Scott Dixon’s stratospheric pole for the Indianapolis 500.The Ganassi driver took the preferred position with an average speed of 232,164 miles per hour, far exceeding last year’s pole speed.The New Zealander outperformed second-placed Ed Carpenter, who was able to disrupt Honda’s dominance, half a mile apart.
Fernando Alonso Driver
Alexander Rossi was third, just ahead of Takuma Sato.The Japanese rider touched the wall during one of his laps and that made him lose a spot on the front row of the starting grid.Very good performance of Fernando Alonso, who gave a scare when the engine of his Andretti failed and had to be replaced before the start of the session.The Spaniard finished the ‘Fast Nine’ in fifth place with a speed of 231,300 miles per hour, very close to Sato’s average.
JR Hildebrand was the second highest-placed Chevrolet in sixth position.Tony Kanaan finished seventh, ahead of Marco Andretti and Will Powerin a very loose day in general for the Penske drivers.
Ryan Hunter-Reay was the best of the qualifying session from 10th place to 33rd.Andretti’s reached an average speed of 231,442 milesthat would have been enough to be fourth to have entered the ‘Fast Nine’.Ed Jones also had a remarkable performance and will start the race from 11th place, the highest position in the Dale Coyne 500 Mile grid in its history.
Oriol Servià made a good classification after the complications of Saturday.The Catalan driver was placed 12th in the grid with an average of 230,309 miles that will allow him to fight for a good position in the race.Very close to him finished Mikhail Aleshin, who beat Graham Rahal and Max Chilton.