Alex Palou caps off an amazing day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the full throttle in the practice after he certified 6th for the Indianapolis 500. Sitting atop yet one more session this May, Chip Ganassi Racing confirm once more that they are the group to defeat with all 4 autos inside the leading 5 in the session. As groups get ready for “The Great American Race”, this session was loaded with amazing pack auto racing as well as technique for eco-friendly flag rest stop.

Thirty mins right into the session Team Penske‘s battles proceeded as a care was produced for Simon Pagenaud blew an engine on the frontstretch. He will certainly not shed his certifying area for altering an engine, yet he did shed a hr as well as a fifty percent of important technique time. Pagenaud claimed that he still thinks that he “has a hot rod” regardless of this regrettable concern.

Marcus Ericsson went 2nd fastest on the day, while Tony Kanaan as well as Scott Dixon completed 4th as well as 5th quickest specifically. Slowly yet undoubtedly given that the start of the week, Ganassi autos have actually continually functioned their method to the top of the moment sheets as well as take down quick laps when it counted most in certifying. This group has a lot rate, as well as it would certainly not be shocking to see among their faces on the Borg Warner prize following.

The male that divided all the CGR makers was Conor Daly of Ed Carpenter Racing, that completed 3rd fastest as well as coatings in the leading 5 yet once again in a session. With his colleagues Rinus Veekay as well as Ed Carpenter inside the quick 9 in certifying, ECR could be one more group to expect a distressed win followed Sunday.

The protecting Indianapolis 500 victor Takuma Sato completed the session in 6th with his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing colleague Graham Rahal right behind him in 7th area. After both completed on the platform in 2015, they have their job suited them this year as they begin in the center of the cram in fifteenth as well as eighteenth specifically.

Stefan Wilson of Andretti Autosport was the very best of the Indy 500-only participants in this session, completing 8th fastest. He was signed up with by other Indy-just Andretti vehicle driver Marco Andretti, that completed the session in tenth area.

Splitting the Andretti autos just like Daly did Ganassi was Felix Rosenqvist of Arrow McLaren SP, that completed the session nine fastest. His colleagues Juan Pablo Montoya as well as Patricio O’Ward completed the session sixteenth as well as twenty-fourth specifically.

Teams will certainly currently obtain a well gained break, as well as are set up to go back to the track following Friday, 28 May, for the last practice of the month. “Carb Day”, as it’s recognized, will certainly happen at 1100 EST / 1600 BST.

2021 Indianapolis 500 Practice 8 Official Results

1 10 Alex Palou ESP Chip Ganassi Racing 225.649
2 8 Marcus Ericsson SWE Chip Ganassi Racing 225.632
3 47 Conor Daly UNITED STATES Ed Carpenter Racing 225.453
4 48 Tony Kanaan BRA Chip Ganassi Racing 225.431
5 9 Scott Dixon NZL Chip Ganassi Racing 224.802
6 30 Takuma Sato JPN Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 224.430
7 15 Graham Rahal UNITED STATES Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 224.376
8 25 Stefan Wilson GBR Andretti Autosport 224.209
9 7 Felix Rosenqvist SWE Arrow McLaren SP 224.085
10 98 Marco Andretti UNITED STATES Andretti Herta-Haupert w/ Marco & Curb-Agajanian 223.843
11 12 Will Power AUS Team Penske 223.565
12 1 JR Hildebrand UNITED STATES A.J. Foyt Enterprises 223.531
13 27 Alexander Rossi UNITED STATES Andretti Autosport 223.455
14 14 Sebastien Bourdais FRA A.J. Foyt Enterprises 223.446
15 3 Scott McLaughlin (R) NZL Team Penske 223.212
16 86 Juan Pablo Montoya COL Arrow McLaren SP 223.099
17 45 Santino Ferrucci UNITED STATES Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 223.055
18 24 Sage Karam UNITED STATES Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 222.953
19 29 James Hinchcliffe CANISTER Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport 222.754
20 18 Ed Jones UAE Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan 222.670
21 4 Dalton Kellett CANISTER A.J. Foyt Enterprises 222.569
22 60 Jack Harvey GBR Meyer Shank Racing 222.487
23 21 Rinus VeeKay NED Ed Carpenter Racing 222.444
24 5 Pato O’Ward MEX Arrow McLaren SP 222.336
25 20 Ed Carpenter UNITED STATES Ed Carpenter Racing 222.277
26 2 Josef Newgarden UNITED STATES Team Penske 222.138
27 59 Max Chilton GBR Carlin 221.970
28 22 Simon Pagenaud FRA Team Penske 221.683
29 26 Colton Herta UNITED STATES Andretti Autosport 221.410
30 6 Helio Castroneves BRA Meyer Shank Racing 221.348
31 51 Pietro Fittipaldi BRA Dale Coyne Racing w/ Rick Ware Racing 221.250
32 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay UNITED STATES Andretti Autosport 221.201
33 16 Simona De Silvestro SUI Paretta Autosport 220.604
(R) = Rookie