Power leads Penske domination of Long Beach FP3

Will Power led a Team Penske 1-2-3-4 in final practice ahead of qualifying for the 2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Saturday.

The Australian set a time of 1m06.8892s to sit on top of the time sheets for the second time this weekend, with team-mates Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya finishing second, third and fourth respectively.

Mikhail Aleshin was the best non-Penske in fifth, with the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver ending just over half a second shy of Power’s pacesetting time.

Graham Rahal as sixth for Rahal Letterman Lanigan with Theodore Racing ahead of fellow American Josef Newgarden of Ed Carpenter Racing, while Canadian ace James Hinchcliffe followed in eighth in the second Schmidt entry.

The top ten was completed by KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais and by Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon.

There were two red flags during the session, with Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport) and Rahal both hitting the barriers at turn 9, with both Alexander Rossi (Andretti Herta Autosport) and Conor Daly (Dale Coyne Racing) also being caught out by the corner although both were able to keep their cars away from danger.

Long Beach Free Practice 3 Times

112Will PowerAUSTeam Penske1m06.8892s11
222Simon PagenaudFRATeam Penske1m07.1162s20
33Helio CastronevesBRZTeam Penske1m07.2635s19
42Juan Pablo MontoyaCOLTeam Penske1m07.3157s17
57Mikhail AleshinRUSSchmidt Peterson Motorsports1m07.3949s19
615Graham RahalUSARahal Letterman Lanigan Racing1m07.4066s22
721Josef NewgardenUSAEd Carpenter Racing1m07.4141s22
85James HinchcliffeCANSchmidt Peterson Motorsports1m07.4897s16
911Sebastien BourdaisFRAKVSH Racing1m07.5386s22
109Scott DixonNZLChip Ganassi Racing1m07.5952s20
1141Jack HawksworthGBRAJ Foyt Enterprises1m07.6139s14
1283Charlie KimballUSAChip Ganassi Racing1m07.6187s21
1310Tony KanaanBRZChip Ganassi Racing1m07.7134s21
1428Ryan Hunter-ReayUSAAndretti Autosport1m07.7190s18
1526Carlos MunozCOLAndretti Autosport1m07.8276s20
1614Takuma SatoJAPAJ Foyt Enterprises1m08.0284s15
1727Marco AndrettiUSAAndretti Autosport1m08.0783s19
188Max ChiltonGBRChip Ganassi Racing1m08.1016s22
1919Luca FilippiITADale Coyne Racing1m08.1805s21
2018Conor DalyUSADale Coyne Racing1m08.2752s20
2198Alexander RossiUSAAndretti Autosport1m08.3892s22