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Toronto - Sunday warm-up

Scott Dixon was fastest in the morning warm-up practice session, the last chance for the IndyCar drivers to get out on track before the afternoon Honda Indy Toronto.
Scott Dixon finished top of the timesheets in the Sunday morning warm-up practice, his laptime of 50.9117s (105.455mph) a slender 0.0073s faster than Simon Pagenaud in second place. In all, the top 18 cars all ran within one second of each other on the 1.75-mile, 11-turn Toronto street circuit.

Ryan Hunter-Reay took to the run-off in turn 3 early in the session after making contact with the rear of Will Power's car. Hunter-Reay was able to keep the engine running and get back underway without bringing out the red flags, but had some right-front damage for the pit crew to attend to; Penske needed to check damage to Power's rear wing assembly.

After that the session looked set to run without any red flags, but a late incident for Simona de Silvestro saw the HVM hit an object - apparently a tyre dislodged from the tyre barrier - and ended up in the wall with left-side damage at turn 2. That caused a lengthy red flag stoppage and allowed the cars only a very short reprise out on track before the chequered flag came out.

De Silvestro is one of three drivers already served with a ten-place grid penalty for engine changes, along with the two Canadian drivers Alex Tagliani and James Hinchcliffe. A fourth driver - Dale Coyne Racing's James Jakes - was added to that list after needing to replace his engine overnight.

The race is due to start at 1pm local time, 6pm BST.

Sunday warm-up times

1. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 105.455mph 59.9117s(20 laps)
2. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 105.442mph 59.9190s + 0.0073s (16 laps)
3. #14 Mike Conway (H) 105.358mph 59.9670s + 0.0553s (17 laps)
4. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 105.353mph 59.9699s + 0.0582s (15 laps)
5. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 105.192mph 1m 00.0617s + 0.1500s (17 laps)
6. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 105.158mph 1m 00.0811s + 0.1694s (19 laps)
7. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 104.875mph 1m 00.2432s + 0.3315s (17 laps)
8. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 104.812mph 1m 00.2796s + 0.3679s (16 laps)
9. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 104.759mph 1m 00.3097s + 0.3980s (19 laps)
10. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 104.669mph 1m 00.3615s + 0.4498s (24 laps)
11. #12 Will Power (C) 104.405mph 1m 00.5144s + 0.6027s (20 laps)
12. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 104.393mph 1m 00.5213s + 0.6096s (20 laps)
13. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 104.375mph 1m 00.5316s + 0.6199s (16 laps)
14. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 104.363mph 1m 00.5389s + 0.6272s (17 laps)
15. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 104.191mph 1m 00.6384s + 0.7267s (18 laps)
16. #19 James Jakes (H) 104.186mph 1m 00.6418s + 0.7301s (20 laps)
17. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 104.038mph 1m 00.7279s + 0.8162s (18 laps)
18. #5 EJ Viso (C) 103.939mph 1m 00.7858s + 0.8741s (18 laps)
19. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 103.646mph 1m 00.9577s + 1.0460s (20 laps)
20. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 103.624mph 1m 00.9705s + 1.0588s (16 laps)
21. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 103.601mph 1m 00.9840s + 1.0723s (20 laps)
22. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 103.281mph 1m 01.1732s + 1.2615s (16 laps)
23. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 103.142mph 1m 01.2553s + 1.3436s (14 laps)
24. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 102.991mph 1m 01.3452s + 1.4335s (16 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 101.877mph 1m 02.0157s + 2.1040s (14 laps)

Total Laps: 443



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