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Baltimore: Qualifying times

Will Power dominated all the qualifying sessions in which he took part at Baltimore, finally clinching pole position with a lap of 1:17.9750s (94.184mph) ahead of Mike Conway.
Penske's Will Power claimed pole position for the Grand Prix of Baltimore after coming out top in all the rounds of qualifying on Saturday afternoon. He'll be joined on the front row by one of his chief title rivals - Scott Dixon, making his 200th IZOD IndyCar Series start this weekend - while Sebastien Bourdais gets a row two start for the second week in succession alongside Dario Franchitti.

The session followed the standard road and street course format, beginning with round 1 which saw half the field running in the first 15-minute Group 1 and the other half in Group 2.

Tony Kanaan topped the first group with a time of 1:20.1257s (91.656mph) just over two tenths ahead of Scott Dixon. Bruno Junqueira got off to a successful start subbing for the injured Josef Newgarden by taking third place, and Ed Carpenter, Mike Conway and Charlie Kimball also made it through, leaving top names Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alex Tagliani and Rubens Barrichello out in the cold. They'd been caught out by the early end to the session that followed a red flag for Graham Rahal hitting the wall while navigating the new chicane; Rahal's car sustained heavy damage, while being the cause of the red flag meant his fast time up to that point was deleted.

In the second group, Penske's Will Power was the more expected name atop the timesheets with a lap of 1:18.6736s (93.347mph) pipping Sebastien Bourdais by 0.0430s. Dario Franchitti, Justin Wilson, James Hinccliffe and Simon Pagenaud also made it through, but Power's team mates Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves were surprise fallers. JR Hiledbrand was unable to participate because of damage from his own incident with the chicane wall in Saturday morning Practice 3.

After a five minute pause, the top six from each group progressed to the ten-minute Top 12 round 2, which was topped by Will Power looking in imperious form with a lap of 1:17.5921s (94.648mph), eight tenths faster than Scott Dixon in second place. Sebastien Bourdais, James Hinchcliffe, Mike Conway and Dario Franchitti also progressed. Simon Pagenaud failed to get out and set a time because of suspension damage sustained in round 1 hitting the wall around the chicane, and Justin Wilson lost his fastest lap because he brought out the red flag in the session in a similar incident.

The top six from round 2 then went through to the pole shootout Firestone Fast Six round 3 which set the front three rows of the grid for Sunday's race. Will Power completed his clean sweep of qualifying sessions and claimed pole with a lap of 1:17.9750s (94.184mph), but Mike Conway was the surprise of the session by claiming second place half a second off Power's pace, although he ended the session with front-end damage after contact with the wall at the chicane and will also have a ten place grid drop for an engine change. That will boost Scott Dixon up from third place, while Sebastien Bourdais did enough enough to ensure his second consecutive row two start in a week alongside Dario Franchitti.

Qualifying times

Round 1 - Group 1

1. #11 Tony Kanaan KVR (C) 91.656mph 1:20.1257s (2 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 91.394mph 1:20.3549s + 0.2292s (2 laps)
3. #67 Bruno Junqueira SFHR (H) 90.946mph 1:20.7513s + 0.6256s (3 laps)
4. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR (C) 90.495mph 1:21.1532s + 1.0275s (6 laps)
5. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt (H) 90.081mph 1:21.5265s + 1.4008s (2 laps)
6. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 90.001mph 1:21.5988s + 1.4731s (2 laps)
7. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 89.877mph 1:21.7113s + 1.5856s (2 laps)
8. #98 Alex Tagliani Bryan Herta (H) 89.271mph 1:22.2657s + 2.1400s (1 laps)
9. #8 Rubens Barrichello KVR (C) 88.711mph 1:22.7851s + 2.6594s (2 laps)
10. #15 Takuma Sato Rahal (H) 86.870mph 1:24.5395s + 4.4138s (2 laps)
11. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM (L) 84.198mph 1:27.2226s + 7.0969s (3 laps)
12. #38 Graham Rahal Ganassi (H) No time

Total laps: 28

Round 1 - Group 2

1. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 93.347mph 1:18.6736s (5 laps)
2. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 93.296mph 1:18.7166s + 0.0430s (5 laps)
3. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 93.278mph 1:18.7323s + 0.0587s (6 laps)
4. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 93.168mph 1:18.8245s + 0.1509s (5 laps)
5. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 93.119mph 1:18.8664s + 0.1928s (5 laps)
6. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 93.118mph 1:18.8671s + 0.1935s (4 laps)
7. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske (C) 93.094mph 1:18.8872s + 0.2136s (5 laps)
8. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 93.017mph 1:18.9533s + 0.2797s (5 laps)
9. #22 Oriol Servià Panther/DRR (C) 92.568mph 1:19.3365s + 0.6629s (5 laps)
10. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 92.471mph 1:19.4192s + 0.7456s (5 laps)
11. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne (H) 92.320mph 1:19.5496s + 0.8760s (5 laps)
12. #5 EJ Viso KVR (C) 91.957mph 1:19.8631s + 1.1895s (3 laps)
13. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther (C) No time (0 laps)

Total laps: 58

Round 2 - Top 12

1. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 94.648mph 1:17.5921s (3 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 93.649mph 1:18.4198s + 0.8277s (4 laps)
3. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 93.547mph 1:18.5055s + 0.9134s (3 laps)
4. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 93.391mph 1:18.6368s + 1.0447s (4 laps)
5. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt (H) 93.316mph 1:18.6996s + 1.1075s (4 laps)
6. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 93.070mph 1:18.9082s + 1.3161s (4 laps)
7. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 92.569mph 1:19.3347s + 1.7426s (4 laps)
8. #11 Tony Kanaan KVR (C) 92.170mph 1:19.6788s + 2.0867s (4 laps)
9. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 91.393mph 1:20.3559s + 2.7638s (3 laps)
10. #67 Bruno Junqueira SFHR (H) 91.363mph 1:20.3826s + 2.7905s (5 laps)
11. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR (C) 91.233mph 1:20.4968s + 2.9047s (5 laps)
12. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) No time (0 laps)

Total laps: 43

Round 3 - Firestone Fast Six

1. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 94.184mph 1:17.9750s (4 laps)
2. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt (H) 93.493mph 1:18.5509s + 0.5759s (2 laps)
3. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 93.432mph 1:18.6017s + 0.6267s (4 laps)
4. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 93.139mph 1:18.8500s + 0.8750s (5 laps)
5. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 93.032mph 1:18.9398s + 0.9648s (4 laps)
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 92.598mph 1:19.3101s + 1.3351s (4 laps)

Total laps: 23

Provisional starting grid

1. #12 Will Power Penske (C)
2. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H)
3. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C)
4. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H)
5. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C)
6. #11 Tony Kanaan KVR (C)
7. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H)
8. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR (C)
9. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H)
10. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C)
11. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske (C)
12. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt (H) *
13. #98 Alex Tagliani Bryan Herta (H)
14. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C)
15. #8 Rubens Barrichello KVR (C)
16. #22 Oriol Servià Panther/DRR (C)
17. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) *
18. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti (C)
19. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne (H)
20. #67 Bruno Junqueira SFHR (H) *
21. #38 Graham Rahal Ganassi (H)
22. #5 EJ Viso KVR (C)
23. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther (C)
24. #15 Takuma Sato Rahal (H) *
25. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM (L) *

Unofficial grid and times
* denotes ten place grid penalty for engine change



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