Pos Driver C/A/E/T Time Diff Gap Best lap Total laps
1 Power, Will D/C/C/F 40.0613 47 71
2 Castroneves, Helio D/C/C/F 40.1271 0.0658 0.0658 49 68
3 Chaves, Gabby D/C/C/F 40.1802 0.1189 0.0531 85 87
4 Hunter-Reay, Ryan D/H/H/F 40.1857 0.1244 0.0055 6 78
5 Karam, Sage D/C/C/F 40.2430 0.1817 0.0573 23 69
6 Sato, Takuma D/H/H/F 40.2584 0.1971 0.0154 11 106
7 Aleshin, Mikhail D/H/H/F 40.2736 0.2123 0.0152 8 58
8 Pagenaud, Simon D/C/C/F 40.2829 0.2216 0.0093 9 86
9 Hildebrand, JR D/C/C/F 40.2952 0.2339 0.0123 37 84
10 Newgarden, Josef D/C/C/F 40.3305 0.2692 0.0353 32 59
11 Carpenter, Ed D/C/C/F 40.3874 0.3261 0.0569 24 82
12 Muñoz, Carlos D/C/C/F 40.3997 0.3384 0.0123 51 81
13 Dixon, Scott D/H/H/F 40.4403 0.3790 0.0406 54 60
14 Rossi, Alexander D/H/H/F 40.4530 0.3917 0.0127 14 98
15 Jones, Ed (R) D/H/H/F 40.4948 0.4335 0.0418 38 85
16 Bourdais, Sebastien D/H/H/F 40.4952 0.4339 0.0004 67 91
17 Kanaan, Tony D/H/H/F 40.5481 0.4868 0.0529 4 49
18 Servia, Oriol D/H/H/F 40.5550 0.4937 0.0069 39 65
19 Kimball, Charlie D/H/H/F 40.5792 0.5179 0.0242 43 72
20 Rahal, Graham D/H/H/F 40.5884 0.5271 0.0092 66 100
21 Montoya, Juan Pablo D/C/C/F 40.5961 0.5348 0.0077 49 58
22 Veach, Zach (R) D/C/C/F 40.6084 0.5471 0.0123 43 68
23 Chilton, Max D/H/H/F 40.6818 0.6205 0.0734 39 75
24 Alonso, Fernando (R) D/H/H/F 40.7187 0.6574 0.0369 23 117
25 Andretti, Marco D/H/H/F 40.7220 0.6607 0.0033 51 82
26 Pigot, Spencer D/C/C/F 40.7922 0.7309 0.0702 42 66
27 Saavedra, Sebastian D/C/C/F 40.8554 0.7941 0.0632 39 55
28 Daly, Conor D/C/C/F 40.8565 0.7952 0.0011 48 67
29 Hinchcliffe, James D/H/H/F 40.8847 0.8234 0.0282 31 60
30 Howard, Jay D/H/H/F 40.8862 0.8249 0.0015 61 72
31 Harvey, Jack (R) D/H/H/F 41.1065 1.0452 0.2203 55 82
32 Mann, Pippa D/H/H/F 41.1732 1.1119 0.0667 41 47
33 Andretti, Marco D/H/H/F 41.8939 1.8326 0.7207 6 6