There was one thing of a false begin to second observe when Rinus VeeKay managed to understeer right into a wall, bringing out the crimson flag. Fortunately, the Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet wanted solely a brand new nosewing.
Quickly after the session restarted, Graham Rahal did the identical together with his Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda, up at Flip 6, after which Colton Herta locked the rears of the Andretti Herta Autosport-Honda beneath braking for Flip 9 and slid into the run-off. Fortunately, neither Rahal nor Herta wanted assist to return to the pits and so didn’t convey out a crimson flag.
With half an hour remaining, it was a Group Penske-Chevrolet 1-2-3, Scott McLaughlin’s 1min16.2966sec heading Josef Newgarden and Will Energy, however then Felix Rosenqvist within the Arrow McLaren SP-Chevy slotted into second, albeit 0.3633sec behind McLaughlin.
Reigning Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood was as much as fifth for AJ Foyt Racing-Chevy, earlier than being displaced by the resurgent Rahal.
Romain Grosjean shaved McLaughlin’s time by a few hundredths of a second to maneuver as much as the highest of the occasions for Andretti Autosport, whereas Rahal additional improved to take third.
Strapping on the contemporary blacks, Will Energy went quickest as the primary driver within the session to duck into the 75sec mark after which additional improved to 1min15.8415sec. Rosenqvist, who was second quickest yesterday, moved as much as second, 0.183sec adrift, whereas Scott Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda was an additional couple of tenths down.
Rookies Christian Lundgaard of RLL and David Malukas of Dale Coyne Racing with HMD-Honda, who completed first and third in Friday’s session, shone once more by shifting into the highest 5, behind final 12 months’s polesitter, Colton Herta, however then all had been demoted by Josef Newgarden sending his Penske to the highest, 0.086 sooner than Energy, however moments later teammate McLaughlin went quickest by virtually three-tenths, setting a 1min15.4609sec.
Alexander Rossi, who misplaced plenty of time yesterday to a brake challenge, moved as much as fourth forward of Kirkwood.
Within the last 5 minutes, Rosenqvist and Andretti Autosport’s Devlin DeFrancesco made heavy, car-damaging wall contact, and Pato O’Ward slid lengthy into the Flip 9 runoff, however all returned to the pits unassisted.
Paretta Autosport’s Simona De Silvestro seemed very spectacular in her third outing of the 12 months, simply 0.4sec behind her technical teammates at ECR, VeeKay and Conor Daly, though the trio completed the session outdoors the Prime 20.
Qualifying begins at 3.30pm native (Central) time.