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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 (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to victory at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to pole at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Graham Rahal celebrates victory in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway   (image credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens)
Scott Dixon leads the Indycar field   [pic credit: Indycar media/Bret Kelley]
Ed Jones - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Shawn Gritzmacher]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing [credit: Chris Jones]
Scott Dixon - Chip Ganassi [credit: IndyCar Series]
Scott Dixon - Chip Ganassi [credit: IndyCar Series]
Scott Dixon sprays the champagne in Victory Circle following his win in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon is congratulated by Dario Franchitti after winning the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon with a victory kiss from his wife, Emma, following clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates his victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)

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