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Sebring - Test times - Combined

Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti topped the combined timesheets for the week's open test at Sebring International Raceway, but Chevrolet cars were packed in close behind.
Scott Dixon's Thursday morning laptime of 51.7932s (116.077mph) was impossible for anyone to beat all week and ended up the fastest time of all four days of testing on Sebring International Raceway's 1.67-mile, 11-turn short road course.

Dixon's Ganassi-Honda team mate Dario Franchitti was the next fastest man of the week, 0.2225s back with a lap of 52.0157s (115.580mph) set in the final session on Friday afternoon.

After that it was Chevrolet cars in the next five slots - including all three Team Penske cars that tested at the start of the week led by Helio Castroneves. However, the Penske drivers were broken up by Rubens Barrichello who was fourth fastest in the Andretti Autosport and by JR Hildebrand impressing in the Panther who was sixth fastest. Both Barrichello and Hildebrand set their best times on Friday morning.

Practice sessions 1-4 are from Monday and Tuesday, and practice sessions 5-8 are from Thursday and Friday. They are not strictly speaking directly comparable because of differences in the weather and track conditions, but it is the best head-to-head form guide we have until March 24 when qualifying takes place at St Petersburg.

Sebring testing - Combined times

1. #9 Scott Dixon Honda 116.077mph 51.7932s Practice 5 (144 laps)
2. #10 Dario Franchitti Honda 115.580mph 52.0157s Practice 8 (142 laps)
3. #3 Helio Castroneves Chevrolet 115.302mph 52.1413s Practice 4 (201 laps)
4. #8 Rubens Barrichello Chevrolet 115.257mph 52.1615s Practice 7 (165 laps)
5. #12 Will Power Chevrolet 115.159mph 52.2059s Practice 4 (161 laps)
6. #4 JR Hildebrand Chevrolet 115.157mph 52.2068s Practice 7 (185 laps)
7. #2 Ryan Briscoe Chevrolet 115.157mph 52.2072s Practice 4 (179 laps)
8. #14 Mike Conway Honda 115.122mph 52.2230s Practice 6 (169 laps)
9. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Chevrolet 114.850mph 52.3466s Practice 4 (153 laps)
10. #15 Takuma Sato Honda 114.768mph 52.3841s Practice 7 (203 laps)
11. #38 Graham Rahal Honda 114.582mph 52.4692s Practice 8 (136 laps)
12. #77 Simon Pagenaud Honda 114.580mph 52.4698s Practice 4 (200 laps)
13. #5 EJ Viso Chevrolet 114.228mph 52.6317s Practice 6 (146 laps)
14. #18 Justin Wilson Honda 114.180mph 52.6537s Practice 4 (174 laps)
15. #67 Josef Newgarden Honda 114.177mph 52.6551s Practice 8 (120 laps)
16. #83 Charlie Kimball Honda 114.009mph 52.7328s Practice 8 (133 laps)
17. #19 James Jakes Honda 113.802mph 52.8288s Practice 4 (191 laps)
18. #27 James Hinchcliffe Chevrolet 113.622mph 52.9125s Practice 2 (162 laps)
19. #22 Oriol Servia Lotus 113.610mph 52.9178s Practice 8 (212 laps)
20. #11 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet 113.607mph 52.9195s Practice 8 (133 laps)
21. #98 Alex Tagliani Lotus 113.582mph 52.9308s Practice 7 (129 laps)
22. #26 Marco Andretti Chevrolet 113.525mph 52.9577s Practice 3 (166 laps)
23. #78 Simona de Silvestro Lotus 112.941mph 53.2312s Practice 4 (129 laps)
24. #6 Sebastien Bourdais Lotus 112.797mph 53.2993s Practice 7 (69 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter Chevrolet 112.423mph 53.4764s Practice 8 (108 laps)
26. #6 Katherine Legge Lotus 111.714mph 53.8161s Practice 8 (111 laps)
27. #27 Ana Beatriz Chevrolet 111.029mph 54.1478s Practice 6 (86 laps)

Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 4107
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Helio Castroneves in the #3 Shell V-Power/Pennzoil Ultra Team Penske Chevrolet during pre-season testing at Sebring. March 2012. [Photo Credit: Michael Levitt - LAT for IndyCar Media]
Andretti Autosport`s Ryan Hunter-Reay during pre-season testing at Sebring. March 2012. [Photo Credit: Michael Levitt - LAT for IndyCar Media]
Scott Dixon spins during practice (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Mikhail Aleshin slides into his machine prior to the evening Open Test session at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves, Driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the pole with the fastest qualifying time Friday, August 29, 2014, for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Castroneves will start in the front row with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified second fastest.  (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, Driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates with his daughter Mikaella after winning the pole with the fastest qualifying time Friday, August 29, 2014, for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Castroneves will start in the front row with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified second fastest.  (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, Driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the pole with the fastest qualifying time Friday, August 29, 2014, for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Castroneves will start in the front row with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified second fastest. (Photo by Gregg Ellman/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, Driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the pole with the fastest qualifying time Friday, August 29, 2014, for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Castroneves will start in the front row with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified second fastest. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates winning pole position for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves wins pole position for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves slides into his machine prior to the first session of the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves crosses the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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