The rain respected the fast friday of the Indianapolis 500the session in which the engines receive extra power looking at the qualifying weekend (Saturday and Sunday), and the outcome was not surprising, because a Ganassi was still in front, the one from Takuma-sato, who posted a best lap of 234.753 MPH and a top speed of 241.491 at point T3. The Japanese achieved it soon, in his second lap and it was worth it to dominate the records at one turn. took longer to show up palou, whose first attempt ended early when he aborted his series of laps in lap three, leaving him in a discreet 17th place. In successive attempts, two more, the Barcelonan improved to provisional seventh, although the improvements of those behind sent him to a 14th final. There is no need to be alarmed yet, because today it is worth it in qualifying for the Spaniard to finish in the top 12 to fight for pole position on Sunday. And also, three Ganassi finished Fast Friday in the top-10 (Sato, ericsson and Dixon) and Palou is not far behind, 233,506 for the New Zealander, tenth, compared to 233,268 for the Spaniard, 14th (one lap marks).
In any case, nothing is final, the fast friday it is the approximation to the classification and the records of Friday at one lap will have nothing to do with the measurement of Saturday, in which the positions are established with the average of four laps launched. And in this classification on Friday, Sato also dominated with 233.413 MPH and they were in the Top-10 ericsson and Dixon. Palou improves here to 11th place with an average of 232,320. And more reasons to believe: the Barcelonan did not roll when the track improved.
in the ranking (17:00-23:50) each pilot will have at least one attempt. Once the stint is done, the drivers must choose whether to try again on the fast or slow path. If you want priority, you have to give up the time you have achieved and start again, and if you want another opportunity with the time you have set, you go to the slow line and they will start when there are no cars on the fast line, with the risk that this will not happen. .
The best twelve on Saturday will compete for pole position on Sunday, first in the Fast-12 and then in the Fast-6, by eliminating the worst times. And it will also be the moment of Last Chance: Only 33 cars compete in the 500 Miles and there are 34 registered, so the two worst times on Saturday will be measured on Sunday for the last place on the grid. In which Palou will be except for a major catastrophe. It is only necessary to see from which position he will start in the 107th edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Average 4 best laps