After Chevrolet dominated Tuesday’s practice sessions, Honda stepped up to the plate on Wednesday as the manufacturer took four of the top-five spots. Marco Andretti, in his Andretti Autosport Honda, led the way with a 227.053-mph lap.
“It was a pretty productive day,” Andretti said. “We got the car to ‘almost there’ in traffic. We’re not there yet, but I’m sure everybody’s dealing with a similar thing. But we think we have a direction, which is positive.”
Scott Dixon finished the session in second, .1268-seconds off leader Andretti. Defending Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato finished the session in third while Robert Wickens and Charlie Kimball rounded out the top-five speeds.
Tony Kanaan finished the session in sixth followed by Gabby Chaves and Ed Carpenter. Oriol Servia and Sage Karam rounded out the top-ten speeds.
All 35 drivers entered turned at least one lap during the session. 15 drivers turned more than a 100 laps during the session with James Hinchcliffe turning the most at 129. Tony Kanaan ran the fastest lap of the session without a tow of leading cars. He turned a 223.048-mph.
Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 kicks off Saturday (May 19) at 4 p.m. ET. on ABC.