On a Friday classified by the driver as “very productive”, Helio Castroneves was the fastest on the first day of practice in Edmonton, Canada, venue of the 11th race of the IZOD IndyCar Series on Sunday.
The driver of the Team Penske Dallara pointed out the advance of DW12 Chevrolet #3 between the first and second practice. “In the first session, the car was a little unbalanced and worked hard on many things, but we knew what they would be. So when we put new tires, the result proved that we were right on, “said the 3rd place holder of the championship.
Despite the good performance on this first day of activities, Helio estimated that the work is just beginning and there is much still ahead. “But we started well and this is very good,” said Castroneves, who runs in Edmonton with the colors of Penske Truck Rental.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Helio Castroneves Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m16.4920s 2. Scott Dixon Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m16.4947s + 0.0027s 3. Mike Conway Foyt Dallara-Honda 1m16.5122s + 0.0202s 4. James Hinchcliffe Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m16.5740s + 0.0820s 5. Alex Tagliani Herta Dallara-Honda 1m16.6505s + 0.1585s 6. Dario Franchitti Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m16.6875s + 0.1955s 7. Justin Wilson Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m16.6985s + 0.2065s 8. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m16.7067s + 0.2147s 9. Will Power Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m16.7168s + 0.2248s 10. Rubens Barrichello KV Dallara-Chevy 1m16.8078s + 0.3158s 11. Josef Newgarden Fisher Dallara-Honda 1m16.8225s + 0.3305s 12. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Dallara-Honda 1m16.8350s + 0.3430s 13. Graham Rahal Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m16.8482s + 0.3562s 14. Marco Andretti Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m16.8999s + 0.4079s 15. Tony Kanaan KV Dallara-Chevy 1m16.9230s + 0.4310s 16. Ryan Briscoe Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m16.9331s + 0.4411s 17. EJ Viso KV Dallara-Chevy 1m16.9715s + 0.4795s 18. Takuma Sato Rahal Dallara-Honda 1m16.9741s + 0.4821s 19. James Jakes Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m17.2266s + 0.7346s 20. Charlie Kimball Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m17.2478s + 0.7558s 21. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Dallara-Chevy 1m17.2593s + 0.7673s 22. JR Hildebrand Panther Dallara-Chevy 1m17.3555s + 0.8635s 23. Oriol Servia Panther/DRR Dallara-Chevy 1m17.4791s + 0.9871s 24. Simona de Silvestro HVM Dallara-Lotus 1m17.8749s + 1.3829s 25. Ed Carpenter Carpenter Dallara-Chevy 1m17.9263s + 1.4343s