Thursday, June 8, 2023

Grosjean takes pole in tight qualifying at Alabama

Romain Grosjean, He took his second pole position in the 2023 IndyCar season by being fastest in qualifying at the Alabama circuit.

Despite having another tight season in which the gap was minimal in its three stages, the Frenchman again showed his competitive level at the weekend, after leading the Fast 12 (Q2) and second in Group 1 of Q1. to be confirmed.

As the last car to complete its launched spin attempt during the fast six, Grosjean did so in 1:05.8396m, beating a full tenth Pato O’ward, which was put forward a moment ago by Scott McLaughlin, Interim leadership exchange.

was the last threat Alex Pallo, Although it ended with a deficit of 76 thousandths, it secured the second starting position. so the pilot Andretti Autosport He took his second pole of the year and third in the series; The first was also on the permanent circuit, almost two years earlier at Indianapolis.

O’Ward, the defending champion of the event, will share the second row with McLaughlin, who has not finished outside the top 4 in the weekend sessions; Other participants in Fast Six were Scott Dixon, who wants his first win on this track, and Christian Lundgaard, Rahal Letterman representing Lanigan Racing. The group ended up in the 320th of the separation.

Dixon was saved from elimination in the Fast 12 (Q2), which turned out to be a Wheel of Fortune due to the number of position changes generated in said round. The decisive move was when McLaughlin set the third fastest time when the session ended, leaving his teammate joseph’s new garden In the seventh box.

The American, who took 67 thousandth place under the cut, will share the fourth starting line with Felix Rosenqvist, Whereas Rinus VK and Alexander Rossi closed out the top 10.

VK and both Will-Power, In 11˚ result, he made mistakes on his last attempt of Q2, while Kyle Kirkwood came out of the pits and finished 12th.

They were the most representative events of qualifying as well as blocking. Marcus Armstrong on Lundgaard at the end of their group stage and it cost the New Zealander two of his best lapses, leaving him parried down the order.

championship leader Marcus Ericsson was the second big loser of the session as he finished seventh in his group, with a deficit of 0.120 against VK, who had a bigger lap in that segment. With this Sweden will start from the 13th position and then the number will come to Colton Huerta y Callum Ilott, pilot of Juncos Hollinger Racing.

Augustine Canapino He was one of the few to use the soft tires immediately, hoping for a red flag that would put him in a favorable position to overtake, to understand how they work.

As there were no incidents, the result dropped the Argentine to eleventh place, with which he would start in 22˚ for his debut on permanent tracks behind the wheel of an Indy car. Reef to Reef was the best rookie, with the nod to Armstrong.

The Alabama Grand Prix begins this Sunday at 3:30 PM (local time).

IndyCar series 2023

Result: Alabama Indy Grand Prix Qualifying

drink pilot Equipment / Engine time (session)
1 Romain Grosjean Andretti/Honda 1:05.8396m (Fast Six)
2 alex Palo Ganassi/Honda 1:05.9130m (Fast Six)
3 pato onward McLaren/Chevrolet 1:05.9382m (Fast Six)
4 Scott McLaughlin Penske/Chevrolet 1:05.9515m (fast six)
5 Scott Dixon Ganassi/Honda 1:06.0723m (fast six)
6 Christian Lundgaard RLL/Honda 1:06.1601m (Fast Six)
7 joseph new garden Penske/Chevrolet 1:05.9603m (Fast 12)
8 Felix rosenqvist McLaren/Chevrolet 1:06.0930m (Fast 12)
9 Rinas VK Carpenter / Chevrolet 1:06.1222m (Fast 12)
10 Alexander Rossi McLaren/Chevrolet 1:06.2091m (Fast 12)
11 Will-Power Penske/Chevrolet 1:06.3790m (Fast 12)
12 Kyle Kirkwood Andretti/Honda 1:06.3963m (Fast 12)
13 Marcus Ericsson Ganassi/Honda 1:05.9207m (Q1, G1)
14 Colton hart Andretti/Honda 1:06.1850m (Q1, G2)
15 Calum Ilott Junkos Hollinger / Chevrolet 1:06.0642m (Q1, G1)
16 Simon Pagenaud Mayer Shank / Honda 1:06.2433m (Q1, G2)
17 David talukas Coyne-HMD / Honda 1:06.1851m (Q1, G1)
18 Devlin Defrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner/Honda 1:06.4415m (Q1, G2)
19 Graham Rahal RLL/Honda 1:06.2504m (Q1, G1)
20 conor daly Carpenter / Chevrolet 1:06.4810m (Q1, G2)
21 helio Castroneves Mayer Shank / Honda 1:06.2715m (Q1, G1)
22 Augustine Canapino (EN) Junkos Hollinger / Chevrolet 1:06.5158m (Q1, G2)
23 Sting Ray Robe(n) Coin-Ware / Honda 1:06.5925m (Q1, G1)
24 jack Harvey RLL/Honda 1:06.7181m (Q1, G2)
25 Benjamin Pedersen (EN) foyer/Chevrolet 1:06.9327m (Q1, G1)
26 Marcus Armstrong (N) Ganassi/Honda 1:07.2378m (Q1, G2)
27 Santino Ferrucci foyer/Chevrolet 3:49.1462m (Q1, G2)
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