Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais quickest in second practice
|By Mark Glendenning||Friday, August 1st 2014, 19:12 GMT|
Sebastien Bourdais ended the opening day of practice for this weekend's IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio by going fastest in Friday afternoon's session.
The Frenchman, who earned his first US single-seater win since Champ Car at Toronto two weeks ago, finished the afternoon on top with a best lap of 1m06.8271s.
"It was good," Bourdais said. "We finally had a good weekend in Toronto and capitalised on our pace, and it's great to be at the front here at Mid-Ohio.
"It's a fun place and a challenging track. We had a good test here last week and we're still digging, still looking for stuff."
Andretti's Carlos Munoz was second-fastest ahead of Takuma Sato, who himself had led the session earlier on.
Officials ended the session slightly early after Carlos Huertas spun and stopped at the entry to the final corner, bringing out a red flag with less than a minute remaining.
It was the second red flag of the afternoon, following on from a similarly harmless spin at Turn 4 by Simon Pagenaud.
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Pos Driver Team/Engine Time Gap Laps 1. Sebastien Bourdais KV/Chevy 1m06.8271s 17 2. Carlos Munoz Andretti/Honda 1m06.8810s 0.0539s 16 3. Takuma Sato Foyt/Honda 1m06.9065s 0.0794s 13 4. Justin Wilson Coyne/Honda 1m07.0583s 0.2312s 15 5. Ryan Briscoe Ganassi/Chevy 1m07.0840s 0.2569s 21 6. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti/Honda 1m07.0943s 0.2672s 12 7. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt/Honda 1m07.1077s 0.2806s 14 8. Carlos Huertas Coyne/Honda 1m07.1917s 0.3646s 19 9. Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt/Honda 1m07.2178s 0.3907s 13 10. Scott Dixon Ganassi/Chevy 1m07.2588s 0.4317s 12 11. Helio Castroneves Penske/Chevy 1m07.2846s 0.4575s 19 12. James Hinchcliffe Andretti/Honda 1m07.3298s 0.5027s 14 13. Will Power Penske/Chevy 1m07.4218s 0.5947s 19 14. Juan Pablo Montoya Penske/Chevy 1m07.4590s 0.6319s 14 15. Graham Rahal Rahal/Honda 1m07.5643s 0.7372s 17 16. Jack Hawksworth Herta/Honda 1m07.5934s 0.7663s 20 17. Mike Conway Carpenter/Chevy 1m07.6579s 0.8308s 22 18. Josef Newgarden Fisher/Honda 1m07.6748s 0.8477s 21 19. Tony Kanaan Ganassi/Chevy 1m07.7580s 0.9309s 19 20. Marco Andretti Andretti/Honda 1m07.8989s 1.0718s 15 21. Charlie Kimball Ganassi/Chevy 1m07.9722s 1.1451s 15 22. Sebastian Saavedra KV/Chevy 1m07.9916s 1.1645s 18 All drivers use Dallara chassis