Uncategorized

St Pete IndyCar qualifying results: McLaughlin takes shock pole – Motorsport.com

McLaughlin will start ahead of Power and Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta after qualifying, which is split into four segments of knock-out qualifying which culminates in the Firestone Fast Six.
In the first of the split sessions of 13 cars, Herta set the pace by 0.3098s from Graham Rahal, Rinus Veekay, Scott Dixon, Kyle Kirkwood and Josef Newgarden.
Falling at the first hurdle were Alex Rossi, Christian Lundgaard, Helio Castroneves, Callum Ilott, Felix Rosenqvist, Jack Harvey and Tatiana Calderon.
In the second session, Power topped it by almost two tenths from McLaughlin, Romain Grosjean, Simon Pagenaud and Marcus Ericsson.
Knocked out at this point were Dalton Kellett, Pato O’Ward (who hit the wall on the exit of Turn 9), rookie Devlin DeFrancesco, Conor Daly, Takuma Sato, David Malukas and Jimmie Johnson.
In the 12-car session that followed, Power set the pace, 0.0585s ahead of Herta. McLaughlin was a tenth back in third, ahead of Grosjean, Pagenaud and Veekay.
Knocked out at this point were Dixon, Ericsson, Newgarden, Palou, Rahal and Kirkwood.
McLaughlin scored his first-ever IndyCar pole, his previous best start in the series being fifth, taking the top spot by 0.1237s from Power.
“Last year was P20,” reflected Power, who set a track record in Q2. “I was very happy until the last run, I was P1, P1… P2.”
Herta was third, two tenths off pole, ahead of Veekay, Grosjean and Pagenaud.
St. Pete IndyCar: Herta tops warm-up, more Grosjean drama
St Petersburg IndyCar race results: McLaughlin wins season opener
Ken Block slides Audi EV through Las Vegas in new Gymkhana video
New Tennessee track aims for international events from 2024
The inside story of F1’s newest race track
2022 Supercars Gold Coast 500 – Start time, how to watch, channel & more
Supercars returns to the streets of Surfers Paradise for the first time since 2019 this weekend.
Supercars to take action on fan abuse
Supercars has publicly declared that it will take action against what it constitutes as abusive behaviour from fans.
Alonso: F1 will have “huge problem” if Austin penalty is upheld
Fernando Alonso warns that Haas’ US Grand Prix protest against his damaged Alpine represents “a huge problem” for Formula 1, if its admissibility and his subsequent penalty are upheld.
Ferrari Challenge: Here is the program of the Imola World Finals
Imola hosts the 2022 edition of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali, which celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ferrari Challenge. Here is the complete program of everything that will happen on the track over the weekend, with great anticipation for the 296 GT3 and the Le Mans Hypercar.
Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021
In an enthralling 2021 IndyCar campaign, the series bounced back from its COVID-19 truncated year prior and series sophomore Alex Palou defeated both the established order and his fellow young guns to clinch a maiden title. It capped a remarkable season with plenty of standout performers
How Marcus Ericsson finally unlocked his potential in IndyCar
Marcus Ericsson enjoyed a breakout year in the IndyCar Series in 2021, winning twice and finishing sixth in points with Chip Ganassi Racing. How did he finally unlock the potential that was masked by five years of toil in Formula 1 with Caterham and Sauber/Alfa Romeo?
Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing win
Saturday, Oct. 16th, marks the 10th anniversary Dan Wheldon’s death. David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute, then asks Wheldon’s race engineer from 2011, Todd Malloy, to recall that magical second victory at the Indianapolis 500.
Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up?
Jack Harvey’s move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing sparked plenty of debate, but their combined strength could prove golden, says David Malsher-Lopez.
Why Kyle Kirkwood is America’s new IndyCar ace-in-waiting
Kyle Kirkwood, the record-setting junior formula driver, sealed the Indy Lights championship last weekend. But despite an absurdly strong résumé and scholarship money, his next move is far from clear. By David Malsher-Lopez.
2021 IndyCar title is just the start for Ganassi’s newest star
Alex Palou has captured Chip Ganassi Racing’s 14th IndyCar drivers’ championship, and in truly stellar manner. David Malsher-Lopez explains what made the Palou-Ganassi combo so potent so soon.
Why Grosjean’s oval commitment shows he’s serious about IndyCar
One of motorsport’s worst-kept secrets now out in the open, and Romain Grosjean has been confirmed as an Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver in 2022. It marks a remarkable turnaround after the abrupt end to his Formula 1 career, and is a firm indication of his commitment to challenge for the IndyCar Series title  
IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still at fever pitch
The 2021 IndyCar silly season is one of the silliest of all, but it’s satisfying to see so many talented drivers in play – including Callum Ilott. David Malsher-Lopez reports.

source

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like