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Toronto: Sunday warm-up times

14 July 2013

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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