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Long Beach - Saturday practice 3

Multiple stoppages for a number of incidents made for a frustrating final practice session before this afternoon's qualifying for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Turn 5 proved to be astonishingly problematic for drivers getting their first taste of dry track conditions on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit at Long Beach, California.

James Hinchcliffe, Simona de Silvestro, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, S├ębastien Bourdais and James Jakes all had spins that caused track action to be halted during the hour-long session.

Practice 3

1. #12 Will Power (C) 100.131mph 1m 10.7553s (19 laps)
2. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 100.107mph 1m 10.7723s + 0.0170s (15 laps)
3. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 99.830mph 1m 10.9687s + 0.2134s (17 laps)
4. #5 EJ Viso (C) 99.774mph 1m 11.0087s + 0.2534s (18 laps)
5. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 99.750mph 1m 11.0258s + 0.2705s (14 laps)
6. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 99.641mph 1m 11.1032s + 0.3479s (18 laps)
7. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 99.639mph 1m 11.1045s + 0.3492s (20 laps)
8. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 99.623mph 1m 11.1162s + 0.3609s (7 laps)
9. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 99.368mph 1m 11.2987s + 0.5434s (18 laps)
10. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 99.271mph 1m 11.3683s + 0.6130s (13 laps)
11. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 99.200mph 1m 11.4196s + 0.6643s (16 laps)
12. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 98.877mph 1m 11.6523s + 0.8970s (18 laps)
13. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 98.867mph 1m 11.6598s + 0.9045s (22 laps)
14. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 98.585mph 1m 11.8648s + 1.1095s (15 laps)
15. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 98.408mph 1m 11.9944s + 1.2391s (14 laps)
16. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 98.316mph 1m 12.0616s + 1.3063s (14 laps)
17. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 98.123mph 1m 12.2033s + 1.4480s (16 laps)
18. #14 Mike Conway (H) 97.910mph 1m 12.3602s + 1.6049s (16 laps)
19. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (L) 97.872mph 1m 12.3886s + 1.6333s (17 laps)
20. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 97.862mph 1m 12.3955s + 1.6402s (13 laps)
21. #98 Alex Tagliani (L) 97.761mph 1m 12.4704s + 1.7151s (16 laps)
22. #22 Oriol Servia (L) 96.557mph 1m 13.3741s + 2.6188s (16 laps)
23. #19 James Jakes (H) 96.269mph 1m 13.5937s + 2.8384s (16 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 96.067mph 1m 13.7486s + 2.9933s (17 laps)
25. #6 Katherine Legge (L) 92.504mph 1m 16.5889s + 5.8336s (13 laps)
26. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) No time (0 laps)

Total Laps: 398



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James Hinchcliffe in the #27 GoDaddy.com Andretti Autosport Chevrolet during pre-season testing at Sebring. March 2012. [Photo Credit: Michael Levitt - LAT for IndyCar Media]
Oriol Servia is strapped into his Andretti Autosport Honda prior to practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Oriol Servia on course during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on pit lane prior to practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal sits in his Honda machine on pit lane during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power watches track activity from his pit stand during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Oriol Servia is strapped into his Andretti Autosport Honda prior to practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power slides into his Team Penske Chevrolet prior to practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Marco Andretti kicks up some dust in the Turn 9A chicane complex during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Will Power apexes Turn 9A during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya apexes Turn 9A during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Luca Filippi goes off course in the Turn 9A chicane area during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mikhail Aleshin in his pit stand prior to practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Pit lane comes to life prior to practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Takuma Sato kicks up some dust in the Turn 9A chicane during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The Chevrolet of Will Power sports a tribute sticker for Justin Wilson at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais with experimental LED Tire Lights on course during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)

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