Alonso's qualifying success down to vehicle setup

  • Alonso's qualifying success down to vehicle setup

Alonso's qualifying success down to vehicle setup

"There are 33 cars on the grid, and around 20 of those have a realistic shot of winning that race", Franchitti says. Cars move at speeds that would launch an airplane into flight while turning into corners no wider than a couple of lanes on Highway 101.

Button said he would watch - once he had been told what time the race was on - and had enjoyed Alonso's first drive in the McLaren Indy vehicle run by the Andretti Autosport team.

The Taco Bell outlet was close to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Dixon volunteered to do a group run for food.

"I think it makes sense for Formula 1 to be at the world's greatest racetrack", said Brown. While the early races at the Speedway fueled interest from American fans, attendance figures progressively fell thereafter. "To run on your own is not that hard it's when you get in a pack and how to position your vehicle, how you time your passes, keep your momentum up - some of that comes from experience".

"In clear air, I seem to be pretty competitive". Last time he started ninth was 2009, when he finished fifth. This is going to be my second 500.

Alonso has said from the beginning of this adventure that he's here to win, not just to race, and he has put extra time into running simulators and watching videos of past races as preparation.

But he does not believe that Alonso will face any more fierce opposition from the IndyCar regulars who might dislike the idea of an outsider winning - just as when Mansell came to America he was treated as a normal rival.

Power is a former IndyCar series champion, taking the title in 2014. Both races are Sunday. He has raced in two Indy 500s before, the last of which was two years ago. "Now, let's put on a good show for them". "It can run with people".

"One of the things I've seen with Fernando is his attention to detail", three-time Indy 500 victor Dario Franchitti told CNN.

James Davison turned his first laps of the month today in the No. 18 GEICO Honda after being named Sunday to replace injured Sebastien Bourdais for Dale Coyne Racing.

France's Sebastien Bourdais, who sustained multiple hip fractures when he crashed during qualifying on Saturday, underwent surgery Saturday night and is recovering, according to a statement.

Hunter-Reay produced top-five laps in practice each of the first four days he turned laps and qualified 10th, the inside of Row 4.

"We hit the ground running". "There's a lot, a lot of hours that go into organizing something like this and making it all happen and we've got to get it right". "I think the fact that we've got one of the best of the best from the pinnacle of motorsports coming here to do it, it will hopefully open a lot of guys' eyes and open a lot of doors".

"After the summer I will consider what are the options out there", he said. Just guessing what the auto will do, what you are doing.

The final practice before the race takes place on Miller Lite Carb Day at 11 a.m. ET Friday and airs live on NBCSN. Obviously there's not going to be a lot of situations where guys can miss a race, but if there's a championship where there's a gap and you have an off week, come and race Watkins Glen or whatever.