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2017 Indianapolis 500 build-up

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  • #342442

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    Keith Collantine

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    The build-up to the 2017 Indianapolis 500 is underway and the first official practice session is go (see video above).

    Naturally there’s a lot of attention on Fernando Alonso’s addition to the entry list this year but he’s just one of 33 drivers in with a chance of winning. Here they all are:

    Simon Pagenaud
    Josef Newgarden
    Helio Castroneves
    Conor Daly
    James Hinchcliffe
    Mikhail Aleshin
    Max Chilton
    Scott Dixon
    Tony Kanaan
    Spencer Pigot
    Will Power
    Carlos Munoz
    Graham Rahal
    Oriol Servia
    Sebastian Saavedra
    Sebastien Bourdais
    Ed Jones
    Ed Carpenter
    JR Hildebrand
    Juan Pablo Montoya
    Sage Karam
    Takuma Sato
    Marco Andretti
    Ryan Hunter-Reay
    Fernando Alonso
    Zach Veach
    Buddy Lazier
    Jack Harvey
    Pippa Mann
    Jay Howard
    Charlie Kimball
    Gabby Chaves
    Alexander Rossi

    #342443

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    Damon

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    This build up has a feel of some sort of Motorsport Olympic Games. I’m loving it :)

    #342526

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    Damon

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    Nice seeing Alonso druving in a crowd, figuring out slipstreaming and overtaking:

    #342555

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    Damon

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    Am watching Fist Friday session at Indianapolis and this comment made my day:

    “Alonso at Indy “Something is ahh wrong with the car…it feels fast, no? What do you see on the telemetry. Is everything ok? It feels good…this cannot be…””

    :):):):)

    #342568

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    James McGrenery

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    Real shame for Bourdais to be out of the running, he was so fast leading up to his crash! Hopefully he can make a swift and full recovery!

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    Keith Collantine

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    Qualifying is done and we have Scott Dixon on pole position, he’ll share the front row of the grid with Ed Carpenter and last year’s winner Alexander Rossi.

    Fernando Alonso will line up fifth behind Takuma Sato, making it three Andretti-Hondas in the top five. Here’s how the rest of the field will take the start. James Davison will take the place of the injured Sebastien Bourdais:

    1. Scott Dixon – 232.164mph
    2. Ed Carpenter – 231.664mph
    3. Alexander Rossi – 231.487mph
    4. Takuma Sato – 231.365mph
    5. Fernando Alonso – 231.3mph
    6. JR Hildebrand – 230.889mph
    7. Tony Kanaan – 230.828mph
    8. Marco Andretti – 230.474mph
    9. Will Power – 230.2mph
    10. Ryan Hunter-Reay – 231.442mph
    11. Ed Jones – 230.578mph
    12. Oriol Servia – 230.309mph
    13. Mikhail Aleshin – 230.271mph
    14. Graham Rahal – 230.253mph
    15. Max Chilton – 230.068mph
    16. Charlie Kimball – 229.956mph
    17. James Hinchcliffe – 229.86mph
    18. Juan Pablo Montoya – 229.565mph
    19. Helio Castroneves – 229.515mph
    20. Jay Howard – 229.414mph
    21. Sage Karam – 229.38mph
    22. Josef Newgarden – 228.501mph
    23. Simon Pagenaud – 228.093mph
    24. Carlos Munoz – 227.921mph
    25. Gabby Chaves – 226.921mph
    26. Conor Daly – 226.439mph
    27. Jack Harvey – 225.742mph
    28. Pippa Mann – 225.008mph
    29. Spencer Pigot – 224.052mph
    30. Buddy Lazier – 223.417mph
    31. Sebastian Saavedra – 221.142mph
    32. Zach Veach – 221.081mph
    33. James Davison – No time

    #342576

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    bukester

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    Interesting how they changed his engine before final quali….

    #342639

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    Piyush

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    How much is getting the pole position important in the Indy 500?

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