Despite leading 17 laps of the Indianapolis 500 and finishing fourth, Patricio O’Ward admitted McLaren SP weren’t quick enough to to win on Sunday.
Scott McLaughlin was the top-placed rookie in this year’s Indianapolis 500 despite collecting a costly drive-through penalty for going too fast at the entrance of the pit lane.
Simon Pagenaud finished half a second behind Indianapolis 500 winner Hélio Castroneves despite starting 26th on the grid and losing time early on due to an emergency fuel stop.
A spectacular collision with a flying wheel ended Conor Daly’s hopes of winning Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 after the Carpenter driver led more laps than any of his rivals.
Helio Castroneves explained how he took advantage of slower traffic in the final laps of the Indianapolis 500 to beat Álex Palou to victory.
A dejected Álex Palou took consolation from losing Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 to “probably the best” driver in rival Helio Castroneves.
With aero tweaks to aid passing, cooler race day temperatures and the return of fans, America’s greatest race will be back to its best on Sunday.
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Scott Dixon described his pole-winning run during Fast Nine qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 as a “pretty hairy” and “tense” ordeal.
Scott Dixon took his fourth Indy 500 pole, leading the fastest field in the race’s history ahead of young stars Colton Herta and Rinus VeeKay.
Will Power, Simona de Silvestro, and Sage Karam will start the Indy 500 but veteran Charlie Kimball and rookie RC Enerson failed to make the cut.