Laguna Seca IndyCar: Energy takes 68th pole, title rivals battle

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Firestone Quick Six

Alexander Rossi and Callum Ilott hit the monitor immediately on used alternate tires, whereas Energy went out on primaries however then got here straight again in and sat on pitlane, giving himself just one shot at pole.

Romain Grosjean was the primary driver into the 71s, delivering a 71.7858sec to go quickest however he was displaced by Callum Ilott who delivered a 71.6320 in a exceptional effort within the one-car Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet staff. Rossi regarded like he was going to displace the younger Brit however obtained squirrely by the Corkscrew, and fell 0.1378sec quick. That was sufficient to beat his teammate Grosjean.

Then Energy produced a 71.6127sec to shade Ilott by 0.0193sec on his first flyer. He got here into the pits to congratulations from Mario Andretti whose document he had simply damaged.

P

No

Identify

FTime

Diff

Hole

FL

Laps

LapTime

LPit

Led

ST

FSpeed

Elapsed

Engine

Tire

Factors

Group

1

12

Will Energy

1:11.6127

1:11.6127

0.000

2

3

1:15.8149

1

 

3

112.505

6:58.6349

Chevy

A

11

Group Penske

2

77

Callum Ilott

1:11.6320

0.0193

0.0193

3

3

1:11.6320

2

 

6

112.475

5:33.0096

Chevy

A

26

Juncos Hollinger Racing

3

27

Alexander Rossi

1:11.7698

0.1571

0.1378

3

3

1:11.7698

2

 

1

112.259

5:56.9631

Honda

A

18

Andretti Autosport

4

28

Romain Grosjean

1:11.7858

0.1731

0.0160

2

2

1:11.7858

 

2

112.234

4:09.0062

Honda

A

19

Andretti Autosport

5

10

Alex Palou

1:12.1625

0.5498

0.3767

3

3

1:12.1625

 

5

111.648

6:31.7792

Honda

P

9

Chip Ganassi Racing

6

5

Pato O’Ward

1:12.4542

0.8415

0.2917

3

4

1:12.5179

 

4

111.199

6:11.0115

Chevy

P

4

Arrow McLaren SP

 

Q2

Simon Pagenaud, Alex Palou, Callum Ilott, Marcus Ericsson and Helio Castroneves instantly went out on used alternates, however whereas they gently warmed up the quick however fragile compound, Rossi, Malukas and Pagenaud hit the highest on primaries.

Then Ilott went quickest forward of Ericsson, Castroneves till McLaughlin on primaries bounded as much as the highest with a 72.4807. Ericsson on recent reds then had a spin exiting the primary a part of the Corkscrew however saved his automobile working however he would lose one good lap because it meant the yellow flew for 2 automobiles coming by.

Rossi delivered the highest time with a 71.4238sec, a mere 0.0555sec forward of Grosjean, whereas Energy was third, an extra 0.0078sec adrift. Additionally progressing had been Pato O’Ward’s Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet and the exceptional Callum Ilott who made the Firestone Quick Six for the primary time in his IndyCar profession.

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Malukas missed out by 0.008sec, having been one of many drivers hindered by Ericsson’s spin. McLaughlin drifted broad at Flip 4 on his quickest lap, admitting that he’d been struggling for stability in apply. He’ll begin eighth, forward of the 2 Swedes and the 2 Meyer Shank Racing-Hondas.

P

No

Identify

FTime

Diff

Hole

FL

Laps

LapTime

LPit

Led

ST

FSpeed

Elapsed

Engine

Tire

Factors

Group

1

27

Alexander Rossi

1:11.4238

1:11.4238

0.000

5

6

1:21.0229

4

 

7

112.803

10:15.9909

Honda

A

18

Andretti Autosport

2

28

Romain Grosjean

1:11.4793

0.0555

0.0555

6

6

1:11.4793

4

 

6

112.715

9:52.7636

Honda

A

19

Andretti Autosport

3

12

Will Energy

1:11.4871

0.0633

0.0078

6

7

1:18.8383

4

 

4

112.703

10:59.3094

Chevy

A

11

Group Penske

4

5

Pato O’Ward

1:11.5472

0.1234

0.0601

6

7

1:16.7222

4

 

9

112.608

10:51.8300

Chevy

A

4

Arrow McLaren SP

5

10

Alex Palou

1:11.5857

0.1619

0.0385

7

7

1:11.5857

4

 

12

112.548

10:54.7763

Honda

A

9

Chip Ganassi Racing

6

77

Callum Ilott

1:11.6215

0.1977

0.0358

6

7

1:16.6880

4

 

10

112.491

11:12.2568

Chevy

A

26

Juncos Hollinger Racing

7

18

David Malukas

1:11.6295

0.2057

0.0080

6

7

1:11.8025

4

 

1

112.479

11:01.3819

Honda

A

14

Dale Coyne Racing with HMD

8

3

Scott McLaughlin

1:11.6916

0.2678

0.0621

7

7

1:11.6916

4

 

3

112.381

10:32.9975

Chevy

A

2

Group Penske

9

7

Felix Rosenqvist

1:11.7285

0.3047

0.0369

6

7

1:11.8925

4

 

2

112.324

10:39.4117

Chevy

A

6

Arrow McLaren SP

10

8

Marcus Ericsson

1:12.1359

0.7121

0.4074

5

5

1:12.1359

3

 

11

111.689

10:00.1942

Honda

A

7

Chip Ganassi Racing

11

60

Simon Pagenaud

1:12.2808

0.8570

0.1449

5

5

1:12.2808

3

 

5

111.465

10:03.8208

Honda

A

25

Meyer Shank Racing

12

06

Helio Castroneves

1:12.8856

1.4618

0.6048

5

5

1:12.8856

3

 

8

110.540

10:09.4980

Honda

A

5

Meyer Shank Racing

 

Q1 Group 2

Colton Herta slid off the street at Flip 2 however saved some momentum, plowed by and obtained out, however proper within the path of teammate Romain Grosjean, which meant the outcomes had been underneath assessment however finally no motion was taken.

On recent primaries, Energy moved to the highest of the occasions with a 1min12.3278sec forward of Christian Lundgaard, Felix Rosenqvist, Callum Ilott and Grosjean.

Onto the Firestone alternates, Rinus VeeKay was the primary to put down a consultant time, with a 71.5631, though Grosjean and Castroneves rapidly demoted him. Energy had a slight sideways second at Flip 2 however made it up over the remainder of the lap to hit the highest of the occasions. Felix Rosenqvist edged him by 0.0025sec, however Energy was safely by to Q2.

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So too had been Grosjean and Castroneves, however the nice shock was Callum Ilott of Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet. He was simply forward of outgoing Ganassi champion Alex Palou.

The shock non-inclusion was Herta, who on his closing flyer drifted off the street between Turns 4 and 5 and misplaced traction, consigning him to the ninth row.

P

No

Identify

FTime

Diff

Hole

FL

Laps

LapTime

LPit

Led

ST

FSpeed

Elapsed

Engine

Tire

Factors

Group

1

7

Felix Rosenqvist

1:11.3471

1:11.3471

0.000

6

6

1:11.3471

4

 

10

112.924

9:57.5585

Chevy

A

6

Arrow McLaren SP

2

12

Will Energy

1:11.3496

0.0025

0.0025

6

6

1:11.3496

4

 

2

112.920

9:43.0059

Chevy

A

11

Group Penske

3

28

Romain Grosjean

1:11.5631

0.2160

0.2135

5

6

1:11.9868

4

 

6

112.583

10:06.0991

Honda

A

19

Andretti Autosport

4

06

Helio Castroneves

1:11.6618

0.3147

0.0987

4

5

1:11.8994

3

 

8

112.428

10:15.6538

Honda

A

5

Meyer Shank Racing

5

77

Callum Ilott

1:11.9333

0.5862

0.2715

6

7

1:12.1683

4

 

5

112.004

11:05.8265

Chevy

A

26

Juncos Hollinger Racing

6

10

Alex Palou

1:12.0990

0.7519

0.1657

6

7

1:12.5500

4

 

1

111.746

10:43.8442

Honda

A

9

Chip Ganassi Racing

7

21

Rinus VeeKay

1:12.1442

0.7971

0.0452

4

6

1:12.4152

3

 

9

111.676

10:18.8632

Chevy

A

16

Ed Carpenter Racing

8

30

Christian Lundgaard

1:12.2093

0.8622

0.0651

6

7

1:12.2989

4

 

4

111.576

11:00.7647

Honda

A

21

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

9

26

Colton Herta

1:12.2720

0.9249

0.0627

5

6

1:12.2918

4

 

3

111.479

10:32.1054

Honda

A

17

Andretti Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian

10

29

Devlin DeFrancesco

1:12.2996

0.9525

0.0276

6

7

1:12.6706

4

 

7

111.436

11:04.1118

Honda

A

20

Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport

11

51

Takuma Sato

1:12.4489

1.1018

0.1493

6

6

1:12.4489

4

 

11

111.207

10:00.4320

Honda

A

24

Dale Coyne Racing w/RWR

12

4

Dalton Kellett

1:12.8001

1.4530

0.3512

6

6

1:12.8001

4

 

12

110.670

10:23.4659

Chevy

A

3

AJ Foyt Enterprises

13

16

Simona De Silvestro

1:13.5181

2.1710

0.7180

6

6

1:13.5181

4

 

13

109.589

10:03.0107

Chevy

A

34

Paretta Autosport

 

Q1 Group 1

4 of the title contenders had been on this group – Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, Marcus Ericsson and Scott McLaughlin. Kyle Kirkwood and Jimmie Johnson went straight out on reds, and Kirkwood delivered a 1min12.9591sec to begin his efforts, simply forward of David Malukas.

However earlier than anybody accomplished greater than three laps, Newgarden launched off the left-hand inside curb on the prime of the Corkscrew and despatched himself right into a spin over on the precise. The purple flag meant his two quick laps had been invalidated, and he couldn’t progress to Q2. He’ll begin from the again row.

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The rescue operation virtually ran the clock out, so IndyCar allowed everybody one final attempt on alternates, nevertheless it was laborious for individuals to get their entrance tires as much as temperature. David Malukas obtained it accomplished for Dale Coyne Racing with HMD-Honda, forward of McLaughlin within the different Penske. Simon Pagenaud and Marcus Ericsson bumped one other title contender out, Dixon, who felt he couldn’t get his fronts as much as temperature as a result of Kirkwood forward of him took such a gradual out lap. Alexander Rossi and Pato O’Ward additionally made it by.

P

No

Identify

FTime

Diff

Hole

FL

Laps

LapTime

LPit

Led

ST

FSpeed

Elapsed

Engine

Tire

Factors

Group

1

18

David Malukas

1:11.7507

1:11.7507

0.000

5

5

1:11.7507

4

 

5

112.289

12:14.5133

Honda

A

288

Dale Coyne Racing with HMD

2

3

Scott McLaughlin

1:11.8474

0.0967

0.0967

5

5

1:11.8474

4

 

9

112.138

11:55.2364

Chevy

A

482

Group Penske

3

60

Simon Pagenaud

1:11.8874

0.1367

0.0400

5

5

1:11.8874

4

 

4

112.075

12:51.5399

Honda

A

301

Meyer Shank Racing

4

27

Alexander Rossi

1:11.8960

0.1453

0.0086

5

5

1:11.8960

4

 

1

112.062

12:08.4977

Honda

A

361

Andretti Autosport

5

5

Pato O’Ward

1:11.9993

0.2486

0.1033

5

5

1:11.9993

4

 

13

111.901

12:01.2284

Chevy

A

456

Arrow McLaren SP

6

8

Marcus Ericsson

1:12.0856

0.3349

0.0863

5

5

1:12.0856

4

 

10

111.767

12:41.0730

Honda

A

484

Chip Ganassi Racing

7

9

Scott Dixon

1:12.1722

0.4215

0.0866

5

5

1:12.1722

4

 

3

111.633

12:31.0159

Honda

A

503

Chip Ganassi Racing

8

20

Conor Daly

1:12.2661

0.5154

0.0939

5

5

1:12.2661

4

 

11

111.488

12:47.3006

Chevy

A

261

Ed Carpenter Racing

9

14

Kyle Kirkwood

1:12.4299

0.6792

0.1638

4

4

1:12.4299

3

 

8

111.236

12:26.6447

Chevy

A

174

AJ Foyt Enterprises

10

15

Graham Rahal

1:12.5970

0.8463

0.1671

5

5

1:12.5970

4

 

7

110.980

12:17.9510

Honda

A

333

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

11

45

Jack Harvey

1:12.8366

1.0859

0.2396

5

5

1:12.8366

4

 

6

110.615

12:35.4240

Honda

A

199

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

12

48

Jimmie Johnson

1:13.4172

1.6665

0.5806

2

5

1:13.8615

4

 

12

109.740

12:56.5570

Honda

A

200

Chip Ganassi Racing

13

2

Josef Newgarden

No Time

3

5:17.3910

 

2

9:05.3994

Chevy

P

503

Group Penske

 

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