Australian driver Will Power secured the 68th pole position of his IndyCar career on Saturday at Laguna Seca (California) and thus broke the record of motorsport legend, American Mario Andretti. « I can’t believe I’m on top with Mario! But I mustn’t celebrate too much because I have to stay focused on tomorrow’s race.said Power, vying for his second IndyCar championship.
Former Formula 1 world champion Mario Andretti, 82, was present at Laguna Seca to congratulate his successor. He held the record for pole positions since 1985. Power leads the IndyCar championship before the last race but four drivers can still deprive him of the title, Josef Newgarden, Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson and Scott McLaughlin.