Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Dixon fastest again as Chevrolet dominates

Reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon completed the third Mid-Ohio practice session fastest as he led a Chevrolet-dominated session for the Chip Ganassi team

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Dixon fastest again as Chevrolet dominates

The practice-one pacesetter continued to look comfortable around the circuit, and pumped in a weekend-quickest 1m03.7244s lap - 0.1694 seconds quicker than Penske's championship leader Simon Pagenaud.

Will Power was also quick in third ahead of Josef Newgarden, while Tony Kanaan and Max Chilton made it three Ganassi Dallara-Chevrolets in the top six.

For much of the 45-minute session, Graham Rahal was the only Honda-powered car in the top 10, and he went on to finish quickest of the Hondas in seventh 0.3520s down on Dixon's time.

James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay were the only other two Honda-powered drivers to make the top 10, in ninth and 10th.

The Penske pair of Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves struggled, only managing 12th and 14th respectively.

Turn 4 was the area on track that seemed to catch the drivers out most - first Spencer Pigot went sliding into the gravel backwards after getting the corner wrong.

That caused a brief red flag interlude and a time only good enough for 16th for Pigot, before Jack Hawksworth was forced to save a wobble through the same turn later on, on his way to 20th.

Conor Daly caused a session-ending red flag with an off, but hadn't been able to better 19th.

PRACTICE THREE RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m03.7244s - 20
2 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m03.8938s 0.1694s 22
3 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m03.9050s 0.1806s 19
4 Josef Newgarden Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m03.9116s 0.1872s 21
5 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m03.9560s 0.2316s 21
6 Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.0394s 0.3150s 18
7 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 1m04.0764s 0.3520s 27
8 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.0889s 0.3645s 22
9 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m04.0954s 0.3710s 20
10 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m04.1421s 0.4177s 17
11 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.1694s 0.4450s 19
12 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.2734s 0.5490s 20
13 Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m04.3370s 0.6126s 18
14 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.3545s 0.6301s 25
15 R.C. Enerson Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m04.3887s 0.6643s 23
16 Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.4347s 0.7103s 18
17 Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 1m04.6115s 0.8871s 22
18 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m04.6266s 0.9022s 24
19 Conor Daly Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m04.6309s 0.9065s 25
20 Jack Hawksworth AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m04.6702s 0.9458s 16
21 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m04.7373s 1.0129s 17
22 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m04.7668s 1.0424s 18

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