Power tops Long Beach warm-up
17 April 2011 – Pole-sitter Will Power continued to set the pace at Long Beach on Sunday, as the Australian posted a time of 1:10.302 to lead Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Justin Wilson during the 30 minute warm-up session. Alex Tagliani completed 19 laps en route to third, almost six tenths adrift behind the wheel of his Sam Schmidt Motorsports machine.
Hélio Castroneves finished in fourth, as the Brazilian continues to search for the speed his Penske team-mate Power is currently displaying. Simona de Silvestro was next up in sixth, while Mike Conway posted the last time inside the 1:11.000 barrier.
Reigning Champion Dario Franchitti narrowly led team-mate Scott Dixon in seventh, with the Target Chip Ganassi Racing drivers separated by just 26 thousandths of a second. Tony Kanaan was ninth for KV Racing, while Canada’s James Hinchcliffe completed the top ten.
Sunday’s race begins at 1:30pm local time (BST -8)