Indianapolis 500: Pagenaud fastest before Hinchcliffe crash

Simon Pagenaud was fastest in an Indianapolis 500 practice session shortened by James Hinchcliffe's crash on Monday

Indianapolis 500: Pagenaud fastest before Hinchcliffe crash

The Penske driver secured the top spot with a fastest lap of 225.260mph, putting him just a fraction ahead of Justin Wilson (225.256mph) and Will Power (225.196mph).

Alex Tagliani and Oriol Servia rounded out the top five.

Series officials ordered the cars back to the pits in the wake of Hinchcliffe's 222mph accident, with unofficial reports suggesting that the SAFER barrier at Turn 3 needed to be repaired before cars could return to the track.

However, an hour later the session was officially ended without any additional laps being run.

The track is scheduled to be reopened for an Indy Lights practice session later in the afternoon.

Monday's running was the final practice outing before Carb Day on Friday.

RESULTS

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 39.9538s - 12
2 Justin Wilson Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 39.9545s 0.0007s 11
3 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 39.9651s 0.0113s 27
4 Alex Tagliani AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 40.1115s 0.1577s 10
5 Oriol Servia Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 40.1149s 0.1611s 24
6 James Davison Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 40.1249s 0.1711s 10
7 Townsend Bell Dreyer and Reinbold Dallara/Chevrolet 40.1299s 0.1761s 20
8 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 40.1568s 0.2030s 16
9 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 40.1937s 0.2399s 22
10 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 40.2292s 0.2754s 19
11 Josef Newgarden CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.2568s 0.3030s 10
12 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 40.3051s 0.3513s 24
13 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 40.3221s 0.3683s 17
14 Sebastian Saavedra Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.3570s 0.4032s 19
15 Conor Daly Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 40.3630s 0.4092s 13
16 Bryan Clauson KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.4002s 0.4464s 34
17 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 40.4052s 0.4514s 12
18 Ed Carpenter CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.4376s 0.4838s 6
19 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 40.4558s 0.5020s 17
20 J.R. Hildebrand CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.4610s 0.5072s 16
21 Stefano Coletti KV Racing Technology Dallara/Chevrolet 40.5050s 0.5512s 27
22 Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 40.5175s 0.5637s 13
23 James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 40.5678s 0.6140s 20
24 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.8252s 0.8714s 6

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