Bourdais has pelvis surgery; Davison to get his Indy ride

  • Bourdais has pelvis surgery; Davison to get his Indy ride

Bourdais has pelvis surgery; Davison to get his Indy ride

Daly also called it "the biggest crash impact in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway".

Two-time pole victor Ed Carpenter topped qualifying with a 370.9023 km/h average, with Takuma Sato second at 370.7639 km/h. "I wasn't expecting that".

I think I can go faster tomorrow. "I'm sure he'll be a good help to me whenever I may have some questions". Following a win in St. Petersburg, second in Long Beach and eighth at Barber Motorsports Park, Bourdais was leading the championship, but was then taken out in a first-lap pile-up at Phoenix, retired on the second lap at GP of Indianapolis when the engine failed and then suffered the Indy qualifying shunt.

Bourdais, a four-time Indy vehicle champion, sustained pelvic and hip fractures when he crashed into the Turn 2 SAFER Barrier during qualifying Saturday.

Sebastien Bourdais met with a devastating crash during the qualifying round for the Indianapolis 500 and have been shifted to a hospital for surgery. INDYCAR will release updates on Bourdais' condition when they become available.

IndyCar drivers Marco Andretti, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castoneves, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Scott Dixon and Fernando Alonso himself all share their thoughts as the excitement builds ahead of the main event next weekend.

The team was led by Takuma Sato, who had the second-fastest time Saturday with a four-lap average speed of 230.382 miles per hour. The 40-year-old veteran's run missed out on top honors by less than six-hundredths of a second. "I felt confident going into qualifying. Tremendous support from all the team effort".

Alonso finished with a four-lap average of 231.300 miles per hour in qualifying Sunday - after making an engine change. Later attempts were run under cloudy skies.

"I'm feeling better and better, physically and also with the vehicle as well", Alonso said. We're having a good time.

"It gets stressful, it gets hard, tricky", said Alonso. He was still very fast today until lap two. It's the first time he's competed on an oval.

Davison will likely take to the track for his first practice session later in the week, once the auto has been fully altered for oval racing and the team's other drivers Ed Jones and Pippa Mann have successfully qualified. With his practice pace all week, Bourdais was a legitimate threat to make the Fast Nine shootout on Sunday.

Davison will not drive the vehicle onto the track until a Monday afternoon practice session, the team deciding to forego any attempt at a quick fix and hasty effort to improve their spot on the grid in Sunday time trials.

The story of the day was the dominance of Honda during the first day of qualifying.

You can catch this year's race at 4 p.m. ET on ABC on Sunday.