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Helio Castroneves put a qualifying simulation together that sent him to the top of a speed chart that contained just eleven names, only nine of whom set representative times ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying runs.
Despite some drivers expressing worries over the difficulty of passing with the 2018 aerokit in superspeedway trim, Jay Frye, IndyCar’s president of competition, has confirmed the governing body won’t be adding ‘last-minute’ downforce for the race.
Gabby Chaves says he has never witnessed IndyCars create such a big tow, with cars getting a draft when almost 20seconds apart.
David Byrd says he thinks a gust of wind blew James Davison’s car out of shape at IMS Turn 2 during Fast Friday, sending it into the SAFER barrier, fortunately extended this year by 58 feet to cover just where the wayward car struck.
Marco Andretti’s 231.802mph from the morning remained the fastest time of the day, and indeed, the Month of May, as teams prepared for qualifying runs tomorrow.
Marco Andretti, Robert Wickens and Ed Carpenter have all broken the 231mph barrier on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speeway, but James Davison has hit the SAFER barrier after losing the rear of his car exiting Turn 2.
Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, preparing for his first Indy as a part-time IndyCar driver, admitted learning the new-for-2018 aerokit has been difficult although he says the team has been a big help in the transition.
Despite his team not leading a lap in the opening five rounds of the season, the Chip Ganassi says the squad’s performance has been “relatively good” and that the team starting slow is traditional.
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Graham Rahal, who ended Day 3 of Indy 500 practice at the top of the speed charts, says JR Hildebrand’s accident was understandable because of the extreme nature of the car’s behavior in traffic at IMS with the new spec aerokit.
Sam Schmidt says that being nominated as Honda’s test team for the 2018 aerokit last summer had not given the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports squad a headstart over its rivals.
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After a frustrating day of practice yesterday, Graham Rahal’s name appeared at the top of the speed charts this morning on only his second lap, and he has remained there ever since.
I-PAS, a clinical eye-tracking computer test wearing goggles similar to a virtual reality headset, has been introduced by IndyCar with immediate effect as part of the sanctioning body's concussion evaluation protocol.
Scott Dixon and Marco Andretti believe that this year’s Indianapolis 500 may not feature the huge slipstreaming battles that have been a feature at Indy for the past six years – but admit it’s still early to make a definitive judgment.
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Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves set a 224.665mph fastest time to claim top time of the afternoon session, although his best effort was slower than that of Penske-Chevrolet teammate Simon Pagenaud in opening practice.
The rumors of the McLaren marque returning full-time to the IndyCar Series are gathering pace as officials from the team attended last weekend’s Indianapolis Grand Prix.