Friday, March 22, 2013

Power Fastest In Second Practice

Will Power was fastest in second practice at St. Pete with a time of 1:01.4467. Fastest in first practice Ryan Hunter-Reay was second, only 0.1785 off Power. Simona de Silvestro was an impressive third in the session, 0.2428 back, with Serviá rounding out a Chevrolet 1-2-3-4.

Takuma Sato and Foyt Racing was the fastest Honda in fifth ahead of the Penske of Helio Castroneves and the KV entry of Tony Kanaan. James Hinchcliffe, Tristan Vautier and Marco Andretti rounded out the top ten. Just like in practice one, only two Hondas cracked the top ten.

James Jakes was in 11th and Simon Pagenaud improved to 12 in second practice. The fastest Ganassi entry was Charlie Kimball in 13th, ahead of his former teammate Graham Rahal in 14th. EJ Viso dropped 11 spots in second practice from 4th to 15th.

Other notable results from the session are Dario Franchitti in 17th, Sébastien Bourdais in 18th, Scott Dixon in 19th, Josef Newgarden in 21st and JR Hildebrand in 23rd. Reports during the second practice were Newgarden may have a gearbox issue.

Through two practice sessions there have been no accidents on track and no major mechanical issues. There will be one practice session Saturday morning at 10:25 AM with qualifying taking place at 2:05 PM.