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Toronto: Sunday warm-up times

Helio Castroneves topped the Sunday morning half-hour track opportunity that allowed drivers to ready their cars for the second race of the Honda Indy Toronto double-header.
Helio Castroneves paced the 30-minute Sunday warm-up session in Toronto, the Penske driver setting a best time of 59.4075s (106.35mph) on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

That was just under eight thousandths of a second faster that Scott Dixon, yesterday's race 1 winner and the man who will start today's race from from pole position alongside his Ganassi team mate Dario Franchitti who was third-fastest in the warm-up.

There were no significant incidents during the session, with drivers more focussed on the need to practice standing starts after the overnight decision to convert race 2 to the standing format after the planned attempt on Saturday went awry after Josef Newgarden stalled on the grid and forced race direction to switch to the normal rolling start.

Also in action on Sunday morning was Carlos Munoz, who had literally slipped into Ryan Briscoe's National Guard firesuit in order to take the wheel of the #4 Panther Racing car at very short notice, following confirmation of Briscoe's broken right wrist following a lap 61 accident in yesterday's race 1.

Munoz will start from the back of the grid for today's race, which gets underway at 3.40pm EST (8.40pm BST).

Sunday warm-up times

1. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 106.35mph 59.4075s (24 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 106.336mph 59.4154s + 0.0079s (22 laps)
3. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 106.177mph 59.5046s + 0.0971s (17 laps)
4. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 105.850mph 59.6883s + 0.2808s (23 laps)
5. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 105.807mph 59.7127s + 0.3052s (19 laps)
6. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 105.579mph 59.8415s + 0.4340s (15 laps)
7. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 105.562mph 59.8509s + 0.4434s (20 laps)
8. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt (H) 105.503mph 59.8848s + 0.4773s (20 laps)
9. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM (C) 105.468mph 59.9045s + 0.4970s (16 laps)
10. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 105.342mph 59.9762s + 0.5687s (18 laps)
11. #78 Simona De Silvestro KV Racing (C) 105.332mph 59.9820s + 0.5745s (24 laps)
12. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 105.263mph 1:00.0212s + 0.6137s (22 laps)
13. #18 Mike Conway Dale Coyne (H) 105.075mph 1:00.1285s + 0.7210s (18 laps)
14. #16 James Jakes RLL (H) 105.055mph 1:00.1400s + 0.7325s (17 laps)
15. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt (H) 104.896mph 1:00.2312s + 0.8237s (22 laps)
16. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 104.840mph 1:00.2635s + 0.8560s (8 laps)
17. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 104.811mph 1:00.2799s + 0.8724s (18 laps)
18. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 104.506mph 1:00.4559s + 1.0484s (19 laps)
19. #15 Graham Rahal RLL (H) 104.410mph 1:00.5112s + 1.1037s (21 laps)
20. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 104.398mph 1:00.5186s + 1.1111s (20 laps)
21. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 104.390mph 1:00.5231s + 1.1156s (18 laps)
22. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon (C) 104.312mph 1:00.5683s + 1.1608s (17 laps)
23. # Carlos Munoz 103.738mph 1:00.9032s + 1.4957s (22 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter (C) 103.595mph 1:00.9874s + 1.5799s (15 laps)

Total laps: 455



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Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, races to a sixth-place finish Saturday, July 13, 2013 during the IZOD IndyCar Series Race One in the Streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Castroneves retains the driver points lead. (Photo by Phillip Abbott for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves sets up for Turn 1 during the Oval Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves on course during the Oval Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo by: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon in pit lane (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson and Ryan Hunter-Reay discuss practice at IMS (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate with champagne following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Circle following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Circle following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal,and Scott Dixon hoist their trophies following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal,and Scott Dixon hoist their trophies following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Coke Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a third place finish Sunday, April 25, 2015 during the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves leads the field down the frontstretch to start the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves leads the field to the green flag to start the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon on course during qualifications for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)

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