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Edmonton: Practice 1

Schmidt-Hamilton Motorsports' Simon Pagenaud went to the top of the timesheets following he first hour-long practice session of the Edmonton Indy race weekend.
Simon Pagenaud continued to impress in his first season in the IZOD IndyCar Series, with a lap of 1:16.5391s (104.605) late in the hour-long first practice session at Edmonton sufficient to put him top of the timesheets.

He was 0.3918s ahead of Mike Conway, with Justin Wilson coming up in third. Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing rookie Josef Newgarden, having led for much of the hour-long session, ended up having to settle for fifth place ahead of Ganassi duo Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon.

Practice 1 times

1. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 104.605mph 1m 16.5391s (25 laps)
2. #14 Mike Conway (H) 104.073mph 1m 16.9309s + 0.3918s (21 laps)
3. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 104.017mph 1m 16.9718s + 0.4327s (22 laps)
4. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 103.856mph 1m 17.0914s + 0.5523s (25 laps)
5. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 103.782mph 1m 17.1461s + 0.6070s (16 laps)
6. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 103.712mph 1m 17.1985s + 0.6594s (11 laps)
7. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 103.654mph 1m 17.2414s + 0.7023s (11 laps)
8. #19 James Jakes (H) 103.497mph 1m 17.3587s + 0.8196s (22 laps)
9. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 103.457mph 1m 17.3888s + 0.8497s (24 laps)
10. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 103.449mph 1m 17.3949s + 0.8558s (23 laps)
11. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 103.439mph 1m 17.4025s + 0.8634s (18 laps)
12. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 103.427mph 1m 17.4110s + 0.8719s (12 laps)
13. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 103.271mph 1m 17.5277s + 0.9886s (22 laps)
14. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 103.139mph 1m 17.6276s + 1.0885s (20 laps)
15. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 103.129mph 1m 17.6346s + 1.0955s (27 laps)
16. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 103.068mph 1m 17.6804s + 1.1413s (13 laps)
17. #5 EJ Viso (C) 102.942mph 1m 17.7762s + 1.2371s (21 laps)
18. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 102.895mph 1m 17.8111s + 1.2720s (14 laps)
19. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 102.869mph 1m 17.8311s + 1.2920s (15 laps)
20. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 102.816mph 1m 17.8715s + 1.3324s (19 laps)
21. #12 Will Power (C) 102.740mph 1m 17.9286s + 1.3895s (11 laps)
22. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 102.493mph 1m 18.1163s + 1.5772s (10 laps)
23. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 102.402mph 1m 18.1858s + 1.6467s (20 laps)
24. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 102.028mph 1m 18.4726s + 1.9335s (14 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 101.477mph 1m 18.8988s + 2.3597s (25 laps)

Total Laps: 461



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