LEEDS, Ala. – Team Penske’s Will Power landed on the top of the leaderboard with the fastest lap time in both the morning and afternoon sessions of day one of the IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park Tuesday.
Power’s lap time today of 1:07.862 bested the track record he set at the track in 2012 of 1:09:852.
Giving Chevrolet the top-three quickest times of the day were Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet with a lap time of 1:07.938 followed by James Hinchcliffe, No. 27 GoDaddy.com Andretti Autosport Chevrolet who turned his fastest lap at 1:07.986.
“We were very pleased with the results of today’s testing at Barber Motorsports Park,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Motorsports Program Manager, IZOD IndyCar Series. “It is good to have all of our Chevrolet IndyCar V6 teams and drivers on track to test the results of a great deal of hard work during the off-season. We continue to learn more during each test in our quest for consistently top performance and reliability. The 2013 IndyCar racing season will be more competitive than ever, and we know we have to bring our “A” game to every race. Our teams, along with our technical partners, have put forth a dedicated effort to be well prepared for the first race at St. Petersburg and beyond.”
Mike Conway, who at this point is only scheduled to race at Long Beach, set the fourth fastest time of the day at 1:08.158 in his Honda. E.J. Viso completed the top five in his Chevrolet, timing in at 1:08.219.