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Practice report
IndyCar Indianapolis Road Course

IndyCar Indy GP: Lundgaard beats Power in spin-packed FP2

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Christian Lundgaard went quickest in second practice for this weekend’s Indy GP on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Christian Lundgaard, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda

The 22-year-old Dane vaulted to the top of the leaderboard in the final moments of the 45-minute session with a 1m09.5588s.

Will Power temporarily grabbed first in the final minute prior to Lundgaard’s late push, but his No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet ended up 0.1311s off the pacesetter’s mark.

Six-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, driving the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, claimed third.

Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin toppedthe majority of the session, which at one point saw the top five separated by less than a tenth of a second. However, the push in the final minutes from his rivals saw the New Zealander fade to fourth, 0.3060s behind Lundgaard.

Felix Rosenqvist continued his strong early season form and ended up putting his No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda in fifth.

Pato O’Ward ended up sixth, ahead of Marcus Armstrong, who finished seventh after undergoing an engine change after an issue in the opening session to start the day.

Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Agustin Canapino, who was second in the first practice, backed up the performance with an eighth in the second session. He finished ahead of Graham Rahal in ninth, who, like Armstrong, underwent an engine change at the end of the first session.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden took the final spot in the top 10.

The trouble spot of the session was Turn 10, which caught out the likes of Tom Blomqvist (Meyer Shank Racing) and Alexander Rossi (Arrow McLaren), among others.

But the only red flag came just after the halfway point of practice after Dale Coyne Racing’s Jack Harvey went for a spin before coming to a stop in the grass on the inside of the corner.

None of the cars appeared to encounter engine trouble, unlike this morning's troubled session.

   
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Cla Driver # Laps Time Interval Mph
1 Denmark C. Lundgaard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 45 18

1'09.5588

  126.230
2 Australia W. Power Team Penske 12 16

+0.1311

1'09.6899

0.1311 125.992
3 New Zealand S. Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 9 19

+0.2977

1'09.8565

0.1666 125.692
4 New Zealand S. McLaughlin Team Penske 3 23

+0.3060

1'09.8648

0.0083 125.677
5 Sweden F. Rosenqvist Meyer Shank Racing 60 16

+0.3377

1'09.8965

0.0317 125.620
6 Mexico P. O'Ward Arrow McLaren 5 14

+0.3502

1'09.9090

0.0125 125.598
7 New Zealand M. Armstrong Chip Ganassi Racing 11 19

+0.3726

1'09.9314

0.0224 125.557
8 Argentina A. Canapino Juncos Hollinger Racing 78 16

+0.3885

1'09.9473

0.0159 125.529
9 United States G. Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 15 22

+0.4825

1'10.0413

0.0940 125.360
10 United States J. Newgarden Team Penske 2 20

+0.5027

1'10.0615

0.0202 125.324
11 Spain A. Palou Chip Ganassi Racing 10 22

+0.5143

1'10.0731

0.0116 125.303
12 France R. Grosjean Juncos Hollinger Racing 77 20

+0.5599

1'10.1187

0.0456 125.222
13
C. Rasmussen Ed Carpenter Racing
20 24

+0.5921

1'10.1509

0.0322 125.164
14 United States A. Rossi Arrow McLaren 7 17

+0.6144

1'10.1732

0.0223 125.125
15 United States C. Herta Andretti Global with Curb-Agajanian 26 19

+0.6290

1'10.1878

0.0146 125.099
16 Netherlands R. van Kalmthout Ed Carpenter Racing 21 17

+0.6436

1'10.2024

0.0146 125.073
17 France T. Pourchaire Arrow McLaren 6 23

+0.6616

1'10.2204

0.0180 125.041
18 Brazil P. Fittipaldi Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 30 22

+0.6758

1'10.2346

0.0142 125.015
19 United States K. Kirkwood Andretti Global 27 20

+0.7049

1'10.2637

0.0291 124.964
20 Sweden M. Ericsson Andretti Global 28 13

+0.8552

1'10.4140

0.1503 124.697
21 United States S. Ferrucci A.J. Foyt Enterprises 14 22

+0.8945

1'10.4533

0.0393 124.627
22 Sweden L. Lundqvist Chip Ganassi Racing 8 19

+0.9181

1'10.4769

0.0236 124.586
23 United Kingdom T. Blomqvist Meyer Shank Racing 66 22

+1.0129

1'10.5717

0.0948 124.418
24 United Kingdom J. Harvey Dale Coyne Racing 18 17

+1.0160

1'10.5748

0.0031 124.413
25 Italy L. Ghiotto Dale Coyne Racing 51 20

+1.1643

1'10.7231

0.1483 124.152
26 United States K. Simpson Chip Ganassi Racing 4 22

+1.3831

1'10.9419

0.2188 123.769
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R. Robb A.J. Foyt Enterprises
41 15

+1.6847

1'11.2435

0.3016 123.245
 

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