COTA Friday Practice Sector Heatmaps and Takeaways

COTA track map: sectors are the yellow text in gray background.

Two practice sessions took place at COTA today ahead of IndyCar’s first race at the circuit this Sunday. Practice one was relatively slow on track with all drivers doing ten or fewer laps, but the second session of the day saw more people come out and run quality laps.

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The First Sector Heatmaps of 2019: Where Spencer Pigot Can Improve

Photo: Chris Owens

Both of Friday’s practice sessions for the season opener at St. Petersburg have finished up, which means we can take a closer look at the sector heatmaps from each of these sessions.

As a reminder the heatmaps show the percent above or below the field average a driver’s sector time is. Purple is above average (good) and red is below average.

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