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IndyCar Long Beach 2013: Practice 4 times

21 April 2013

AJ Foyt Racing's Takuma Sato set the pace in the half-hour Sunday morning warm-up session on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street course in Long Beach, California.

Sato's time of 1:08.5388s (103.369mph) was just 21 thousandths of a second faster that Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing's Josef Newgarden. EJ Viso was third fastest ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay, with polesitter Dario Franchitti taking it relatively easy in eighth position.

The sole stoppage was caused by Simon Pagenaud spinning between turns 7 and 8 shortly after the session got underway. There was no damage to the #55 and the Frenchman was able to return to pit lane under his own power.

Pagenaud's team mate and compatriot Tristan Vautier was seventh fastest in the warm up and had been due to start from 9th on the grid for this afternoon's race, but will now be sent to the back of the grid after having to make an unscheduled engine change. He's the first driver in 2013 to take a ten-place engine penalty.

Practice 4 times

1. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 103.369mph 1:08.5388s Leader (18 laps)
2. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 103.366mph 1:08.5409s + 0.0021s (21 laps)
3. #5 EJ Viso (C) 103.356mph 1:08.5475s + 0.0087s (17 laps)
4. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 103.324mph 1:08.5691s + 0.0303s (19 laps)
5. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 103.034mph 1:08.7616s + 0.2228s (22 laps)
6. #17 Mike Conway (H) 103.028mph 1:08.7655s + 0.2267s (21 laps)
7. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 103.006mph 1:08.7803s + 0.2415s (15 laps)
8. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 102.848mph 1:08.8859s + 0.3471s (22 laps)
9. #16 James Jakes (H) 102.754mph 1:08.9490s + 0.4102s (20 laps)
10. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 102.658mph 1:09.0137s + 0.4749s (19 laps)
11. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 102.635mph 1:09.0290s + 0.4902s (20 laps)
12. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 102.560mph 1:09.0796s + 0.5408s (21 laps)
13. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 102.430mph 1:09.1672s + 0.6284s (17 laps)
14. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 102.410mph 1:09.1808s + 0.6420s (19 laps)
15. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 102.351mph 1:09.2207s + 0.6819s (16 laps)
16. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 102.275mph 1:09.2720s + 0.7332s (18 laps)
17. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 102.227mph 1:09.3045s + 0.7657s (19 laps)
18. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 102.176mph 1:09.3391s + 0.8003s (18 laps)
19. #78 Simona de Silvestro (C) 101.917mph 1:09.5151s + 0.9763s (18 laps)
20. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 101.769mph 1:09.6168s + 1.0780s (17 laps)
21. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 101.652mph 1:09.6967s + 1.1579s (21 laps)
22. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 101.633mph 1:09.7095s + 1.1707s (15 laps)
23. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 101.397mph 1:09.8720s + 1.3332s (16 laps)
24. #2 AJ Allmendinger (C) 101.356mph 1:09.9003s + 1.3615s (20 laps)
25. #18 Ana Beatriz (H) 101.136mph 1:10.0525s + 1.5137s (18 laps)
26. #12 Will Power (C) 101.075mph 1:10.0947s + 1.5559s (20 laps)
27. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 100.095mph 1:10.7811s + 2.2423s (21 laps)

Total Laps: 508


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