Milwaukee IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe sets pace then crashes
|By Mark Glendenning||Saturday, August 16th 2014, 20:02 GMT|
James Hinchcliffe continued to set the pace in IndyCar practice at Milwaukee, although the Andretti driver was a spectator for the end of the second session due to a crash.
Hinchcliffe had established himself at the top of the timesheets early on with a 165.667mph average (22.0569s); just a fraction faster than his session-leading time from the morning.
His time remained unbeaten once again, however the Andretti team faces a busy couple of hours repairing his car for qualifying after he lost control of the rear and slid into the wall at Turn 2.
The accident brought out the third caution of the session, although an extra five minutes of green flag time was tagged on at the end.
Few drivers managed to improve their times after the final restart, leaving Ed Carpenter second-fastest at a 164.996mph average (22.1500s) and Tony Kanaan third.
Mikhail Aleshin and Josef Newgarden completed the top five; Newgarden having rebounded after triggering the first caution of the afternoon when his Sarah Fisher Hartman car came to a stop.
The remaining stoppage, which came mid-way through the session, was for a track inspection.
Pos Driver Team/Engine Time Gap 1. James Hinchcliffe Andretti/Honda 22.0549s 2. Ed Carpenter Carpenter/Chevy 22.1500s +0.0951s 3. Tony Kanaan Ganassi/Chevy 22.1845s +0.1296s 4. Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt/Honda 22.1885s +0.1336s 5. Josef Newgarden Fisher/Honda 22.2762s +0.2213s 6. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti/Honda 22.3102s +0.2553s 7. Juan Pablo Montoya Penske/Chevy 22.3456s +0.2907s 8. Takuma Sato Foyt/Honda 22.3509s +0.2960s 9. Helio Castroneves Penske/Chevy 22.4247s +0.3698s 10. Marco Andretti Andretti/Honda 22.4309s +0.3760s 11. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt/Honda 22.4730s +0.4181s 12. Jack Hawksworth Herta/Honda 22.4792s +0.4243s 13. Will Power Penske/Chevy 22.5554s +0.5005s 14. Scott Dixon Ganassi/Chevy 22.5752s +0.5203s 15. Justin Wilson Coyne/Honda 22.5855s +0.5306s 16. Carlos Munoz Andretti/Honda 22.5922s +0.5373s 17. Graham Rahal Rahal/Honda 22.6656s +0.6107s 18. Charlie Kimball Ganassi/Chevy 22.6738s +0.6189s 19. Sebastien Bourdais KV/Chevy 22.7835s +0.7286s 20. Sebastian Saavedra KV/Chevy 22.8724s +0.8175s 21. Ryan Briscoe Ganassi/Chevy 22.9057s +0.8508s 22. Carlos Huertas Coyne/Honda 22.9366s +0.8817s All drivers use Dallara chassis