Why does qualifying for the Indy 500 take place a week before the actual race?Alonso and McLaren had a terrible day at indy today. Well an extension of a terrible week. Alonso is in real danger of not making the field, I want to see him in but this is a reminder of how harsh the speedway can be.
The team has had very little time on track, electrical problems and a crash on tursday limited practice time. That and it took them forever to get the car back after the crash. New team, limited running means this isnt a surprise.
Always has. Before the split there would be at times 50 or more cars trying to make the field so they had the whole month of may was for practice. Teams would also bring one off special cars as well so they needed time to dial them in. The week inbetween quali and the race was then dedicated to running together and finding a race set up.Why does qualifying for the Indy 500 take place a week before the actual race?
Sort of. Everyone runs the same dallara chassis and either a Chevy or Honda engine. They ran a Chevy. Dampers arent spec so they bought some from Andretti last minute to try and make the show.Did McLaren actually develop their own car, engine and chassis, for Indy?
As disappointing as it would be for races to be called off, you don't get bored over there, plenty of bike shows, pubs, live bands etc. on, plus the satisfaction of waking up every morning safe in the knowledge I'm on holiday and don't have to go to work.Hope so. Rain outs suck