After the first exciting race of the season this time IZOD Indycar family moves to Birmingham, Alabama. 90 laps at Barber Motorsport Park Circuit, 2.4 mi and 16 turns clockwise. AJ Allmendinger is again in Indycar news in this circuit, he come back to the series after his NASCAR seasons, now there are 26 drivers racing. Indycar open wheeler this season has improved 2,5 s comparing last year so it will be difficult to readapt
Source: Indycar Series
This morning was 14ºC cloudy in the circuit, it is expected higher temperature next days during weekend for qualyfing and race, this will be the day colder than all weekend. Last days was bad weather and colder temperatures this  made that grip was low. After instalation laps action has started in the circuit. It has been two tactics during this first moments: testing the car during all the sesion or waiting for the better grip at the end of the sesion with more rubber in the track and with more temperature.
Rokkie´s Tristan Vautier is expected to be very fast during this weekend and after the half of the sesion was the P1 (he was last Indy Lights champion. Only driver could follow the rythm was Scott Dixon. 20 minutes before the end clasification was like this Vautier, Dixon, Powell, Franchitti and Silvestro. By the moment Honda is getting better results than Chevrolet. We will see next sesions
8 minutes before end of sesion a red flag appeared, Vautier spun in 2nd turn and get trapped in the gravel. After this problem sesion hasn´t started again so finally FP1 result was
P1 Vautier P2 Dixon P3 Kimball P4Power P5 Franchitti P6 Silvestro P7 Pagenaud P8 Hunter Reay P9 Castroneves
P10 Servia  P11 Sato P12 Kanaan P13 Hinchcliffe P14 Jakes P15 Almendinger P16 Newgarden P17 Andretti
P18 Bourdais P19 Tagliani P20 Viso  P21 Rahal P22 Wilson P23 Hildebrand P24 Saavedra P25 Carpenter P26 Beatriz
Weekend schedule everything followed by  as all season:
Friday (CET-5)(ET)
12:45     13:45                     Practice                               IZOD IndyCar Series
15:45     16:30                     Practice                               IZOD IndyCar Series
Saturday (CET-5)(ET)
9:25       10:10                      Practice                              IZOD IndyCar Series
10:25     11:35                     Qualification                         IZOD IndyCar Series
Sunday (CET-5)(ET)
11:00      11:30                       Warm-up                           IZOD IndyCar Series
14:30     16:45                     Race – 90 laps                      IZOD Indy Car Series
5 hours more in Europe  CET+1
Provisional Standings after one race:
1.James HinchcliffeAndretti Autosport51
2.Helio CastronevesPenske42
3.Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport35
4.Tony Kanaan KV Racing32
5.Scott Dixon Ganassi Racing30
6.Simona de SilvestroKV Racing28
7.E.J. Viso Andretti Autosport26
8.Takuma Sato A.J. Foyt Enterprises24
9.Justin Wilson Dale Coyne22
10.Alex Tagliani Team Barracuda – BHA20
11.Sebastien BourdaisDragon Racing19
12.Charlie Kimball Ganassi Racing18
13.Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman17
14.Will Power Penske16
=Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing16
16.James Jakes Rahal Letterman15
17.Oriol Servia Panther/DRR14
18.Ryan Hunter-ReayAndretti Autosport12
19.JR Hildebrand Panther/DRR11
20.Sebastian SaavedraDragon Racing10
21.Tristan Vautier (R)Sam Schmidt9
22.Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne8
23.Josef Newgarden SFHR7
24.Simon Pagenaud Sam Schmidt6
25. Dario Franchitti Ganassi Racing 5