IndyCar’s two Swedish drivers experienced opposing odds in qualifying for tomorrow’s Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road program.
Felix Rosenqvist won his next pole situation of the time. But championship chief Marcus Ericsson was stopped in the initially round of qualifying and will start tomorrow for the next race at the Indianapolis Grand Prix circuit.
Rosenqvist had just one particular chance to place the amount McLaren SP Dallara/Chevrolet on pole in the swiftest 6 sessions, but he place in a stellar lap on the option established of tires to choose pole in a time of 1’10.227. It was another solid result for Rosenqvist, whose foreseeable future in IndyCar soon after 2022 is unsure.
He received the pole by 3-tenths of a second in advance of team-mate Alexander Rossi, who begun on the exterior of the entrance row. Rossi denied his upcoming staff a entrance-row lock.
Championship contenders Pato Auward and Will Electric power will start third and fourth on the next row of the grid. Electricity enter the weekend 8 points distinct of Ericsson in the championship standings, when Oward is 36 points guiding.
Josef Newgarden passed a medical adhering to Friday morning’s observe and has been cleared to compete this weekend. He will commence fifth together with Christian Lundgaard, who produced his IndyCar debut a yr in the past.
At the middle of the most unconventional off-observe drama in IndyCar these days, Alex Pallow was the only Ganassi driver to progress to the next spherical of qualifying, struggling with legal action by his personal team. The champion will start off in seventh area behind Rinus Veecki (who received at this course final yr) and Colton Herta (who did the identical before this year). Conor Daly rounded out the best 10.
The largest tale of the initial round qualifiers is Eriksen’s destiny. On the climb, the Indianapolis 500 winner was purchased to shut down the car or truck as a precaution when Ganassi’s engineers observed a serious crash. This introduced a crimson flag in Team Two of the initially qualifying spherical. Even if Eriksson was in a position to go on the race, he was red flagged and not able to make it via to spherical two.
As a result, the championship leader will get started 25th tomorrow, barring any other grid penalty in between the start off of Saturday’s 85-lap race. Also commencing properly up the purchase, teammate Scott Dixon could only handle 20th and Romain Grosjean starts off 21st at the keep track of in which he scored his very first IndyCar pole place and podium a yr back.
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Brickyard Grand Prix qualifying outcomes
PositionCarDriverTeamEngine17Felix RosenqvistMcLaren SPChevrolet227Alexander RossiAndrettiHonda35Pato O’WardMcLaren SPChevrolet412Will PowerPenskeChevrolet52Josef NewgardenPenskeChevrolet630Christian LundgaardRLLHonda710Alex PalouGanassiHonda821Rinus VeeKayCarpenterChevrolet926Colton HertaAndrettiHonda1020Conor DalyCarpenterChevrolet1118David MalukasCoyne/HMDHonda1260Simon PagenaudMeyer ShankHonda1345Jack HarveyRLLHonda1429Devlin DeFrancescoAndretti SteinbrennerHonda153Scott McLaughlinPenskeChevrolet166Helio CastronevesMeyer ShankHonda1715Graham RahalRLLHonda1851Takuma SatoCoyne/RWRHonda1977Callum IlottJuncos HollingerChevrolet209Scott DixonGanassiHonda2114Kyle KirkwoodFoytChevrolet2228Romain GrosjeanAndrettiHonda2348Jimmie JohnsonGanassiHonda244Dalton KellettFoytChevrolet258Marcus EricssonGanassiHonda
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