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Edmonton: Practice 3

21 July 2012

Overnight rain storms reset the 2.24-mile, 13-turn temporary track at Edmonton City Center Airport to factory default conditions, with times only really picking up toward the end of the hour-long third practice session on Saturday morning.

A well-timed run allowed Ganassi's Dario Franchitti to claim the honours with a lap of 1:16.8904s just a minute before the chequered flag came out, during a late flurry of flying laps from most of the field that seemed like a full-blooded rehearsal for qualifying that will be held in the afternoon at 1pm local time (8pm BST).

Practice 3 times

1. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 104.127mph 1m 16.8904s (16 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 104.092mph 1m 16.9167s + 0.0263s (23 laps)
3. #12 Will Power (C) 104.030mph 1m 16.9621s + 0.0717s (23 laps)
4. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 103.879mph 1m 17.0743s + 0.1839s (17 laps)
5. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 103.839mph 1m 17.1037s + 0.2133s (18 laps)
6. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 103.803mph 1m 17.1308s + 0.2404s (26 laps)
7. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 103.519mph 1m 17.3425s + 0.4521s (19 laps)
8. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 103.517mph 1m 17.3436s + 0.4532s (23 laps)
9. #5 EJ Viso (C) 103.514mph 1m 17.3462s + 0.4558s (24 laps)
10. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 103.405mph 1m 17.4277s + 0.5373s (22 laps)
11. #19 James Jakes (H) 103.372mph 1m 17.4526s + 0.5622s (25 laps)
12. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 103.328mph 1m 17.4852s + 0.5948s (25 laps)
13. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 103.319mph 1m 17.4918s + 0.6014s (22 laps)
14. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 103.253mph 1m 17.5417s + 0.6513s (21 laps)
15. #14 Mike Conway (H) 103.099mph 1m 17.6577s + 0.7673s (16 laps)
16. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 103.078mph 1m 17.6729s + 0.7825s (22 laps)
17. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 102.893mph 1m 17.8131s + 0.9227s (23 laps)
18. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 102.823mph 1m 17.8660s + 0.9756s (21 laps)
19. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 102.780mph 1m 17.8983s + 1.0079s (20 laps)
20. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 102.696mph 1m 17.9621s + 1.0717s (24 laps)
21. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 102.620mph 1m 18.0198s + 1.1294s (12 laps)
22. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 102.558mph 1m 18.0672s + 1.1768s (31 laps)
23. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 102.409mph 1m 18.1808s + 1.2904s (34 laps)
24. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 102.155mph 1m 18.3754s + 1.4850s (25 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 102.053mph 1m 18.4536s + 1.5632s (21 laps)

Total Laps: 553


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