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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)
Team Chevy sweeps the podium as Tony Kanaan (center), driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Saturday, August 30, 2014, during the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Teammate Scott Dixon (left), driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, finishes second, and Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet V6, finishes third. Chevrolet wins the Manufacturer`s Championship for the third straight season. (Photo by Gregg EllmanLAT for Chevy Racing)
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Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Ed Carpenter celebrate after the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power wheel-to-wheel with Graham Rahal (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon spins during practice (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon streaks across the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon crosses the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon leaves pit lane (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
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Scott Dixon celebrates his win in Victory Circle after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon and the #9 Target Chip Ganassi team celebrate after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon poses with the trophies after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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