Pagenaud wins pole for Detroit Grand Prix race 1

Posted at 5:05 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 17:48:35-04

Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud will start the first race of the Dual in Detroit on Saturday at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

Pagenaud won the pole with a time of 1 minute, 14.9166 seconds, which is over one second faster than last year's track record of 1 minute, 16.0941 seconds.

It was a fast day of qualifying for many drivers, and Helio Castroneves set the track record with a time of 1 minute, 14.6899 seconds.

Team Penske also swept the top three positions, with Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya finishing second and third respectively.

The entire qualifying order is below:

  1. Simon Pagenaud
  2. Helio Castroneves
  3. Juan Pablo Montoya
  4. James Hinchcliffe
  5. Carlos Munoz
  6. Scott Dixon
  7. Tony Kanaan
  8. Charlie Kimball
  9. Will Power
  10. Graham Rahal
  11. Takuma Sato
  12. Mikhail Aleshin
  13. Sebastien Bourdais
  14. Josef Newgarden
  15. Ryan Hunter-Reay
  16. Conor Daly
  17. Alexander Rossi
  18. Max Chilton
  19. Marco Andretti
  20. Gabby Chaves
  21. Spencer Pigot
  22. Jack Hawksworth