Scott Dixon gave everything he could and it paid off. The New Zealander, who is participating in the Indianapolis 500 for the 20th time in his career, finished first at “Motorsport’s Greatest Show” for the fifth time in his career and in style. The Chip Ganassi Racing Team driver completed all four laps on the Indianapolis Oval at an average speed of 376,661 km/h, delivering the best performance ever in this very special workout. The 41-year-old needed the perfect four laps to dislodge teammate Alex Ballou (375,780 km/h) from pole position as Rinus Vichai, a few hours after Max Verstappen’s Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix victory, lights up the Dutch colors and completes it. First row of the grid (375,597 km / h). Former Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson will be surrounded by legend Ed Carpenter and Tony Kanaan in the second row. Before they could explain themselves for first place during the “Fast Six,” these six drivers had to battle it out in the “Fast Twelve” during a revised and patched qualifying formula this year.
– NTT INDYCAR Series (IndyCar) May 22 2022
Grosjean is far from silly
A second stage, after the first day of competition on Saturday, during which Romain Grosjean managed to defend his fortunes. Driver Andretti, who is making his Indianapolis 500 debut this year, had a good scare in the first corner of the third lap. The French engineer immediately asked him to “take the car home” and not take any more risks. With an average speed of 373.366 km/h over his four laps, Romain Grosjean will start from ninth on the starting grid and be a top rookie when the green flag is shown next weekend. ‘It was scary! Track conditions have changed a lot since morning.’ The French driver told NBC after trying, ‘We tried everything we could do to go faster and get more speed in the car. It obviously wasn’t easy. I used everything I had at my disposal. But it wasn’t comfortable. Anyway, I’m proud of what we’ve done so far. 2019 winner Simon Pagenaud will start from 16th.
IndyCar – Indianapolis 500 miles/qualification
Fast Six Standings – Sunday 22 May 2022
1- Scott Dixon (NZL / Chip Ganassi Racing) 376,661 km/h
2- Alex Ballou (Spain / Chip Ganassi Racing) 375.780.00
3- Rinus Vichai (PBS / Ed Carpenter Racing) 375.597
4- Ed Carpenter (USA / Ed Carpenter Racing) 375.106
5- Marcus Ericsson (SWE / Chip Ganassi Racing) 374,597
6- Tony Kanaan (BRE / Chip Ganassi Racing) 373.966.00
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