Motorsport/Indycar – Palou on pole at the Indianapolis 500


This weekend is the biggest American race that every Indycar driver wants to add to their list. This Sunday, May 28, the Indianapolis 500 will be held.

For the 107th edition of the event, it was the 2021 champion Alex Palou who managed to take pole position during the “Fast 6” with an average speed of 376.94 km/h over the four loops. This is the new speed record for a poleman in Indianapolis.

He is ahead of Rinus Veekay (Ed Carpenter Racing) who narrowly fails with an average of 376.92km/h. To complete the first line, we will find Felix Rosenqvist with 376.77km/h. It’s the tightest qualifying of the Indianapolis 500 miles.

Mclaren is placed in the standings with four of its drivers in the Top 9, Pato O’Ward 5th, Rossi 7th and Kanaan 9th.

Palou is full of confidence heading into the 500 miles as he won the Indianapolis Grand Prix last week. Scott Dixon, already twice consecutively on pole at Indianapolis, failed to sign the pass of 3 and will set off in ambush in 6th position. The 2022 winner and former Formula 1 driver, Marcus Ericsson will start 10th.

Disappointment for the French drivers who will have to work hard to move up the rankings. The best of them is Romain Grosjean who will start 19th while Simon Pagenaud will start 22nd.

See you on Sunday May 28 for the big race which will start at 6:30 p.m. French time.

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