Indy 500: Sato, Grosjean, Johnson into High 12 fight, P13-33 build of living
After Ed Chippie Racing’s Rinus VeeKay took full back of the favorable temperatures at the open of the day to build of living the third fastest qualifying poke in Indy historic previous, vehicles ran all over again to strive to interrupt into the quit 12 spots to scoot for pole the following day.
Display screen temperature had dropped to 101degF by the quit of the initial runs (minus Colton Herta and Stefan Wilson, each of whom were having engine adjustments).
Callum Ilott of Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet became the principle to manufacture a retake poke and improved by 0.7mph however finest gained three locations, and misplaced two of those straight later on when Dale Coyne Racing set rookie David Malukas and historic Takuma Sato in line. The latter had to poke all over again having had his first morning poke invalidated when he interfered with Marco Andretti’s heat-up lap, having did no longer exhaust IndyCar’s instruction to scoot to the deceleration lane on his late-down lap.
Rookie Malukas improved, and got the Coyne with HMD car into 12th, however he became bumped out by his two-time Indy 500-a success teammate. Sato bounced off Turn 2’s SAFER barrier on his third lap however saved his foot in for the the rest of his poke and claimed 12th.
Satirically, Marco Andretti became subsequent up all over again, having suffered an electrical disaster on his initial poke, however he might perhaps perhaps notify finest 24th. Meyer Shank Racing-Honda’s defending poke winner Helio Castroneves produced an average of 229.630mph. Herta’s first poke resulted in 25th, with a 230.235mph average.
Alexander Rossi elected to scoot to Lane 1, the precedence lane, for his 2nd poke, that capacity a driver has to pull his first time, and couldn’t improve, as a change losing himself from 15th to 21st.
Fable Karam became on his heat-up lap when the rain moved in, and the warning flag came out. There were moreover advisories of lightning inner an eight-mile radius. On the opposite hand, there were soundless 3hrs30mins to scoot, so the stream would resume once the observe became dried and the lightning departed.
When the session restarted after 1hr20min, Karam improved his average stagger by 0.5mph in the dense air, however gained finest two locations.
Remarkably, Team Penske-Chevrolet had elected to pull the cases of Josef Newgarden and Scott McLaughlin, despite them sitting 14th and 15th on the grid, and scoot into the Priority lane. The hope became that the lower observe temperatures might perhaps perhaps spring them into the High 12 for Sunday’s shootout.
Nonetheless McLaughlin’s 2nd poke dropped him from 15th to 26th, as he became 1.4mph slower than in his initial poke. Teammate Newgarden got lucky on legend of he became finest his heat-up lap when lightning returned to inner an eight-mile radius of the Speedway and the warning became thrown. Then came the rain and with an hour to scoot before the 5.50pm session, IndyCar had to confess the day became over.
Because he had no longer taken the green flag, Newgarden will most likely be allowed to reclaim his 14th slot on the grid.
Positions 13-33 – now build of living
|13||David Malukas||231.607||232.482||232.206||230.552||231.200||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing with HMD|
|14||Josef Newgarden||231.580||233.209||232.333||231.184||229.623||Chevy||Team Penske|
|15||Santino Ferrucci||231.508||232.239||231.729||231.329||230.741||Chevy||Dreyer & Reinbold|
|16||Simon Pagenaud||231.275||232.189||231.726||230.688||230.505||Honda||Meyer Shank Racing|
|17||JR Hildebrand||231.112||231.601||231.118||230.926||230.807||Chevy||AJ Foyt Enterprises|
|18||Conor Daly||230.999||232.448||231.459||230.822||229.288||Chevy||Ed Chippie Racing|
|19||Callum Ilott||230.961||231.869||231.452||230.824||229.709||Chevy||Juncos Hollinger Racing|
|20||Alexander Rossi||230.812||231.379||231.076||230.514||230.282||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|21||Graham Rahal||230.766||231.083||230.643||230.678||230.662||Honda||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing|
|22||Fable Karam||230.464||231.103||230.411||230.017||230.329||Chevy||Dreyer & Reinbold|
|23||Marco Andretti||230.345||230.996||230.283||230.117||229.986||Honda||Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco & Curb|
|24||Devlin DeFrancesco||230.326||231.511||231.228||230.737||227.865||Honda||Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport|
|25||Colton Herta||230.235||230.613||230.280||229.844||230.204||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|26||Scott McLaughlin||230.154||230.394||230.123||230.104||229.998||Chevy||Team Penske|
|27||Helio Castroneves||229.630||230.306||229.803||229.570||228.845||Honda||Meyer Shank Racing|
|28||Kyle Kirkwood||229.406||230.124||229.728||229.303||228.476||Chevy||AJ Foyt Enterprises|
|29||Dalton Kellett||228.916||229.673||229.403||228.538||228.058||Chevy||AJ Foyt Enterprises|
|30||Juan Pablo Montoya||228.622||229.478||229.381||227.897||227.741||Chevy||Arrow McLaren SP|
|31||Christian Lundgaard||227.053||227.597||228.507||226.594||225.537||Honda||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing|
|32||Jack Harvey||226.851||230.401||225.447||228.032||223.640||Honda||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing|
|33||Stefan Wilson||no stagger||no stagger||no stagger||no stagger||no stagger||Chevy||DragonSpeed with Cusick Motorsports|
DRIVERS IN TOP 12 for Sunday Qualifying
|1||Rinus VeeKay||233.655||234.702||233.921||233.353||232.655||Chevy||Ed Chippie Racing|
|2||Pato O’Ward||233.037||233.401||233.176||232.804||232.767||Chevy||Arrow McLaren SP|
|3||Felix Rosenqvist||232.775||233.512||233.131||231.931||232.532||Chevy||Arrow McLaren SP|
|4||Alex Palou||232.774||233.588||233.175||232.607||231.734||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|5||Tony Kanaan||232.625||233.180||232.680||232.362||232.280||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|6||Jimmie Johnson||232.398||233.135||232.428||232.134||231.897||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|7||Ed Chippie||232.397||232.954||232.792||232.549||231.299||Chevy||Ed Chippie Racing|
|8||Marcus Ericsson||232.275||232.728||232.406||231.973||231.993||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|9||Romain Grosjean||232.201||232.596||232.374||231.955||231.882||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|10||Scott Dixon||232.151||232.750||232.286||231.980||231.590||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|11||Will Energy||231.842||232.485||232.236||231.665||230.986||Chevy||Team Penske|
|12||Takuma Sato||231.708||232.482||231.890||231.244||231.221||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing w/RWR|