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IndyCar Long Beach 2013: Practice 2 times

19 April 2013

Teams and drivers were left frustrated in the second practice session for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday afternoon as the 45 minute running time was significantly shortened by a number of lengthy cautions.

The session was less that five minutes old when the first red flag came out, after the #6 Dragon Racing car of Sebastian Saavedra went into the turn 5 run-off and then spun into the wall as he tried to get himself back on track, burying the nose of the car into the tyres in the process.

Will Power was at the top of the timesheets at this early stage with a lap of 1:09.7695s, and it was some seven minutes before the track was ready to go back to green again. Unfortunately the resumption lasted just four minutes before Justin Wilson put the #19 Dale Coyne Racing car into the tyre wall at turn 8 and then got collected in the rear by the #78 KV Racing Technology car of Simona de Silvestro.

That incident put both cars out of the running for the rest of the day - Wilson's having sustained particularly heavy damage - and also took a long time to clear up and get the tyre wall repaired. When running did finally resume there were just 12 minutes remaining, and a further final red flag for a crash by Scott Dixon at the exit of turn 9 did nothing to help matters.

The cars were able to take to the track again and in the final runs it was Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay who went to the top of the timesheets with a lap of 1:09.4224s (102.054mph) before local waved yellows for EJ Viso hitting the tyres at turn 9 effectively ended the session.

Hunter-Reay's time was enough to put him 0.0379s ahead of Mike Conway who was in second place again for the second session running in his only confirmed IZOD IndyCar Series outing of 2013 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

"Got rid of the cobwebs and the car felt good though we couldn't get a clear run," Conway said later. "We got one in, and I think a lot of people they either got one or they didn't get any so we were lucky to just get the one."

Practice 3 takes place at 10.40am West Coast time (6.40pm BST) on Saturday morning ahead of qualifying which takes place in the afternoon from 2pm (10pm BST). A half hour Sunday morning warm-up is the last track activity for the IndyCar drivers before the race which starts at 1.45pm (9.45pm BST.)

Practice 2 times

1. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 102.054mph 1:09.4224s (13 laps)
2. #17 Mike Conway RLL (H) 101.998mph 1:09.4603s + 0.0379s (11 laps)
3. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 101.915mph 1:09.5166s + 0.0942s (13 laps)
4. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt (H) 101.843mph 1:09.5657s + 0.1433s (9 laps)
5. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 101.704mph 1:09.6608s + 0.2384s (13 laps)
6. #16 James Jakes RLL (H) 101.55mph 1:09.7664s + 0.344s (9 laps)
7. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 101.526mph 1:09.7829s + 0.3605s (12 laps)
8. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 101.517mph 1:09.7891s + 0.3667s (13 laps)
9. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt (H) 101.328mph 1:09.9197s + 0.4973s (6 laps)
10. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 100.88mph 1:10.2298s + 0.8074s (12 laps)
11. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 100.861mph 1:10.2431s + 0.8207s (5 laps)
12. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 100.855mph 1:10.2472s + 0.8248s (13 laps)
13. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 100.738mph 1:10.3292s + 0.9068s (11 laps)
14. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 100.674mph 1:10.3735s + 0.9511s (13 laps)
15. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 100.607mph 1:10.4208s + 0.9984s (6 laps)
16. #78 Simona de Silvestro KV Racing (C) 100.512mph 1:10.4872s + 1.0648s (5 laps)
17. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther (C) 100.507mph 1:10.4906s + 1.0682s (10 laps)
18. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 100.5mph 1:10.4956s + 1.0732s (10 laps)
19. #2 AJ Allmendinger Penske (C) 100.433mph 1:10.5424s + 1.12s (11 laps)
20. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM (C) 100.049mph 1:10.8132s + 1.3908s (8 laps)
21. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 99.607mph 1:11.1275s + 1.7051s (9 laps)
22. #18 Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne (H) 99.513mph 1:11.1949s + 1.7725s (12 laps)
23. #22 Oriol Servià Panther/DRR (C) 99.457mph 1:11.2345s + 1.8121s (10 laps)
24. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 99.26mph 1:11.3759s + 1.9535s (6 laps)
25. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon (C) 99.252mph 1:11.3819s + 1.9595s (2 laps)
26. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter (C) 98.847mph 1:11.6747s + 2.2523s (13 laps)
27. #15 Graham Rahal RLL (H) 90.849mph 1:17.9843s + 8.5619s (5 laps)

Total laps: 260

Combined Friday Practice times

1. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 102.054mph 1:09.4224s Practice 2 after 20 laps
2. #17 Mike Conway 101.998mph 1:09.4603s Practice 2 after 32 laps
3. #12 Will Power 101.915mph 1:09.5166s Practice 2 after 25 laps
4. #55 Tristan Vautier 101.843mph 1:09.5657s Practice 2 after 23 laps
5. #3 Helio Castroneves 101.704mph 1:09.6608s Practice 2 after 23 laps
6. #16 James Jakes 101.550mph 1:09.7664s Practice 2 after 24 laps
7. #98 Alex Tagliani 101.526mph 1:09.7829s Practice 2 after 20 laps
8. #10 Dario Franchitti 101.517mph 1:09.7891s Practice 2 after 27 laps
9. #27 James Hinchcliffe 101.479mph 1:09.8157s Practice 1 after 21 laps
10. #14 Takuma Sato 101.328mph 1:09.9197s Practice 2 after 21 laps
11. #78 Simona de Silvestro 101.101mph 1:10.0767s Practice 1 after 18 laps
12. #19 Justin Wilson 101.063mph 1:10.1028s Practice 1 after 19 laps
13. #9 Scott Dixon 100.998mph 1:10.1479s Practice 1 after 13 laps
14. #15 Graham Rahal 100.937mph 1:10.1906s Practice 1 after 20 laps
15. #67 Josef Newgarden 100.911mph 1:10.2081s Practice 1 after 26 laps
16. #77 Simon Pagenaud 100.855mph 1:10.2472s Practice 2 after 24 laps
17. #25 Marco Andretti 100.738mph 1:10.3292s Practice 2 after 22 laps
18. #7 Sebastien Bourdais 100.674mph 1:10.3735s Practice 2 after 28 laps
19. #4 JR Hildebrand 100.636mph 1:10.4001s Practice 1 after 29 laps
20. #11 Tony Kanaan 100.500mph 1:10.4956s Practice 2 after 16 laps
21. #2 AJ Allmendinger 100.433mph 1:10.5424s Practice 2 after 28 laps
22. #5 EJ Viso 100.049mph 1:10.8132s Practice 2 after 18 laps
23. #83 Charlie Kimball 100.046mph 1:10.8156s Practice 1 after 15 laps
24. #18 Ana Beatriz 99.784mph 1:11.0011s Practice 1 after 34 laps
25. #22 Oriol Servia 99.704mph 1:11.0586s Practice 1 after 26 laps
26. #6 Sebastian Saavedra 99.689mph 1:11.0693s Practice 1 after 16 laps
27. #20 Ed Carpenter 98.847mph 1:11.6747s Practice 2 after 30 laps

Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 618


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