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Helio Castroneves and Penske quickest on day two of Sebring IndyCar test

Helio Castroneves, Penske, Sebring 2012Helio Castroneves led a Penske one-two-three as part one of IndyCar open testing concluded at Sebring on Tuesday.

An initial group of 10 cars ran for the first two days, before the remainder of the 2012 field takes to the track on Thursday and Friday.

Castroneves was quickest in both Tuesday sessions, with a lap of 52.1413 seconds in the afternoon securing the top spot overall.

Fellow Penske men Will Power and Ryan Briscoe were second and third, despite Power suffering a small fire on his car for the second time in as many days.

Monday pacesetter Ryan Hunter-Reay was fourth for Andretti Autosport on day two, while Schmidt-Hamilton's Simon Pagenaud was again the best of the Honda runners present.

HVM's Simona de Silvestro, the sole Lotus-powered driver in the group, brought up the rear but had a much smoother day than Monday and was closer to the pace.

Pos  Driver               Team/Car/Engine          Time      Gap
 1.  Helio Castroneves    Penske DW12-Chevrolet    52.1413s  
 2.  Will Power           Penske DW12-Chevrolet    52.2059s  + 0.0646s
 3.  Ryan Briscoe         Penske DW12-Chevrolet    52.2072s  + 0.0659s
 4.  Ryan Hunter-Reay     Andretti DW12-Chevrolet  52.3466s  + 0.2053s
 5.  Simon Pagenaud       Schmidt DW12-Honda       52.4698s  + 0.3285s
 6.  Justin Wilson        Coyne DW12-Honda         52.6537s  + 0.5124s
 7.  James Jakes          Coyne DW12-Honda         52.8288s  + 0.6875s
 8.  James Hinchcliffe    Andretti DW12-Chevrolet  52.9125s  + 0.7712s
 9.  Marco Andretti       Andretti DW12-Chevrolet  52.9577s  + 0.8164s
10.  Simona de Silvestro  HVM DW12-Lotus           53.2312s  + 1.0899s
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