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Barber - Test times - March 13

13 March 2013

Penske's Will Power completed a clean-sweep of all the sessions of the two-day IZOD IndyCar Series pre-season open test at Barber Motorsports Park, with the fastest times again in both the morning and afternoon on Wednesday.

Power's time in the morning session was 1:07.4981s, with Tony Kanaan second fastest just five hundredths of a second slower on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course. Kanaan had earlier announced that his #11 KV Racing Technology entry would be run in alliance with SH Racing in 2013.

In the afternoon, Power improved still further and posted his best lap of the entire test, with a time of 1:07.1329s. That put him a quarter of a second clear of Andretti Autosport's James Hinchcliffe, who finished the Barber outing with the second best time of the field ahead of Justin Wilson.

"It's as competitive as ever," was Hinchcliffe's verdict of how the season was shaping up. He was certainly happy to be back at work after a near-six month lay off: "The problem with such a long offseason and very little time to test is it gives engineers like six months to sit in a box and come up with crazy ideas. Then you only have like three days to try and get through all these things that they have dreamed up."

Wilson was the fastest Honda runner of the two days with a time of 1:07.4996s, a little over a tenth off Hinchcliffe. Stefan Wilson finally made his d├ębut in the Dale Coyne Racing #18 IndyCar alongside big brother Justin, but he had to wait until the afternoon session to do so because of issues with the car. Ana Beatriz had continued to drive the car in the morning session.

Dale Coyne Racing is yet to confirm its driver line up for the 2013 season, which starts on March 24 with the street race at St Petersburg.

Morning session

1. #12 Will Power (C) 122.670mph 1:07.4981s (26 laps)
2. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 122.580mph 1:07.5478s + 0.0497s (32 laps)
3. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 122.440mph 1:07.6247s + 0.1266s (32 laps)
4. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 122.423mph 1:07.6346s + 0.1365s (21 laps)
5. #78 Simona de Silvestro (C) 121.935mph 1:07.9050s + 0.4069s (17 laps)
6. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 121.784mph 1:07.9893s + 0.4912s (21 laps)
7. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 121.708mph 1:08.0316s + 0.5335s (17 laps)
8. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 121.558mph 1:08.1158s + 0.6177s (26 laps)
9. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 121.534mph 1:08.1290s + 0.6309s (28 laps)
10. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 121.492mph 1:08.1524s + 0.6543s (23 laps)
11. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 121.159mph 1:08.3400s + 0.8419s (30 laps)
12. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 121.128mph 1:08.3577s + 0.8596s (27 laps)
13. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 121.107mph 1:08.3692s + 0.8711s (30 laps)
14. #5 EJ Viso (C) 121.066mph 1:08.3925s + 0.8944s (18 laps)
15. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 121.040mph 1:08.4073s + 0.9092s (31 laps)
16. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 120.969mph 1:08.4474s + 0.9493s (24 laps)
17. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 120.838mph 1:08.5213s + 1.0232s (33 laps)
18. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 120.815mph 1:08.5343s + 1.0362s (12 laps)
19. #2 AJ Allmendinger (C) 120.758mph 1:08.5671s + 1.0690s (29 laps)
20. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 120.585mph 1:08.6654s + 1.1673s (13 laps)
21. #16 James Jakes (H) 120.175mph 1:08.8994s + 1.4013s (31 laps)
22. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 119.524mph 1:09.2750s + 1.7769s (16 laps)
23. #18 Ana Beatriz (H) 119.230mph 1:09.4456s + 1.9475s (41 laps)
24. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 118.998mph 1:09.5811s + 2.0830s (12 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 118.765mph 1:09.7177s + 2.2196s (9 laps)
26. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 118.407mph 1:09.9284s + 2.4303s (4 laps)

Afternoon session

1. #12 Will Power (C) 123.337mph 1:07.1329s (44 laps)
2. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 122.878mph 1:07.3839s + 0.2510s (37 laps)
3. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 122.667mph 1:07.4996s + 0.3667s (46 laps)
4. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 122.327mph 1:07.6872s + 0.5543s (48 laps)
5. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 122.208mph 1:07.7534s + 0.6205s (52 laps)
6. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 122.183mph 1:07.7674s + 0.6345s (54 laps)
7. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 122.061mph 1:07.8350s + 0.7021s (56 laps)
8. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 122.028mph 1:07.8532s + 0.7203s (39 laps)
9. #16 James Jakes (H) 121.960mph 1:07.8912s + 0.7583s (40 laps)
10. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 121.948mph 1:07.8976s + 0.7647s (62 laps)
11. #78 Simona de Silvestro (C) 121.851mph 1:07.9518s + 0.8189s (49 laps)
12. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 121.781mph 1:07.9911s + 0.8582s (32 laps)
13. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 121.763mph 1:08.0009s + 0.8680s (36 laps)
14. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 121.744mph 1:08.0116s + 0.8787s (44 laps)
15. #2 AJ Allmendinger (C) 121.467mph 1:08.1666s + 1.0337s (50 laps)
16. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 121.460mph 1:08.1705s + 1.0376s (33 laps)
17. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 121.376mph 1:08.2176s + 1.0847s (49 laps)
18. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 121.365mph 1:08.2239s + 1.0910s (39 laps)
19. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 121.318mph 1:08.2504s + 1.1175s (42 laps)
20. #5 EJ Viso (C) 121.272mph 1:08.2762s + 1.1433s (37 laps)
21. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 120.939mph 1:08.4644s + 1.3315s (43 laps)
22. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 120.543mph 1:08.6891s + 1.5562s (61 laps)
23. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 118.807mph 1:09.6929s + 2.5600s (17 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 118.605mph 1:09.8115s + 2.6786s (32 laps)
25. #18 Stefan Wilson (H) 118.429mph 1:09.9153s + 2.7824s (42 laps)

Total Laps: 1084

Combined Barber test times

1. #12 Will Power (C) 123.337mph 1:07.1329s Practice 4 (128 laps)
2. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 122.878mph 1:07.3839s Practice 4 (125 laps)
3. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 122.667mph 1:07.4996s Practice 4 (141 laps)
4. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 122.580mph 1:07.5478s Practice 3 (99 laps)
5. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 122.423mph 1:07.6346s Practice 3 (122 laps)
6. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 122.327mph 1:07.6872s Practice 4 (101 laps)
7. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 122.208mph 1:07.7534s Practice 4 (115 laps)
8. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 122.183mph 1:07.7674s Practice 4 (112 laps)
9. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 122.061mph 1:07.8350s Practice 4 (130 laps)
10. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 122.028mph 1:07.8532s Practice 4 (121 laps)
11. #16 James Jakes (H) 121.960mph 1:07.8912s Practice 4 (71 laps)
12. #78 Simona de Silvestro (C) 121.935mph 1:07.9050s Practice 3 (94 laps)
13. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 121.781mph 1:07.9911s Practice 4 (98 laps)
14. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 121.744mph 1:08.0116s Practice 4 (105 laps)
15. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 121.558mph 1:08.1158s Practice 3 (83 laps)
16. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 121.534mph 1:08.1290s Practice 3 (125 laps)
17. #16 Mike Conway (H) 121.482mph 1:08.1584s Practice 2 (42 laps)
18. #2 AJ Allmendinger (C) 121.467mph 1:08.1666s Practice 4 (135 laps)
19. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 121.376mph 1:08.2176s Practice 4 (100 laps)
20. #5 EJ Viso (C) 121.374mph 1:08.2190s Practice 2 (95 laps)
21. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 121.318mph 1:08.2504s Practice 4 (93 laps)
22. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 121.159mph 1:08.3400s Practice 3 (125 laps)
23. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 120.838mph 1:08.5213s Practice 3 (121 laps)
24. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 119.975mph 1:09.0141s Practice 2 (70 laps)
25. #18 Ana Beatriz (H) 119.230mph 1:09.4456s Practice 3 (72 laps)
26. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 119.180mph 1:09.4749s Practice 2 (70 laps)
27. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 118.765mph 1:09.7177s Practice 3 (98 laps)
28. #18 Stefan Wilson (H) 118.429mph 1:09.9153s Practice 4 (42 laps)

Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 2833
(C) = Chevrolet, (H) = Honda


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