Indianapolis Motor Speedway is ready. The famous oval circuit, home to the world’s oldest auto race, is gearing up to welcome the 33 individual seats who qualified for this 200-lap tour that has been held in Indiana since 1911.
Marking this 106th edition, New Zealander Scott Dixon will start at the lead. Driver Chip Ganassi, who finished first for the second year in a row on Sunday May 22 (his fifth in the event), won the 500-mile race in 2008.
The 2019 winner, France’s Simon Pagenaud, will start in 16th place, hampered by rain to qualify. “But my car’s speed is incredible and it gives me hope,” said the 38-year-old Poetvin, who is playing in his 11th season in IndyCar.
Grosjean 9 fastest in qualifying
The great performance goes to Romain Grosjean, a novice in the event. The former Formula 1 driver, who races in Andretti’s colors, has set the ninth fastest time and will therefore start in the third row. “It’s an unbelievable experience, qualifying for this 9th place is just crazy“.
The launch of the 106th edition of the Indianapolis 500 will be announced on Sunday, May 29th at 6:45 PM CST. Along with the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500, which is attended by more than 400,000 spectators each year, is one of the most popular races in the world.
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