The preseason of the IndyCar in the circuit of The Thermal Clubin California. The drivers took a long time to make an appearance on the tarmac and dedicated the first hour to the typical installation and testing laps. The dirt on the track, on the other hand, made it advisable to start as late as possible.
This is what Álex Palou did, with his Chip Ganassi stopped in the pit for a good part of the first half of the session. quite the opposite of Augustine Canapinorookie this season, and who was one of the early risers and one of those who rolled the most on the 17 curves and 2.9 miles of the Californian circuit.
Regarding the times, not very noteworthy and to which the pilots and teams do not pay attention, mastery of Colton Herta (1:39.930). The attacks in the final minutes left several names for the first position in the standings, such as Grosjean, Kirkwood or Newgarden. palou He was always seen by the leading positions and finished the first test with 15 laps and in 11th position, 0.713 behind the best time.