Sears Point IndyCar: Will Power stays on top in practice two
|By Mark Glendenning||Saturday, August 25th 2012, 19:19 GMT|
Will Power continued to set the pace in the lead-up to this weekend's IndyCar race at Sears Point after setting the fastest time in Saturday's second practice session.
Power, who led Ryan Briscoe in a Penske one-two during Friday practice, secured the top spot with a fastest lap of 1m17.5339s.
For much of the session nobody was able to get within 0.7 seconds of the Australian's time before Ganassi's Scott Dixon finally managed a 1m17.9725s effort.
Briscoe and Dario Franchitti both improved their times late in the session to finish up third and fourth-fastest respectively, roughly 0.5s off Power's time, with Sebastien Bourdais keeping Helio Castroneves out of fifth.
James Hinchcliffe prompted the morning's sole red flag with a spin at Turn 11, although the Andretti Autosport car was undamaged and the Canadian was able to complete the session.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Will Power Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m17.5339s 2. Scott Dixon Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m17.9725s + 0.4386s 3. Ryan Briscoe Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m18.0682s + 0.5343s 4. Dario Franchitti Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m18.2186s + 0.6847s 5. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Dallara-Chevy 1m18.2520s + 0.7181s 6. Helio Castroneves Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m18.2549s + 0.7210s 7. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m18.5937s + 1.0598s 8. Graham Rahal Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m18.6666s + 1.1327s 9. Tony Kanaan KV Dallara-Chevy 1m18.6949s + 1.1610s 10. Justin Wilson Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m18.6966s + 1.1627s 11. James Hinchcliffe Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m18.7066s + 1.1727s 12. Marco Andretti Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m18.7385s + 1.2046s 13. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Dallara-Honda 1m18.7393s + 1.2054s 14. Charlie Kimball Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m18.8115s + 1.2776s 15. Sebastian Saavedra AFS/Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m18.8997s + 1.3658s 16. Alex Tagliani Herta Dallara-Honda 1m18.9732s + 1.4393s 17. Rubens Barrichello KV Dallara-Chevy 1m19.0199s + 1.4860s 18. Mike Conway Foyt Dallara-Honda 1m19.1867s + 1.6528s 19. Katherine Legge Dragon Dallara-Chevy 1m19.1942s + 1.6603s 20. JR Hildebrand Panther Dallara-Chevy 1m19.2427s + 1.7088s 21. James Jakes Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m19.2731s + 1.7392s 22. EJ Viso KV Dallara-Chevy 1m19.4640s + 1.9301s 23. Takuma Sato Rahal Dallara-Honda 1m19.4777s + 1.9438s 24. Oriol Servia Panther/DRR Dallara-Chevy 1m19.4890s + 1.9551s 25. Simona de Silvestro HVM Dallara-Lotus 1m19.7419s + 2.2080s 26. Ed Carpenter Carpenter Dallara-Chevy 1m19.7981s + 2.2642s 27. Josef Newgarden Fisher Dallara-Honda 1m19.8261s + 2.2922s