The American Ed carpenter, with a car of his own team, will start from pole position in the 2018 edition of the Indianapolis 500, a traditional Yankee motorsport competition that will take place next Sunday the 27th.
Carpenter ranked first on the four-kilometer oval with an average 369,53 km/h for the four laps at launched speed. "It means a lot to me to achieve a position like this."said the 37-year-old, who also achieved a similar result in 2013 and 2014.
The poleman had the fastest lap of the day at 370,211 km / h and never dropped below 368 km / h in any of his laps. “That first lap left me speechless. I knew we had more to go, but I didn't expect such speed "He said.
The first row is completed by the French Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske), after achieving an average of 368,076 km / h, and the Australian Will Power (Team Penske), which established an average of 367,828 km / h.
The Japanese Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan), winner of last year's Indy 500, will start 16th. While the American Danica Patrick (Ed Carpenter Racing), who will retire from motorsport after this competition, will start seventh. For his part, his compatriot Kyle kaiser, who races with a car from the Juncos Racing team of Argentine Ricardo Juncos, will start 17th.
GRILLA 102º 500 MILES FROM INDIANAPOLIS
|44||Lewis Hamilton (GBR)||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport||Mercedes||Mercedes|
|77||Valtteri Bottas (FIN)||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport||Mercedes||Mercedes|
|5||Sebastian Vettel (ALE)||Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|16||Charles Leclerc (MON)||Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|33||Max Verstappen (HOL)||Aston Martin Red Bul Racing||Red Bull||Honda|
|10||Pierre Gasly (FRA)||Aston Martin Red Bul Racing||Red Bull||Honda|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo (AUS)||Renault F1 Team||Renault||Renault|
|27||Nico Hülkenberg (ALE)||Renault F1 Team||Renault||Renault|
|8||Romain Grosjean (FRA)||Rich Energy Haas F1 Team||Haas||Ferrari|
|20||Kevin Magnussen (DIN)||Rich Energy Haas F1 Team||Haas||Ferrari|
|55||Carlos Sainz (ESP)||McLaren F1 Team||McLaren||Renault|
|4||Lando Norris (GBR)||McLaren F1 Team||McLaren||Renault|
|11||Sergio Pérez (MEX)||Racing Point F1 Team||Raicing point||Mercedes|
|18||Lance Stroll (CAN)||Racing Point F1 Team||Raicing point||Mercedes|
|7||Kimi Räikkönen (END)||Alfa Romeo Racing||Clean||Ferrari|
|99||Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA)||Alfa Romeo Racing||Clean||Ferrari|
|26||Daniil Kvyat (RUS)||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||Toro Rosso||Honda|
|23||Alexander Albon (TAI)||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||Toro Rosso||Honda|
|63||George Russel (GBR)||Williams Racing||Williams||Mercedes|
|88||Robert Kubica (POL)||Williams Racing||Williams||Mercedes|