Will Power quickest in practice two in Toronto
|Friday, July 8th 2011, 19:59 GMT|
Will Power jumped to the top of the times at the end of the second IndyCar Series Friday practice session in Toronto.
The Penske driver's last-gasp 1m00.558s lap saw him depose Ganassi's Scott Dixon by 0.1075 seconds - though the Australian suggested that his burst of pace was only due to a late switch to fresh tyres.
Dixon's team-mate Dario Franchitti was next up, 0.4s off the pace.
Another late improvement saw rookie James Hinchcliffe take fourth place, in a highly-encouraging performance for Newman/Haas on his home track.
Tony Kanaan (KV) and Justin Wilson (Dreyer & Reinbold) completed the top six.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Will Power Penske 1m00.5581s 2. Scott Dixon Ganassi 1m00.6656s + 0.1075s 3. Dario Franchitti Ganassi 1m00.9741s + 0.4160s 4. James Hinchcliffe Newman/Haas 1m01.0059s + 0.4478s 5. Tony Kanaan KV 1m01.0130s + 0.4549s 6. Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold 1m01.0205s + 0.4624s 7. Oriol Servia Newman/Haas 1m01.0519s + 0.4938s 8. Ryan Briscoe Penske 1m01.1486s + 0.5905s 9. Helio Castroneves Penske 1m01.1791s + 0.6210s 10. Danica Patrick Andretti 1m01.1926s + 0.6345s 11. Graham Rahal Ganassi 1m01.2501s + 0.6920s 12. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti 1m01.2940s + 0.7359s 13. Vitor Meira Foyt 1m01.3793s + 0.8212s 14. Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt 1m01.4296s + 0.8715s 15. EJ Viso KV 1m01.4937s + 0.9356s 16. Mike Conway Andretti 1m01.5731s + 1.0150s 17. Paul Tracy Dragon 1m01.6306s + 1.0725s 18. Takuma Sato KV 1m01.6753s + 1.1172s 19. Marco Andretti Andretti 1m01.7153s + 1.1572s 20. Charlie Kimball Ganassi 1m01.9238s + 1.3657s 21. Sebastien Bourdais Dale Coyne 1m01.9744s + 1.4163s 22. Sebastian Saavedra Conquest 1m02.0216s + 1.4635s 23. JR Hildebrand Panther 1m02.1006s + 1.5425s 24. Simona de Silvestro HVM 1m02.3554s + 1.7973s 25. Ana Beatriz Dreyer & Reinbold 1m02.9486s + 2.3905s 26. James Jakes Dale Coyne 1m03.0132s + 2.4551s