Will Energy profitable the pole on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Street Course is like grass being inexperienced. Whereas a lot of the hype for Friday’s NTT IndyCar Sequence qualifying for the GMR Grand Prix revolved round Conor Daly and Callum Ilott‘s spectacular runs, Energy walked away along with his sixth pole on the highway course.
Energy’s time of 1:09.76 topped Álex Palou‘s 1:09.80. He beforehand received the IMS Street Course pole in 2015, 2017, 2018, and two of the three races in 2020, whereas he has 5 complete IndyCar victories on the structure together with the August date in 2021.
Palou was the lone non-Chevrolet driver within the Quick Six, a bunch that surprisingly contained Indiana native Daly. Daly certified fourth behind the 2 talked about and Josef Newgarden for his greatest run of the season and tied 2020 at Mid-Ohio for his strongest profession highway course qualifying effort. It’s also Ed Carpenter Racing‘s second-best qualifying efficiency on the IMS GP after Rinus VeeKay‘s pole within the 2020 Harvest Grand Prix #1; VeeKay, the defending GMR GP winner, certified fifteenth.
Pato O’Ward, who led Follow #2 earlier within the day, was fifth forward of Felix Rosenqvist.
Ilott fell wanting making the Quick Six, however he continued his sturdy weekend by qualifying seventh after being second in Thursday practice behind Palou. Trailing him by one spot was fellow rookie Christian Lundgaard.
“It was a disgrace to overlook out by lower than two hundredths, however that’s the way it goes,” stated Ilott. “It was simply wonderful to have the ability to put good laps in. I did a very good job myself, so I used to be pleased popping out of that.”
The GMR Grand Prix is scheduled for Saturday.
|Place||Quantity||Driver||Group||Greatest Time||Greatest Pace (mph)|
|1||12||Will Energy||Group Penske||1:09.7664||125.854|
|2||10||Álex Palou||Chip Ganassi Racing||1:09.8090||125.777|
|3||2||Josef Newgarden||Group Penske||1:09.8343||125.732|
|4||20||Conor Daly||Ed Carpenter Racing||1:09.9063||125.602|
|5||5||Pato O’Ward||Arrow McLaren SP||1:10.0546||125.337|
|6||7||Felix Rosenqvist||Arrow McLaren SP||1:10.0605||125.326|
|7||77||Callum Ilott||Juncos Hollinger Racing||1:09.6530||126.059|
|8||30||Christian Lundgaard||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing||1:09.6594||126.048|
|9||45||Jack Harvey||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing||1:09.6899||125.992|
|10||28||Romain Grosjean||Andretti Autosport||1:09.7100||125.956|
|11||3||Scott McLaughlin||Group Penske||1:09.7847||125.821|
|12||15||Graham Rahal||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing||1:10.2950||124.908|
|13||51||Takuma Sato||Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing||1:09.8239||125.751|
|14||26||Colton Herta||Andretti Autosport||1:09.8527||125.699|
|15||21||Rinus VeeKay||Ed Carpenter Racing||1:09.9550||125.515|
|16||27||Alexander Rossi||Andretti Autosport||1:09.9178||125.582|
|17||29||Devlin DeFrancesco||Andretti Autosport||1:10.1306||125.201|
|18||8||Marcus Ericsson||Chip Ganassi Racing||1:09.9294||125.561|
|19||06||Hélio Castroneves||Meyer Shank Racing||1:10.1417||125.181|
|20||60||Simon Pagenaud||Meyer Shank Racing||1:09.9717||125.485|
|21||9||Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing||1:10.1694||125.131|
|22||14||Kyle Kirkwood||A.J. Foyt Enterprises||1:10.1954||125.085|
|23||6||Juan Pablo Montoya||Arrow McLaren SP||1:10.7610||124.085|
|24||18||David Malukas||Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports||1:10.4755||124.588|
|25||11||Tatiana Calderón||A.J. Foyt Enterprises||1:11.0020||123.664|
|26||4||Dalton Kellett||A.J. Foyt Enterprises||1:10.7187||124.160|
|27||48||Jimmie Johnson||Chip Ganassi Racing||1:11.4599||122.872|