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IndyCar Sao Paulo 2013: Warm-up times

Graham Rahal took the honours in the short half hour Sunday morning warm-up in Sao Paulo, the last track time for the drivers ahead of today's Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan finished the quiet 30-minute Sunday morning warm-up session on top of the timesheets, courtesy of Graham Rahal's lap of 1:21.2494s (12.365mph) on the 11-turn 2.536-mile temporary circuit on the streets of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Rahal was just 0.0426s ahead of EJ Viso, one of the drivers who will line up on the front row for the start of Sunday afternoon's Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300, the fourth round of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Ganassi's Scott Dixon was third fastest.

Josef Newgarden rebounded from missing out on qualifying while the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing #67 was fitted with a new Honda engine on Saturday by putting in the fifth fastest time of the warm-up just a tenth adrift of Panther's JR Hildebrand.

While Newgarden needed to shake down his car after its rebuild, most of the field was content to drive well within their capabilities in a relatively relaxed warm-up session. Dixon and Ana Beatriz were among those to have adventures in overrun areas, but there were no major incidents or stoppages.

Today's race starts at 11.30am EST (16.30pm BST).

Sunday warm-up times

1. #15 Graham Rahal RLL (H) 112.365mph 1:21.2494s (18 laps)
2. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM (C) 112.306mph 1:21.2920s + 0.0426s (15 laps)
3. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 112.256mph 1:21.3284s + 0.0790s (18 laps)
4. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther (C) 112.170mph 1:21.3911s + 0.1417s (17 laps)
5. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 112.033mph 1:21.4902s + 0.2408s (17 laps)
6. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 111.810mph 1:21.6526s + 0.4032s (21 laps)
7. #78 Simona de Silvestro KV Racing (C) 111.704mph 1:21.7303s + 0.4809s (20 laps)
8. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 111.691mph 1:21.7398s + 0.4904s (17 laps)
9. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 111.635mph 1:21.7811s + 0.5317s (16 laps)
10. #18 Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne (H) 111.593mph 1:21.8113s + 0.5619s (19 laps)
11. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 111.544mph 1:21.8472s + 0.5978s (16 laps)
12. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt (H) 111.465mph 1:21.9055s + 0.6561s (16 laps)
13. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 111.427mph 1:21.9332s + 0.6838s (20 laps)
14. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 111.302mph 1:22.0254s + 0.7760s (17 laps)
15. #22 Oriol Servià Panther/DRR (C) 111.224mph 1:22.0831s + 0.8337s (19 laps)
16. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 111.211mph 1:22.0929s + 0.8435s (18 laps)
17. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 111.203mph 1:22.0988s + 0.8494s (19 laps)
18. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt (H) 111.201mph 1:22.1000s + 0.8506s (18 laps)
19. #16 James Jakes RLL (H) 111.182mph 1:22.1138s + 0.8644s (16 laps)
20. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 111.035mph 1:22.2230s + 0.9736s (14 laps)
21. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 111.014mph 1:22.2385s + 0.9891s (13 laps)
22. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 110.730mph 1:22.4492s + 1.1998s (17 laps)
23. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 110.676mph 1:22.4896s + 1.2402s (16 laps)
24. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon (C) 110.501mph 1:22.6199s + 1.3705s (16 laps)
25. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter (C) 109.621mph 1:23.2833s + 2.0339s (17 laps)

Total laps: 430



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Josef Newgarden during Saturday practice for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 - May 4, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
EJ Viso on track during Saturday practice for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 - May 4, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
EJ Viso during Saturday practice for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 - May 4, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal in the cockpit during Saturday practice for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 - May 4, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V-6, celebrates his victory Sunday, April 19, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Chevrolet sweeps the podium as Juan Pablo Montoya (l to r), driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar; Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Verizon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V-6 and Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6, celebrate Saturday, April 18, 2015 after finishing third, first and second in the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 pumps his fist as he crosses the finish line, winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 races to victory Sunday, April 19, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon lead the field into Turn 1 during the start of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon enters Turn 3 during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon navigates the fountain turn complex during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies in Victory Lane for Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, and Juan Pablo Montoya on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates in Victory Lane following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon drinks the champagne following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon drinks the champagne following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden in his pit stand. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden apexes the hairpin turn during qualifications for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)

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