Justin Wilson tops second Mid-Ohio IndyCar practice for Dale Coyne Racing
|By Mark Glendenning||Saturday, August 4th 2012, 13:16 GMT|
A late flying lap from Justin Wilson was enough to give the Briton the top spot in the second IndyCar practice session at Mid-Ohio.
Wilson put his Dale Coyne Racing entry at the top of the timing screens with a 1m06.3018s effort, 0.0116 seconds better than the next-quickest driver Simon Pagenaud.
The two fastest times followed a late restart after Helio Castroneves and Mike Conway came together at the Kink, prompting a red flag. Castroneves appeared to be in minor discomfort immediately after getting out of his car, but the Brazilian was checked and cleared by medical officials just as the session was ending, having escaped with a bruised wrist.
More than 10 drivers took a turn in going quickest during the hour-long session, including all three Team Penske entries, all three Andretti entries, and Ganassi's Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, while the Lotus-powered HVM car of Simona de Silvestro continued to show improvement and finished up 22nd.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Justin Wilson Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m06.3018s 2. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Dallara-Honda 1m06.4124s + 0.1106s 3. Will Power Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m06.4671s + 0.1653s 4. James Hinchcliffe Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m06.4694s + 0.1676s 5. Scott Dixon Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m06.4743s + 0.1725s 6. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m06.4997s + 0.1979s 7. Graham Rahal Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m06.5171s + 0.2153s 8. JR Hildebrand Panther Dallara-Chevy 1m06.5777s + 0.2759s 9. Ryan Briscoe Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m06.6440s + 0.3422s 10. Alex Tagliani Herta Dallara-Honda 1m06.6902s + 0.3884s 11. Marco Andretti Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m06.6933s + 0.3915s 12. Josef Newgarden Panther Dallara-Honda 1m06.7381s + 0.4363s 13. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Dallara-Chevy 1m06.7422s + 0.4404s 14. Dario Franchitti Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m06.7438s + 0.4420s 15. Helio Castroneves Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m06.8794s + 0.5776s 16. Rubens Barrichello KV Dallara-Chevy 1m06.8862s + 0.5844s 17. EJ Viso KV Dallara-Chevy 1m07.0466s + 0.7448s 18. James Jakes Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m07.1403s + 0.8385s 19. Tony Kanaan KV Dallara-Chevy 1m07.1919s + 0.8901s 20. Oriol Servia Panther/DRR Dallara-Chevy 1m07.1980s + 0.8962s 21. Mike Conway Foyt Dallara-Honda 1m07.8143s + 1.5125s 22. Simona de Silvestro HVM Dallara-Lotus 1m07.8648s + 1.5630s 23. Giorgio Pantano Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m08.0044s + 1.7026s 24. Takuma Sato Rahal Dallara-Honda 1m08.0341s + 1.7323s 25. Ed Carpenter Carpenter Dallara-Chevy 1m08.8247s + 2.5229s