Palou is fourth in the Ganassi domain of the free practice of the 500

The rain cleared in indianapolisthe one that ruined the first day with two practices scheduled in the oval with a view to the 500 miles and the action began with Free Practice 3. The first hour of the day was used for the orientation of the rookies and since then, everyone has been on the track. At the end of the day the best on the table was Takuma Sato with 229,439. It is a fast record to be the first contact, and that the Japanese, double winner, achieved the mark in the last part of the day, when he was already working at higher rates in the happy hourwith several cars at the same time on the track.

Alex Palou, For his part, he finished in fourth position with 228,720 and one tenth of his teammate and behind the other Ganassi, Scott Dixon’s and Ferrucci’s AJ Foyt. good news for Chip Ganassi seasoned by Ericsson’s seventh, so the Spanish team He puts his four cars in the provisional head and within the top-10. They were seen from above Penske with McLaughlin and Andretti with Hertha. The McLaren, where O’Ward (20th) is, second in the championship, finished further behind, although perhaps with another work program. As the classifications approach (Saturday, 5:00-11:50 p.m. and Sunday, 8:00-11:45 p.m.) the times will improve and access to Fast-12 and later Fast-6, where pole position is settled, will be much more expensive.

There is still room for this and more for the race (May 28), but we must take advantage of all the time possible to fine-tune the cars for such a peculiar layout. And you always have to pay attention to the rain forecast, since the North American cars in their oval configuration, where they reach speeds close to 370 kilometers per hour, do not roll with water. And for now, the forecast indicates risk for Friday, when the fast friday, penultimate free before qualifying.

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