WILL POWER ON POLE AT THE INDIANAPOLIS GP. GROSJEAN, 10


On the Indiana Oval Ring Grand Prix track, contested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road circuit, Australian Team Penske driver Will Power will start from pole, the sixty-fourth of his career

And suddenly the Australian is only three units closer to the record for poles held by the US Champion, Mario Andretti!

During the Fast Six which brought together the six best of my qualifying session, Will Power was the fastest by setting the reference time in 69.7664 seconds.

Excellent time which gives him his sixth pole on the Indianapolis road circuit, a record.

The Penske pilot who said:

This series is so hotly contested. When you’re on pole today you know you’ve done a great job. It’s been a while since I’ve done pole on a road circuit. So I gave it my all to get it, this one

And he added and further clarified:

 » That’s the fun of this series. It’s so tight. When you get a pole these days, you know you did a really good job. The team did a great job. I’m very happy. It’s been a long time since I had a pole on a road circuit. Yeah man, I worked hard for that one !

And Will concluded about the pole record held by Mario Andretti:

 » I feel so privileged to be so close to him. I never thought I would make it. Yes, three… he’s an absolute legend in the sport. It would be such an honor to match or surpass him. Being up there with names like Mario Andretti and AJ Foyt is something I never would have imagined when I started my career.

This is Will Power’s first pole on the road circuit since 2020 and the final round this year, the dispute in St. Petersburg.

Will Power is ahead of the reigning Indycar champion, the Spaniard of Chip Ganassi, Álex Palou alongside whom he will start from the 1st row.

On the second line, we point to the American Josef Newgarden, another driver from the Penske clan who will share it with Conor Daly.

Top 5 for the Mexican from the McLaren team, Pato O’Ward who sets the fifth fastest time.

Following in order Félix Rosenqvist, Calim Illott, Christian Lundgaard, Jack Harvey and the best Frenchman again Romain Grosjean the driver Andretti who completes the Top 10.

Then in 11th place, appears the New Zealander Scott McLaughlin.

It should also be noted that the other French driver Simon Pagenaud won only the twentieth time ahead of the New Zealander Scott Dixon and just behind his teammate and friend at Meyer Shank, the Brazilian Hélio Castroneves

Peter GRISWOLD

Photos: INDYCAR – TEAMS.

THE STARTING GRID OF THE INDIANAPOLIS GP

1 – Will Power (Dallara-Chevy) Penske – 1’09″7664
2 – Alex Palou (Dallara-Honda) Chip Ganassi – 1’09″8090
3 – Josef Newgarden (Dallara-Chevy) Penske – 1’09″8343
4 – Conor Daly (Dallara-Chevy) ECR – 1’09″9063
5 – Pato O’Ward (Dallara-Chevy) McLaren – 1’10″0546
6 – Felix Rosenqvist (Dallara-Chevy) McLaren – 1’10″0605
7 – Callum Ilott (Dallara-Chevy) Juncos Hollinger – 1’09″6530
8 – Christian Lundgaard (Dallara-Honda) RLL – 1’09″6594
9 – Jack Harvey (Dallara-Honda) RLL – 1’09″6899
10 – Romain Grosjean (Dallara-Honda) Andretti – 1’09″7100
11 – Scott McLaughlin (Dallara-Chevy) Penske – 1’09″7847
12 – Graham Rahal (Dallara-Honda) RLL – 1’10″2950
13 – Takuma Sato (Dallara-Honda) Dale Coyne – 1’09″8239
14 – Colton Herta (Dallara-Honda) Andretti – 1’09″8527
15 – Rinus VeeKay (Dallara-Chevy) ECR – 1’09″9550
16 – Alexander Rossi (Dallara-Honda) Andretti – 1’09″9178
17 – Devlin DeFrancesco (Dallara-Honda) Andretti – 1’10″1306
18 – Marcus Ericsson (Dallara-Honda) Chip Ganassi – 1’09″9294
19 – Helio Castroneves (Dallara-Honda) Meyer Shank – 1’10″1417
20 – Simon Pagenaud (Dallara-Honda) Meyer Shank – 1’09″9717
21 – Scott Dixon (Dallara-Honda) Chip Ganassi – 1’10″1694
22 – Kyle Kirkwood (Dallara-Chevy) AJ Foyt – 1’10″ 1954
23 – Juan Pablo Montoya (Dallara-Chevy) McLaren – 1’10″7610
24 – David Malukas (Dallara-Honda) Dale Coyne – 1’10″4755
25 – Tatiana Calderon (Dallara-Chevy) AJ Foyt – 1’11″0020
26 – Dalton Kellett (Dallara-Chevy) AJ Foyt – 1’10″7187
27 – Jimmie Johnson (Dallara-Honda) Chip Ganassi – 1’11″4599



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