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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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Photo by Dan Helrigel - IndyCar Media - The winner of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Andretti Autosports` Mike Conway.
Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates winning the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg with third-place finisher Tony Kanaan (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6; and Tony Kanaan (right), driver of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6; celebrate with Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, who raced to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power finished second. Kanaan finished third. Chevrolet took the top six places in the first race of the season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Saturday, March 28, 2015, winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power sets up for Turn 11 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Stefano Coletti is strapped into his KV Racing Technologies Chevrolet on pit lane during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud sits in his Chevrolet machine on pit lane during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal locks the front brakes up entering the Esses during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
KV Racing Technologies go to work on Stefano Coletti`s Chevrolet during Tuesday`s Open Test session at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits in his Chevrolet machine on pit lane during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
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