Rahal leads St. Petersburg afternoon warmup

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ST. PETERSBURG – Graham Rahal has broken the Team Penske stranglehold on the top of the leaderboard for at least one session in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-opening weekend, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

The driver of the No. 15 Mi-Jack RLL Honda clocked in a 1:01.4648 to lead the timesheets.

Sebastien Bourdais, Josef Newgarden, Will Power and Simona de Silvestro completed the top five.

Newgarden and de Silvestro had the first coming together of the season, with Newgarden requiring a new front wing assembly and de Silvestro needed a new rear wing. Both returned and set their fastest times later in the session.

Here are the warmup times. The grid is linked here.

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