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Mid-Ohio: Practice 1 times

Will Power topped the sole Friday practice session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a lap of 1:06.8632, while Scott Dixon, Marco Andretti and Simon Pagenaud also laid down early markers.
Will Power was quick to take charge of the timesheets from Takuma Sato once the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opened to all drivers, and he went on to set the best time of anyone with a lap of 1:06.8632s on a track left slippery from rubber laid down by support races.

Scott Dixon put in the second quickest time as the chequered flag came out, 0.1581s behind Power, while Marco Andretti, Simon Pagenaud, Graham Rahal and James Jakes were also quickly on the pace.

The session saw three red flags: the first two to recover cars after spins by Alex Tagliani and James Hinchcliffe mid-session cost the drivers some 14 minutes track time in the 90 minute session, while a late session stoppage for Simona de Silvestro was

That was the only practice session for Friday, with the series having to work around track time for the American Le Mans Series. A one-hour morning practice on Saturday will precede the qualifying session that starts at 11am local time (4pm BST).

Practice 1 times

1. #12 Will Power (C) 121.574mph 1m 06.8632s (16 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 121.287mph 1m 07.0213s + 0.1581s (17 laps)
3. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 121.209mph 1m 07.0644s + 0.2012s (22 laps)
4. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 121.133mph 1m 07.1063s + 0.2431s (29 laps)
5. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 121.129mph 1m 07.1088s + 0.2456s (17 laps)
6. #19 James Jakes (H) 120.892mph 1m 07.2401s + 0.3769s (26 laps)
7. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 120.761mph 1m 07.3133s + 0.4501s (27 laps)
8. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 120.702mph 1m 07.3463s + 0.4831s (23 laps)
9. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 120.682mph 1m 07.3574s + 0.4942s (14 laps)
10. #14 Mike Conway (H) 120.623mph 1m 07.3899s + 0.5267s (28 laps)
11. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 120.498mph 1m 07.4599s + 0.5967s (30 laps)
12. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 120.390mph 1m 07.5207s + 0.6575s (22 laps)
13. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 120.362mph 1m 07.5361s + 0.6729s (26 laps)
14. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 120.334mph 1m 07.5518s + 0.6886s (18 laps)
15. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 120.265mph 1m 07.5909s + 0.7277s (19 laps)
16. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 120.135mph 1m 07.6638s + 0.8006s (12 laps)
17. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 120.112mph 1m 07.6766s + 0.8134s (18 laps)
18. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 119.952mph 1m 07.7670s + 0.9038s (21 laps)
19. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 119.951mph 1m 07.7677s + 0.9045s (32 laps)
20. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 119.783mph 1m 07.8628s + 0.9996s (26 laps)
21. #5 EJ Viso (C) 119.675mph 1m 07.9241s + 1.0609s (22 laps)
22. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 119.626mph 1m 07.9520s + 1.0888s (16 laps)
23. #83 Giorgio Pantano (H) 119.409mph 1m 08.0753s + 1.2121s (37 laps)
24. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 118.796mph 1m 08.4263s + 1.5631s (31 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 117.950mph 1m 08.9171s + 2.0539s (26 laps)

Total Laps: 575



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The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course venue sign. [Photo credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
James Hinchcliffe in the St. Petersburg paddock following practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Francesco Dracone waits on pit lane prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sets up for Turn 11 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The Andretti Autosport team go to work on Ryan Hunter-Reay`s car on pit lane in St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on track at St Petersburg in first practice on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on track at St Petersburg in first practice on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
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Matt Brabham, Andretti Autosport, Indy Lights [Credit: Matt Brabham]
James Hinchcliffe leaves his pit stall during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud sits in his Chevrolet machine on pit lane during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe chats with his engineers during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Marco Andretti navigates the Turn 8-9 Esses complex during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits in his Chevrolet machine on pit lane during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power navigates the Turn 8-9 Esses during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ganassi team mates Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan talk tactics Graham Rahal during open testing at Barber Motorsport Park on Monday March 16 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais rolls down pit lane to head out for practice during open testing at Barber Motorsport Park on Monday March 16 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe rolls down pit lane during open testing at Barber Motorsport Park on Monday March 16 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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