IndyCar has granted the Arrow McLaren SP team a special dispensation to work late into the night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to fix the damage to Fernando Alonso’s car following his practice crash on Thursday.
BorgWarner has revealed that 2019 Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud stands to earn an extra $360,000 bonus from the company if he ends up in Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Victory Lane again in 10 days’ time.
Takuma Sato of Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda is leading the field at the halfway point of today’s 6hr30min practice session for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, while Fernando Alonso is looking strong again in fourth.
Neither today’s Indy 500 practice pacesetter James Hinchcliffe nor 2008 IMS winner Scott Dixon believe any firm verdict can yet be reached on how the aeroscreen will affect the racing at Indy – except that the leader of any given pack will remain a “sitting duck”.
With the Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda team running better than for many years, Graham Rahal’s well-known proficiency around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and a clipped schedule, the pieces appear to be in place for this second-gen driver to conquer the biggest race in the world. David Malsher-Lopez explains the reasoning.