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Sao Paulo - Saturday practice 2

Dario Franchitti improved his Saturday practice time to 1:22.2611s in the second session, 0.0816s ahead of Will Power; but the hour was frustratingly punctuated by red flags.
Dario Franchitti set the fastest time in practice in Brazil ahead of Will Power, but the session was a very stop-start affair with a number of lengthy red flags stopping anyone hoping for extended running on the warmer, dryer street circuit in Sao Paulo.

With today's qualifying groups 1 and 2 being set according to the combined practice session times, Franchitti and Power will now start in separate sessions. Franchitti gets the call of whether his group will go first or second in round 1.

Practice 2 times

1. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 110.983mph 1:22.2611s (13 laps)
2. #12 Will Power (C) 110.873mph 1:22.3427s + 0.0816s (16 laps)
3. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 110.848mph 1:22.3611s + 0.1000s (16 laps)
4. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 110.760mph 1:22.4266s + 0.1655s (11 laps)
5. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 110.742mph 1:22.4404s + 0.1793s (15 laps)
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 110.468mph 1:22.6446s + 0.3835s (16 laps)
7. #14 Mike Conway (H) 110.383mph 1:22.7082s + 0.4471s (13 laps)
8. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 110.370mph 1:22.7181s + 0.4570s (13 laps)
9. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 110.354mph 1:22.7301s + 0.4690s (15 laps)
10. #5 EJ Viso (C) 110.235mph 1:22.8191s + 0.5580s (14 laps)
11. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 110.218mph 1:22.8320s + 0.5709s (14 laps)
12. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 110.185mph 1:22.8573s + 0.5962s (5 laps)
13. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 110.025mph 1:22.9772s + 0.7161s (16 laps)
14. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 109.867mph 1:23.0972s + 0.8361s (18 laps)
15. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 109.858mph 1:23.1038s + 0.8427s (14 laps)
16. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 109.762mph 1:23.1766s + 0.9155s (17 laps)
17. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 109.607mph 1:23.2940s + 1.0329s (17 laps)
18. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 109.547mph 1:23.3399s + 1.0788s (16 laps)
19. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 109.441mph 1:23.4205s + 1.1594s (11 laps)
20. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 109.420mph 1:23.4361s + 1.1750s (8 laps)
21. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (L) 109.045mph 1:23.7231s + 1.4620s (17 laps)
22. #22 Oriol Servia (L) 108.756mph 1:23.9460s + 1.6849s (15 laps)
23. #25 Ana Beatriz (C) 108.546mph 1:24.1085s + 1.8474s (18 laps)
24. #6 Katherine Legge (L) 106.868mph 1:25.4287s + 3.1676s (16 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 106.283mph 1:25.8987s + 3.6376s (12 laps)
26. #19 James Jakes (H) 105.520mph 1:26.5203s + 4.2592s (5 laps)

Total Laps: 361
(C) = Chevrolet, (H) = Honda, (L) = Lotus

Combined practice times

1. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 110.983mph 1:22.2611s Practice 2 (32 laps)
2. #12 Will Power (C) 110.873mph 1:22.3427s Practice 2 (37 laps)
3. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 110.848mph 1:22.3611s Practice 2 (31 laps)
4. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 110.760mph 1:22.4266s Practice 2 (23 laps)
5. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 110.742mph 1:22.4404s Practice 2 (31 laps)
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 110.468mph 1:22.6446s Practice 2 (34 laps)
7. #14 Mike Conway (H) 110.383mph 1:22.7082s Practice 2 (32 laps)
8. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 110.370mph 1:22.7181s Practice 2 (29 laps)
9. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 110.354mph 1:22.7301s Practice 2 (35 laps)
10. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 110.236mph 1:22.8190s Practice 1 (42 laps)
11. #5 EJ Viso (C) 110.235mph 1:22.8191s Practice 2 (35 laps)
12. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 110.218mph 1:22.8320s Practice 2 (34 laps)
13. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 110.185mph 1:22.8573s Practice 2 (24 laps)
14. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 110.025mph 1:22.9772s Practice 2 (42 laps)
15. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 109.867mph 1:23.0972s Practice 2 (22 laps)
16. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 109.865mph 1:23.0985s Practice 1 (34 laps)
17. #19 James Jakes (H) 109.776mph 1:23.1655s Practice 1 (30 laps)
18. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 109.762mph 1:23.1766s Practice 2 (38 laps)
19. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 109.547mph 1:23.3399s Practice 2 (39 laps)
20. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 109.441mph 1:23.4205s Practice 2 (30 laps)
21. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 109.420mph 1:23.4361s Practice 2 (27 laps)
22. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (L) 109.045mph 1:23.7231s Practice 2 (35 laps)
23. #22 Oriol Servia (L) 108.756mph 1:23.9460s Practice 2 (31 laps)
24. #25 Ana Beatriz (C) 108.546mph 1:24.1085s Practice 2 (48 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 107.282mph 1:25.0994s Practice 1 (39 laps)
26. #6 Katherine Legge (L) 106.868mph 1:25.4287s Practice 2 (35 laps)

Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 869
(C) = Chevrolet, (H) = Honda, (L) = Lotus

Qualifying groups

Group 1

#12 Will Power
#9 Scott Dixon
#27 James Hinchcliffe
#18 Justin Wilson
#77 Simon Pagenaud
#26 Marco Andretti
#8 Rubens Barrichello
#4 JR Hildebrand
#11 Tony Kanaan
#78 Simona de Silvestro
#7 Sebastien Bourdais
#25 Ana Beatriz
#6 Katherine Legge

Group 2

#10 Dario Franchitti
#28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
#2 Ryan Briscoe
#14 Mike Conway
#67 Josef Newgarden
#5 E.J. Viso
#3 Helio Castroneves
#38 Graham Rahal
#19 James Jakes
#83 Charlie Kimball
#15 Takuma Sato
#22 Oriol Servia
#20 Ed Carpenter



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