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Barber - Test times - March 12

12 March 2013

With just ten days to go before the first race of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season, all the driver and teams got their last chance for pre-season testing at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.

In the first of two days of testing, Team Penske's Will Power topped both the morning and afternoon sessions. After a delayed start due to low temperature, Power set a morning benchmark of 1:08.4984s on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course that improved to 1:07.8625s after the lunch break. The top three drivers in both the first and second test sessions were all Chevrolet-powered, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Mike Conway putting in the best time of the Honda stable with a lap of 1:08.1584s in the afternoon.

Power was joined at Barber by his full-time team mate Helio Castroneves, who was second-fastest to Power in the afternoon; and also by AJ Allmendinger, who will be competing at Barber next month during the season ahead of his Indianapolis 500 d├ębut in May. Allmendinger had one of the bigger incidents late in the day when he got airborne at turn 8, but he was able to drive the car back to pit road afterwards.

Although Dale Coyne Racing have not formally announced its driver line-up for 2013, Justin Wilson turned out for the team as expected with Ana Beatriz in the second car. Beatriz is believed to be about to announce a deal to drive for the team in 2013 at oval courses and in her native Brazil. For the other road races, Stefan Wilson - who last year finished in third place in the Firestone Indy Lights championship - is hoping to clinch a deal to put him in the #18 alongside his big brother.

Morning session

1. #12 Will Power (C) 120.879mph 1:08.4984s (18 laps)
2. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 120.747mph 1:08.5729s + 0.0745s (18 laps)
3. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 120.520mph 1:08.7023s + 0.2039s (10 laps)
4. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 120.401mph 1:08.7702s + 0.2718s (16 laps)
5. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 120.097mph 1:08.9443s + 0.4459s (18 laps)
6. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 119.934mph 1:09.0381s + 0.5397s (14 laps)
7. #16 Mike Conway (H) 119.870mph 1:09.0746s + 0.5762s (15 laps)
8. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 119.696mph 1:09.1754s + 0.6770s (10 laps)
9. #78 Simona de Silvestro (C) 119.346mph 1:09.3779s + 0.8795s (6 laps)
10. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 119.341mph 1:09.3810s + 0.8826s (15 laps)
11. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 119.339mph 1:09.3822s + 0.8838s (18 laps)
12. #5 EJ Viso (C) 119.214mph 1:09.4549s + 0.9565s (17 laps)
13. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 119.144mph 1:09.4960s + 0.9976s (23 laps)
14. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 119.041mph 1:09.5559s + 1.0575s (21 laps)
15. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 118.857mph 1:09.6635s + 1.1651s (17 laps)
16. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 118.833mph 1:09.6774s + 1.1790s (18 laps)
17. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 118.680mph 1:09.7673s + 1.2689s (8 laps)
18. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 118.602mph 1:09.8132s + 1.3148s (22 laps)
19. #2 AJ Allmendinger (C) 118.359mph 1:09.9567s + 1.4583s (15 laps)
20. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 116.849mph 1:10.8606s + 2.3622s (3 laps)
21. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 115.684mph 1:11.5741s + 3.0757s (10 laps)
22. #18 Ana Beatriz (H) 107.182mph 1:17.2520s + 8.7536s (3 laps)
23. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 103.962mph 1:19.6445s + 11.1461s (2 laps)
24. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 90.025mph 1:31.9743s + 23.4759s (3 laps)

Total Laps: 320

Afternoon session

1. #12 Will Power (C) 122.011mph 1:07.8625s (40 laps)
2. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 121.874mph 1:07.9388s + 0.0763s (41 laps)
3. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 121.788mph 1:07.9869s + 0.1244s (38 laps)
4. #16 Mike Conway (H) 121.482mph 1:08.1584s + 0.2959s (27 laps)
5. #5 EJ Viso (C) 121.374mph 1:08.2190s + 0.3565s (23 laps)
6. #78 Simona de Silvestro (C) 121.354mph 1:08.2301s + 0.3676s (22 laps)
7. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 121.323mph 1:08.2477s + 0.3852s (40 laps)
8. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 121.311mph 1:08.2543s + 0.3918s (14 laps)
9. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 121.184mph 1:08.3260s + 0.4635s (39 laps)
10. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 121.135mph 1:08.3535s + 0.4910s (49 laps)
11. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 121.131mph 1:08.3557s + 0.4932s (29 laps)
12. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 121.031mph 1:08.4123s + 0.5498s (34 laps)
13. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 120.941mph 1:08.4629s + 0.6004s (28 laps)
14. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 120.912mph 1:08.4798s + 0.6173s (34 laps)
15. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 120.887mph 1:08.4940s + 0.6315s (21 laps)
16. #2 AJ Allmendinger (C) 120.859mph 1:08.5098s + 0.6473s (41 laps)
17. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 120.832mph 1:08.5250s + 0.6625s (22 laps)
18. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 120.714mph 1:08.5921s + 0.7296s (20 laps)
19. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 120.546mph 1:08.6877s + 0.8252s (32 laps)
20. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 120.312mph 1:08.8208s + 0.9583s (49 laps)
21. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 119.975mph 1:09.0141s + 1.1516s (33 laps)
22. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 119.963mph 1:09.0215s + 1.1590s (24 laps)
23. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 119.584mph 1:09.2398s + 1.3773s (10 laps)
24. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 119.180mph 1:09.4749s + 1.6124s (41 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 118.683mph 1:09.7659s + 1.9034s (47 laps)
26. #18 Ana Beatriz (H) 114.988mph 1:12.0076s + 4.1451s (28 laps)

Total Laps: 826

Combined day 1 test times

1. #12 Will Power (C) 122.011mph 1:07.8625s Practice 2 (58 laps)
2. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 121.874mph 1:07.9388s Practice 2 (57 laps)
3. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 121.788mph 1:07.9869s Practice 2 (56 laps)
4. #16 Mike Conway (H) 121.482mph 1:08.1584s Practice 2 (42 laps)
5. #5 EJ Viso (C) 121.374mph 1:08.2190s Practice 2 (40 laps)
6. #78 Simona de Silvestro (C) 121.354mph 1:08.2301s Practice 2 (28 laps)
7. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 121.323mph 1:08.2477s Practice 2 (58 laps)
8. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 121.311mph 1:08.2543s Practice 2 (32 laps)
9. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 121.184mph 1:08.3260s Practice 2 (47 laps)
10. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 121.135mph 1:08.3535s Practice 2 (52 laps)
11. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 121.131mph 1:08.3557s Practice 2 (39 laps)
12. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 121.031mph 1:08.4123s Practice 2 (52 laps)
13. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 120.941mph 1:08.4629s Practice 2 (45 laps)
14. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 120.912mph 1:08.4798s Practice 2 (49 laps)
15. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 120.887mph 1:08.4940s Practice 2 (31 laps)
16. #2 AJ Allmendinger (C) 120.859mph 1:08.5098s Practice 2 (56 laps)
17. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 120.832mph 1:08.5250s Practice 2 (24 laps)
18. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 120.714mph 1:08.5921s Practice 2 (42 laps)
19. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 120.546mph 1:08.6877s Practice 2 (32 laps)
20. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 120.312mph 1:08.8208s Practice 2 (72 laps)
21. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 119.975mph 1:09.0141s Practice 2 (54 laps)
22. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 119.963mph 1:09.0215s Practice 2 (27 laps)
23. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 119.934mph 1:09.0381s Practice 1 (24 laps)
24. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 119.180mph 1:09.4749s Practice 2 (41 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 118.683mph 1:09.7659s Practice 2 (57 laps)
26. #18 Ana Beatriz (H) 114.988mph 1:12.0076s Practice 2 (31 laps)

Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 1146
(C) = Chevrolet, (H) = Honda


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