Detroit IndyCar: Luca Filippi fastest in Saturday practice session

Luca Filippi narrowly edged out Helio Castroneves to go fastest in the final practice session ahead of the opening race in this weekend's IndyCar double-header in Detroit

Detroit IndyCar: Luca Filippi fastest in Saturday practice session

The CFH driver shot to the top in the final seconds with a fastest lap of 1m.16.7466s, bettering Castroneves' time by just 0.0018 seconds.

Tony Kanaan and Juan Pablo Montoya also made late jumps to finish up third and fourth-fastest respectively, leaving Simon Pagenaud to tumble down to fifth.

Jack Hawksworth enjoyed a stint at the top with a few minutes to go before being bumped back by the Penske and Ganassi drivers, but his time was still good enough for him to finish the morning as the fastest Honda-powered driver in P6 for AJ Foyt.

The session was interrupted by just one red flag, which was brought out when Sebastien Bourdais nosed into the wall 15 minutes before the end.

The damage appeared to be relatively light, but the field still lost seven minutes of green flag time while the KV car was being returned to the pits.

Bourdais had been fourth-fastest at the time of the accident, and eventually dropped down to 14th.

PRACTICE TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Luca Filippi CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m16.7466s -
2 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m16.7484s 0.0018s
3 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m16.7987s 0.0521s
4 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m16.8634s 0.1168s
5 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m16.9659s 0.2193s
6 Jack Hawksworth AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m16.9737s 0.2271s
7 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m17.1156s 0.3690s
8 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m17.1188s 0.3722s
9 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m17.2313s 0.4847s
10 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m17.2912s 0.5446s
11 James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m17.3027s 0.5561s
12 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 1m17.3393s 0.5927s
13 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m17.3997s 0.6531s
14 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m17.4201s 0.6735s
15 Sage Karam Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m17.4663s 0.7197s
16 Tristan Vautier Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m17.5577s 0.8111s
17 Stefano Coletti KV Racing Technology Dallara/Chevrolet 1m17.6502s 0.9036s
18 Conor Daly Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m17.9060s 1.1594s
19 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m18.2659s 1.5193s
20 Josef Newgarden CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m18.4164s 1.6698s
21 Gabby Chaves Bryan Herta Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m18.4261s 1.6795s
22 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m18.6793s 1.9327s
23 Rodolfo Gonzalez Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m18.8964s 2.1498s

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