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
|RANKING||Cars And Truck NO.||VEHICLE DRIVER||NAT||GROUP||RATE (Miles Per Hour)|
|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|
|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|