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Baltimore: Practice 4 times

Schmidt-Hamilton Motorsport's Simon Pagenaud topped the timesheets in the Sunday morning warm-up session in Baltimore ahead of this afternoon's IZOD IndyCar Series race.
Simon Pagenaud rebounded from his accident in qualifying on Saturday to top the times after the half-hour Sunday morning warm-up session ahead of this afternoon's Grand Prix of Baltimore on Friday morning.

Pagenaud set a lap of 1:18.7420s (93.267mph) in the half hour morning warm-up, putting him just 0.0075s ahead of Scott Dixon on the timesheets. Dixon will start the race on the front row alongside polesitter Will Power, who put in a leisurely sixth fastest time of the morning in his #12 Penske car.

Power's team mate Ryan Briscoe brought out the only red flag of the period at the midway point, when he went into the tyres in turn 5 and sustained nose damage.

All 25 drivers were able to get out on track for their race day shakedown, after several teams were left repairing some quite extensive damage on a number of the cars overnight which had been sustained in practice and qualifying on Saturday.

To address the number of incidents that arose, race director Beaux Barfield ordered a short stack of tires to be added overnight at the apex of the first chicane, and that the left-hand concrete barrier should be moved to a less-harsh angle.

Sunday warm up - Practice 4 times

1. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 93.267mph 1:18.7420s (17 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 93.258mph 1:18.7495s + 0.0075s (17 laps)
3. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 92.653mph 1:19.2639s + 0.5219s (15 laps)
4. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 92.459mph 1:19.4298s + 0.6878s (17 laps)
5. #19 James Jakes (H) 92.377mph 1:19.5005s + 0.7585s (17 laps)
6. #12 Will Power (C) 92.295mph 1:19.5709s + 0.8289s (14 laps)
7. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 92.282mph 1:19.5821s + 0.8401s (14 laps)
8. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 92.262mph 1:19.5995s + 0.8575s (17 laps)
9. #14 Mike Conway (H) 92.143mph 1:19.7023s + 0.9603s (16 laps)
10. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 92.088mph 1:19.7499s + 1.0079s (17 laps)
11. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 91.979mph 1:19.8444s + 1.1024s (14 laps)
12. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 91.969mph 1:19.8528s + 1.1108s (15 laps)
13. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 91.908mph 1:19.9059s + 1.1639s (11 laps)
14. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 91.849mph 1:19.9571s + 1.2151s (5 laps)
15. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 91.779mph 1:20.0180s + 1.2760s (13 laps)
16. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 91.753mph 1:20.0412s + 1.2992s (18 laps)
17. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 91.626mph 1:20.1519s + 1.4099s (9 laps)
18. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 91.577mph 1:20.1951s + 1.4531s (16 laps)
19. #67 Bruno Junqueira (H) 91.429mph 1:20.3247s + 1.5827s (17 laps)
20. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 91.297mph 1:20.4410s + 1.6990s (17 laps)
21. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 91.257mph 1:20.4757s + 1.7337s (16 laps)
22. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 91.243mph 1:20.4880s + 1.7460s (18 laps)
23. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 91.136mph 1:20.5831s + 1.8411s (16 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 90.436mph 1:21.2069s + 2.4649s (13 laps)
25. #5 EJ Viso (C) 89.344mph 1:22.1987s + 3.4567s (10 laps)

Total Laps: 369



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