The bitter moments that Spaniard Fernando Alonso is going through in Formula 1 as a result of an uncompetitive McLaren are at odds with his brilliant performance in the preliminary of the Indianapolis 500, a race in which he will debut next Sunday.
Since he got on the Dallara-Honda for the first time of the team run by former American rider Michael Andretti, the 2005 and 2006 champion of the Máxima has not stopped surprising due to his rapid adaptation and the prominence he achieved in each of the outings. to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.
The last week of intense activity culminated yesterday with the classification that had him as one of the animators since he was part of the Fast 9, the group of nine riders who fought for pole position.
Alonso was the third participant to go out on the track and came to lead the batch after achieving greater speed in the four laps launched, leaving behind the Yankee Marco Andretti, his teammate; and the Brazilian Tony Kanaan. Finally, he achieved fifth position on the grid with an average of 372,161 km / h and will thus occupy the second row of the grid with the Japanese Takuma Sato, who was fourth; and the Yankee JR Hildebrand, sixth.
The honor of the pole went to Scott Dixon, winner of the Indy 500 in 2008, at 373,551 km / h. The New Zealander will share the front row with Americans Ed Carpenter (372,745 km / h) and Alexander Rossi (372,462 km / h), who won last year in his debut in the test.
GRILL 500 MILES OF INDIANAPOLIS 2017
|November 3th||United States||18.00||16.10|
|December 1||Abu Dhabi||10.00||10.10|