Kirkwood leads delayed, very temporary IndyCar warmup at Laguna Seca
Kyle Kirkwood was quickest in a delayed and closely shortened NTT IndyCar Sequence warm-up session at Laguna Seca on Sunday morning.
The primary automobile rolled out of pitlane roughly 45 minutes later than scheduled on account of a heavy marine layer that may have prevented the medical helicopter from with the ability to take off if it had been wanted. As soon as the fog lifted the drivers had been left with just below 10 minutes on a fairly chilly observe to place to no matter use they may, and Kirkwood emerged on prime with a 1m08.0855s within the No. 27 Andretti Honda.
Andretti-bound Marcus Ericsson was instantly behind him as he began his last day in Ganassi’s No. 8, leaving Augustin Canapino, Alex Palou and Scott McLaughlin to spherical out the highest 5 on a morning that was consultant of little past the truth that the vehicles drove round for a couple of laps.
The restricted working left some groups prioritizing pitstop rehearsals, whereas others took the chance to clean one other set of tires or proceed the continuing exploration of the grip limits in varied components of the observe.
The latter proved mildly consequential for McLaughlin, who underestimated the quantity of obtainable traction at pit exit and fired the No. 3 Staff Penske Chevrolet into the gravel as he approached the left flip that may in any other case have fed his automobile again onto the observe. That indiscretion earned him a drive-through which he served instantly, full with a wave to his workforce as he rolled previous them.
UP NEXT: Race, 11:30 a.m. PT inexperienced flag