With just over an hour left in the six-hour session, Rosenqvist set the fastest four-lap average at 233.947 mph and boasted a fastest single lap of 234.329 mph.
“That was a phenomenal run,” he said. “I wasn’t very happy with my first run, so I trimmed the car, but I didn’t expect it to be this fast. It put a smile on my face.”
Alexander Rossi Taking McLaren 1-2, he made the most of a favorable early draw within the first 40 minutes to record an average speed of 233.528 mph and a single lap fastest of 234.177 mph.
Tony KanaanComing into the final race next weekend, he set a record 233.347 mph and set a record for three McLarens in the top six, rewinding several years.
Will Power, Team Penske Chevrolet
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The battle for the last spot on Fast 12
The main objective of the six-hour qualifying was to finish in the top 12 so that drivers could move into Sunday’s Fast 12 session to determine the first four rows of the starting grid.
Immediately after the halfway point of the session, Kanaan’s four-lap average was 2:34.7591, tying 1/10,000th of a second for 12th, alongside Ed Carpenter.but Kyle Kirkwood (Andretti) held off both at 232.662 mph and scored a key transfer spot with 90 minutes remaining.
Kanaan moved up to fifth on the late flyer at 233.347 mph, pushing Kirkwood out and putting power into the bubble. “I’m too old for this man,” Kanaan said jokingly.
Carpenter ran again, nearly grazing the Turn 4 wall at 232.689 mph, but narrowly missed hitting power. “I had one awkward downshift, but it was that hard,” he lamented.
Carpenter to compete in Indy 500 from 13thth Ahead of Penske on the grid Scott McLaughlinKyle Kirkwood (Fastest) Andretti Autosport car), connor dailey (ECR) and Joseph Newgarden (Pensky). 13th to 30th places are confirmed, and these cars will not be running tomorrow.
Catherine Legg, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
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Battle to Avoid Last Chance Qualifiers
The drama at the bottom of the speed chart revolved around the following quartet. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing‘s car, Dale Coyne Racingof David Marcus and Sting Ray Robb, Callum Ilotof Juncos Hollinger Racing Everyone tried hard to avoid the shootout in tomorrow’s back row and entered as they decided which drivers would return home.
After replacing a teammate Agustin CanapinoToday’s test car, after team principal Ricardo Juncos declared the original car ‘unsafe’, Ilott dragged himself out of the drop zone at the halfway point of the session and ran in 27 cars.th best run. “Honestly, it’s hard. I feel like crying a little bit. I might have cried a little bit,” he admitted with relief.
Canapino himself came closest to crashing today after clipping hard on the wall on the exit of Turn 1, bending his right rear suspension. “It was my mistake because the wind caused a lot of understeer,” said Canapino, who was back on the field safely after 26 minutes.th.
Marcus scores 30 pointsth Teammate Rob and RLL’s car was tossed out with 90 minutes remaining. Christian Lundgaard, Graham Rahal and Jack Harvey to the danger zone. But Lundgaard reacted minutes later and pushed him back.
But with 13 minutes left, Marcus jumped to 23rd place with a 231.769 mph.rd And Lundgaard is in the bottom four with Harvey, Rob and Rahal. One of them is due to return home at the end of tomorrow.
Lundgaard played the last qualifying run, but could not improve his time, Catherine Legge Guaranteed to start racing within 30 yearsth spot.
Indianapolis 500 Qualifiers: Day 1 Results
https://www.autosport.com/indycar/news/indy-500-rosenqvist-tops-first-qualifying-in-mclaren-1-2/10471631/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-ALL&utm_term=News&utm_content=uk Rosenqvist leads McLaren in qualifying 1-2