Wilson Leads Honda Qualifying for Indianapolis 500

5/17/2015

Honda Racing Report

Sunday, May 17, 2015

 

Indianapolis 500

Circuit:                             Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval), Indianapolis, IN

2014 Winner:     Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport Honda) 186.563 mph average

Weather:           Mostly cloudy, windy, mild, 78 degrees F

       
   
 
  Nil:

 

Indianapolis 500 Starting Field:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Manufacturer

Speed MPH

Notes

  1.

Scott Dixon-W

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

226.760

 

  2.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet

226.350

 

  3.

Simon Pagenaud

Team Penske

Chevrolet

226.145

 

 

  4.

Tony Kanaan-W

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

225.503

 

  5.

Helio Castroneves-W

Team Penske

Chevrolet

225.502

 

  6.

Justin Wilson

Andretti Autosport

Honda

225.279

 

 

  7.

Sebastien Bourdais

KV Racing Technology

Chevrolet

225.193

 

  8.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Honda

225.189

 

  9.

Josef Newgarden

Carpenter Fisher Hartman

Chevrolet

225.187

 

 

10.

JR Hildebrand

Carpenter Fisher Hartman

Chevrolet

225.099

 

11.

Carlos Munoz

Andretti Autosport

Honda

225.042

 

12.

Ed Carpenter

Carpenter Fisher Hartman

Chevrolet

224.883

 

 

13.

Oriol Servia

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda

224.777

 

14.

Charlie Kimball

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

224.743

 

15.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Team Penske

Chevrolet

224.657

 

 

16.

Ryan Hunter-Reay-W

Andretti Autosport

Honda

224.573

 

17.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda

224.290

 

18.

Carlos Huertas

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda

224.233

 

 

19.

Simona de Silvestro

Andretti Autosport

Honda

223.838

 

20.

James Jakes

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

223.790

 

21.

Tristan Vautier

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda

223.747

 

 

22.

Alex Tagliani

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda

223.722

 

23.

Sage Karam

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

223.595

 

24.

James Hinchcliffe

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

223.519

 

 

25.

Conor Daly

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

223.482

 

26.

Townsend Bell

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

Chevrolet

223.447

 

27.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda

223.226

 

 

28.

Pippa Mann

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda

223.104

 

29.

Gabby Chaves-R

Bryan Herta Autosport

Honda

222.916

 

30.

Sebastien Saavedra

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

222.898

 

 

31.

Jack Hawksworth

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda

223.738

Round 2 qualifier

32.

Stefano Coletti-R

KV Racing Technology

Chevrolet

222.001

Round 2 qualifier

33.

Bryan Clauson

KV Racing Technology

Chevrolet

221.358

Round 2 qualifier

 

W – Previous Indy 500 Champion

R – Indy 500 Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilson Leads Honda Qualifying For Indianapolis 500

·       Justin Wilson starts sixth, outside of the second row

·       Marco Andretti qualifies eighth, Carlos Munoz 11th

·       Gabby Chaves leads rookie qualifiers

·       99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24

 

Justin Wilson and his Andretti Autosport team led the way for Honda Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in abbreviated qualifying for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500.  The veteran posted the sixth-fastest average speed over his four-lap qualifying run, and will start next weekend’s “500” from the outside of the second row.

 

Rain on Saturday forced the cancellation of scheduled first-round qualifying, while a crash in the Sunday morning practice session for the Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter – the third time in the past week a Chevrolet IndyCar had spun and then flipped at Indianapolis – led to a decision by race officials to mandate that all teams reduce turbocharger boost pressure and make additional aerodynamic changes to the rear bodywork, impacting the qualifying efforts of all Honda teams. 

 

Delays for the implementation of these changes, plus the addition of a second, 30-minute practice, resulted in a single qualifying session to set the first 30 starting positions, followed by a second session to set the final row of the 33-car starting field.

 

Two more Andretti Autosport drivers, Marco Andretti and Carlos Munoz, posted the eighth and 11th-fastest qualifying runs today, while Gabby Chaves posted the fastest qualifying run by an Indy rookie and will start 29th.

 

Verizon IndyCar Series activities continue on Monday with a practice session to aid teams in making pre-race preparations, followed by the traditional “Carb Day” final practice on Friday, May 22.  Next weekend’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday, May 24, with live television coverage starting at 11 a.m. EDT on ABC.

 

Justin Wilson (#25 Andretti Autosport Honda) qualified 6th for the Indianapolis 500: “I was pushing really hard and it felt pretty good. It was a little bit tense the last couple of days, but it’s always nice to get out and run on your own with no one else on track; there is always more grip. Andretti Autosport is a very professional team; they just worked through all the decisions that were made today and gave me a great race car. I just have to thank everyone there who has worked so hard the last few months to put this deal together. It was a difficult decision that was made for all the teams and when something like that happens, you have to react. I also want to thank everyone at Honda for letting me have the opportunity to be here. I’m hoping today’s qualifying run is a good omen going into next weekend. We’ll see how it all works out; and I’m looking forward to bringing a decent result home.”

 



Connect

HPD

©2017 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions