Sao Paulo IndyCar: Will Power stays on top in practice two

Will Power continues to be the benchmark in the opening stages of this weekend's IndyCar round in Sao Paulo after again going fastest in the second practice session

Sao Paulo IndyCar: Will Power stays on top in practice two

The Australian, who was also quickest earlier on Saturday morning, held the top spot for the majority of the session and eventually whittled his time down to a best of 1m20.9264s, 0.3 seconds faster than his own track record.

Quick as Penske driver Power's lap was, it was only barely enough to keep him clear of Andretti's Ryan Hunter-Reay, who finished up 0.07s off Power's time, with EJ Viso holding a similarly tight advantage over Scott Dixon to claim third-fastest.

The session was interrupted by several stoppages, and again, Schmidt Peterson Motorsport had a hand in some of them.

Tristan Vautier followed up his brush with the barriers in the morning by nosing into the Turn 6 tyre wall five minutes into the session, although he was able to resume running after a visit to the pits.

Meanwhile, the team managed to get Simon Pagenaud's car repaired from his earlier crash in time for him to get onto the track, only for his car to stop in the Sambadrome after completing just a handful of laps.

Several other drivers endured spins and other minor mishaps, including James Hinchcliffe, Dario Franchitti and Ed Carpenter, but the only other major incident came when Tony Kanaan tripped over the tyres at Turn 2, bringing his car to a stop with wing and possible suspension damage, and prompting a spell under red flags.

Pos  Driver               Team/Car                   Time        Gap
 1.  Will Power           Penske Dallara-Chevy       1m20.9264s
 2.  Ryan Hunter-Reay     Andretti Dallara-Chevy     1m21.0022s  + 0.0758s
 3.  EJ Viso              Andretti Dallara-Chevy     1m21.2222s  + 0.2958s
 4.  Scott Dixon          Ganassi Dallara-Honda      1m21.2826s  + 0.3562s
 5.  Helio Castroneves    Penske Dallara-Chevy       1m21.2994s  + 0.3730s
 6.  Dario Franchitti     Ganassi Dallara-Honda      1m21.3993s  + 0.4729s
 7.  James Hinchcliffe    Andretti Dallara-Chevy     1m21.4284s  + 0.5020s
 8.  Simona de Silvestro  KV Dallara-Chevy           1m21.4362s  + 0.5098s
 9.  Marco Andretti       Andretti Dallara-Chevy     1m21.4438s  + 0.5174s
10.  Tony Kanaan          KV Dallara-Chevy           1m21.5432s  + 0.6168s
11.  Oriol Servia         Panther DRR Dallara-Chevy  1m21.6436s  + 0.7172s
12.  Tristan Vautier      Schmidt Dallara-Honda      1m21.7000s  + 0.7736s
13.  Sebastian Saavedra   Dragon Dallara-Chevy       1m21.7085s  + 0.7821s
14.  Graham Rahal         Rahal Dallara-Honda        1m21.7565s  + 0.8301s
15.  Justin Wilson        Coyne Dallara-Honda        1m21.7876s  + 0.8612s
16.  Takuma Sato          Foyt Dallara-Honda         1m21.8194s  + 0.8930s
17.  JR Hildebrand        Panther Dallara-Chevy      1m21.9140s  + 0.9876s
18.  Alex Tagliani        Herta Dallara-Honda        1m21.9250s  + 0.9986s
19.  Simon Pagenaud       Schmidt Dallara-Honda      1m21.9663s  + 1.0399s
20.  James Jakes          Rahal Dallara-Honda        1m22.1233s  + 1.1969s
21.  Josef Newgarden      Fisher Dallara-Honda       1m22.1334s  + 1.2070s
22.  Ana Beatriz          Coyne Dallara-Honda        1m22.2278s  + 1.3014s
23.  Ed Carpenter         Carpenter Dallara-Chevy    1m22.4926s  + 1.5662s
24.  Charlie Kimball      Ganassi Dallara-Honda      1m22.6028s  + 1.6764s
25.  Sebastien Bourdais   Dragon Dallara-Chevy       1m22.7761s  + 1.8497s
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