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Baltimore - Sunday warm-up

Simona de Silvestro and Danica Patrick topped a highly unlikely mixed-up final practice timesheet, after accidents wiped out almost the entire half-hour Sunday morning warm-up.
Two accidents wiped out almost all of the half-hour Sunday morning warm-up practice session, with no one able to get a proper representative run. Simona de Silvestro and Danica Patrick ended up at the top of the timesheets, even though Simona's 1:24.0676s was well off the expected usual laptime.

The most frightening accident came just five minutes into the session when Tony Kanaan lost his brakes and ran into the back of Helio Castroneves. A second turn 1 accident between JR Hildebrand and Ana Beatriz shortly after the session resumed resulted in a multi-car pile-up blocking the corner and an early end to the session.

Front row man Graham Rahal and unfortunate back row starter Takuma Sato never got a chance to run a fast lap at all before the chequered flag came out.

Sunday warm-up times

1. #78 Simona de Silvestro 87.358mph 1m 24.0676s after 4 laps
2. #7 Danica Patrick 86.292mph 1m 25.1063s + 1.0387s after 4 laps
3. #82 Tony Kanaan 86.286mph 1m 25.1119s + 1.0443s after 3 laps
4. #10 Dario Franchitti 86.042mph 1m 25.3537s + 1.2861s after 4 laps
5. #12 Will Power 85.959mph 1m 25.4364s + 1.3688s after 4 laps
6. #27 Mike Conway 85.624mph 1m 25.7701s + 1.7025s after 5 laps
7. #26 Marco Andretti 85.397mph 1m 25.9980s + 1.9304s after 4 laps
8. #9 Scott Dixon 85.001mph 1m 26.3993s + 2.3317s after 4 laps
9. #06 James Hinchcliffe 84.967mph 1m 26.4339s + 2.3663s after 4 laps
10. #18 James Jakes 84.574mph 1m 26.8348s + 2.7672s after 4 laps
11. #19 Sebastien Bourdais 84.321mph 1m 27.0960s + 3.0284s after 4 laps
12. #77 Alex Tagliani 84.091mph 1m 27.3337s + 3.2661s after 4 laps
13. #3 Helio Castroneves 84.055mph 1m 27.3715s + 3.3039s after 3 laps
14. #6 Ryan Briscoe 83.851mph 1m 27.5838s + 3.5162s after 4 laps
15. #24 Ana Beatriz 83.605mph 1m 27.8416s + 3.7740s after 4 laps
16. #17 Martin Plowman 83.305mph 1m 28.1579s + 4.0903s after 4 laps
17. #59 EJ Viso 82.916mph 1m 28.5718s + 4.5042s after 4 laps
18. #4 JR Hildebrand 82.714mph 1m 28.7884s + 4.7208s after 4 laps
19. #14 Vitor Meira 81.894mph 1m 29.6773s + 5.6097s after 4 laps
20. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 81.725mph 1m 29.8618s + 5.7942s after 3 laps
21. #2 Oriol Servia 79.714mph 1m 32.1290s + 8.0614s after 3 laps
22. #34 Sebastian Saavedra 79.150mph 1m 32.7861s + 8.7185s after 4 laps
23. #67 Ed Carpenter 78.761mph 1m 33.2437s + 9.1761s after 4 laps
24. #83 Charlie Kimball 78.502mph 1m 33.5519s + 9.4843s after 4 laps
25. #22 Giorgio Pantano 77.789mph 1m 34.4090s + 10.3414s after 4 laps
26. #07 Tomas Scheckter 74.113mph 1m 39.0924s + 15.0248s after 4 laps
27. #5 Takuma Sato No time after 3 laps
28. #38 Graham Rahal No time after 2 laps

Total Laps: 106

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Back in action after last week`s immigration problems, Simona de Silvestro heads out from pit road during Friday practice on the streets of Baltimore - September 2011. [Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
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