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04/19/13
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Hinchcliffe tops opening IndyCar practice in Long Beach  James Hinchliffe turned the fastest lap in opening practice for the 39th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.  Hinchcliffe had a best lap of 1 minute, 09.8157 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn course. Mike Conway, who won the race in 2011 with Andretti Autosport, was second in the No. 17 blu eCigs car for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (1:09.8290) and Takuma Sato was third (1:10.0180) in the No. 14 ABC Supply car for A.J. Foyt Racing.

Simona de Silvestro was fourth and reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion and 2010 Long Beach race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay was fifth.

The session was red-flagged one minute early when JR Hildebrand went into the runoff area.

Results

Rank Car Driver Engine Time Speed Diff Gap Laps
1 27 Hinchcliffe, James Chevy 01:09.8157 101.479 0.0000 0.0000 9
2 17 Conway, Mike Honda 01:09.8290 101.459 0.0133 0.0133 21
3 14 Sato, Takuma Honda 01:10.0180 101.185 0.2023 0.1890 15
4 78 de Silvestro, Simona Chevy 01:10.0767 101.101 0.2610 0.0587 13
5 1 Hunter-Reay, Ryan Chevy 01:10.0834 101.091 0.2677 0.0067 7
6 19 Wilson, Justin Honda 01:10.1028 101.063 0.2871 0.0194 13
7 9 Dixon, Scott Honda 01:10.1479 100.998 0.3322 0.0451 8
8 15 Rahal, Graham Honda 01:10.1906 100.937 0.3749 0.0427 15
9 67 Newgarden, Josef Honda 01:10.2081 100.911 0.3924 0.0175 17
10 4 Hildebrand, JR Chevy 01:10.4001 100.636 0.5844 0.1920 19
11 16 Jakes, James Honda 01:10.4236 100.603 0.6079 0.0235 15
12 77 Pagenaud, Simon Honda 01:10.4703 100.536 0.6546 0.0467 11
13 12 Power, Will Chevy 01:10.4809 100.521 0.6652 0.0106 12
14 10 Franchitti, Dario Honda 01:10.4976 100.497 0.6819 0.0167 14
15 3 Castroneves, Helio Chevy 01:10.6486 100.282 0.8329 0.1510 10
16 11 Kanaan, Tony Chevy 01:10.7120 100.192 0.8963 0.0634 6
17 25 Andretti, Marco Chevy 01:10.7322 100.164 0.9165 0.0202 11
18 83 Kimball, Charlie Honda 01:10.8156 100.046 0.9999 0.0834 9
19 7 Bourdais, Sebastien Chevy 01:10.8196 100.040 1.0039 0.0040 15
20 5 Viso, EJ Chevy 01:10.8341 100.020 1.0184 0.0145 10
21 55 Vautier, Tristan(R) Honda 01:10.8972 99.931 1.0815 0.0631 14
22 18 Beatriz, Ana Honda 01:11.0011 99.784 1.1854 0.1039 22
23 98 Tagliani, Alex Honda 01:11.0580 99.704 1.2423 0.0569 8
24 22 Servia, Oriol Chevy 01:11.0586 99.704 1.2429 0.0006 16
25 6 Saavedra, Sebastian Chevy 01:11.0693 99.689 1.2536 0.0107 14
26 2 Allmendinger, AJ Chevy 01:11.1686 99.550 1.3529 0.0993 17
27 20 Carpenter, Ed Chevy 01:12.2408 98.072 2.4251 1.0722 17
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