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St Petersburg - Sunday warm-up

Mike Conway gave some hope back to the shell-shocked Honda teams by going top of the Sunday morning warm-up times ahead of this afternoon's season opener.
Still reeling from being swept aside in qualifying by the Chevrolet-powered teams, the Honda camp can take some solace from the sight of AJ Foyt Racing's Mike Conway topping the Sunday warm-up times in damp conditions.

Conway's best lap of 1:03.2891s (102.387mph) was just 0.0346s ahead of another Honda runner, Takuma Sato in the Rahal Letterman Lanigan car. Justin Wilson made it a trio of Honda cars at the top by putting Dale Coyne Racing into third, with KV Racing Technology's Tony Kanaan the highest-placed Chevy runner in fourth.

Simona de Silvestro put the first of three Lotus cars into the top ten, a lap of 1:03.8157s (101.542mph) just enough to put her in front of Lotus Dragon Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais and Alex Tagliani joining them in tenth place in the Bryan Herta Autosport car.

Sunday warm-up times

1. #14 Mike Conway (H) 102.387mph 1m 03.2891s (21 laps)
2. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 102.331mph 1m 03.3237s + 0.0346s (18 laps)
3. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 101.808mph 1m 03.6493s + 0.3602s (19 laps)
4. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 101.797mph 1m 03.6559s + 0.3668s (15 laps)
5. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 101.717mph 1m 03.7061s + 0.4170s (14 laps)
6. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 101.671mph 1m 03.7347s + 0.4456s (16 laps)
7. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 101.542mph 1m 03.8157s + 0.5266s (17 laps)
8. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (L) 101.431mph 1m 03.8856s + 0.5965s (16 laps)
9. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 101.310mph 1m 03.9619s + 0.6728s (13 laps)
10. #98 Alex Tagliani (L) 100.922mph 1m 04.2080s + 0.9189s (15 laps)
11. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 100.758mph 1m 04.3123s + 1.0232s (18 laps)
12. #5 EJ Viso (C) 100.573mph 1m 04.4307s + 1.1416s (10 laps)
13. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 100.512mph 1m 04.4700s + 1.1809s (14 laps)
14. #19 James Jakes (H) 100.075mph 1m 04.7514s + 1.4623s (19 laps)
15. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 100.035mph 1m 04.7771s + 1.4880s (16 laps)
16. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 99.957mph 1m 04.8277s + 1.5386s (16 laps)
17. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 99.383mph 1m 05.2021s + 1.9130s (13 laps)
18. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 99.088mph 1m 05.3967s + 2.1076s (19 laps)
19. #22 Oriol Servia (L) 98.515mph 1m 05.7768s + 2.4877s (10 laps)
20. #12 Will Power (C) 98.373mph 1m 05.8717s + 2.5826s (12 laps)
21. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 97.742mph 1m 06.2968s + 3.0077s (14 laps)
22. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 97.649mph 1m 06.3599s + 3.0708s (6 laps)
23. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 89.175mph 1m 12.6661s + 9.3770s (13 laps)
24. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 89.133mph 1m 12.7005s + 9.4114s (8 laps)
25. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 75.230mph 1m 26.1363s + 22.8472s (3 laps)
26. #6 Katherine Legge (L) 70.555mph 1m 31.8430s + 28.5539s (8 laps)

Total Laps: 363
(H) = Honda, (C) = Chevrolet, (L) = Lotus



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