Long Beach IndyCar: Dixon back on top in FP3

Just two ten-thousandths of a second separated Scott Dixon from Ryan Hunter-Reay in IndyCar’s final practice session before qualifying, as Honda-powered cars occupied seven of the top 10 times.

Long Beach IndyCar: Dixon back on top in FP3

Despite everyone using the harder primary tire and despite overnight rain washing away much of yesterday’s rubber, Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay got down to 1min07.1348sec and 1:07.1350 respectively for Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda and Andretti Autosport-Honda. That was just a one-tenth slower than yesterday’s best on red tires from Will Power.

It was Power’s Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud who was fastest Chevrolet driver in third, within the same tenth as Dixon and Hunter-Reay.

James Hinchcliffe was fourth, despite spending the last 10mins of the session down an escape road in his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda, with Takuma Sato ensuring Andretti Autosport was the only team with two cars in the top five.

Graham Rahal was sixth, with yesterday’s pacesetter Power in seventh, 0.13sec off the top, and Josef Newgarden eighth.

Sebastien Bourdais caused a red flag after striking the tires and stalling near the start of the session, but rebounded to claim ninth for Dale Coyne Racing-Honda.

Tony Kanaan’s Ganassi car had a sensor problem and he only completed five laps, compared with Dixon’s 18. TK finished 15th

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Location Streets of Long Beach
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Author David Malsher-Lopez
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