Max Chilton followed Chip Ganassi Racing team-mate Scott Dixon's example from Sunday by shooting to the top of the timesheets in Monday's free practice session for the 101st Indianapolis 500.

Chilton qualified 15th for his second run in the Indy 500 on Sunday, having missed out on a place in the Fast Nine the day before, but was able to make the most of a tow early in Monday's practice to record the fastest lap of the day.

Chilton's average speed of 228.592 mph put him almost 0.5 mph clear of Dale Coyne Racing's Ed Jones in second place, with the UAE-born Briton continuing his impressive run of form through '500 practice and qualifying.

Dixon followed up his mammoth run to pole on Sunday by finishing the day third ahead of Simon Pagenaud and Takuma Sato, while Helio Castroneves took sixth for Penske.

Ryan Hunter-Reay was seventh-fastest for Andretti Autosport ahead of Sage Karam and defending '500 champion Alexander Rossi, while Marco Andretti rounded out the top 10 positions.

Following his charge to fifth on the grid on Sunday, Fernando Alonso had a quieter day on Monday, finishing 12th-fastest. His progression did continue, though, as he completed 122 laps in total.

Drivers will now embark on a media tour until Friday's 'Carb Day', which will offer their final practice running before the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.



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