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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 V6, races teammate Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Dixon won the pole and finished in fourth-place. Kanaan led for most of the race and finished third. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan lead the pack at the start of the Iowa Corn Indy 300 (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe (left), driver of the #8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, talks with teammate Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, during qualifying Friday, July 11, 2014 for Saturday`s race at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Briscoe qualified fourth, Kanaan second and teammate Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 won the pole. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates winning the pole Friday, July 11, 2014 for Saturday`s race at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Dixon will start in the front row with teammate Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, who qualified second. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 wins the pole Friday, July 11, 2014 for Saturday`s race at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Dixon will start in the front row with teammate Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, who qualified second. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
The eyes of Scott Dixon look down track prior to practice for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon on course during practice for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal on the frontstretch during practice at Pocono Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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