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Max Chilton Tops Final Full Day of Practice Before Indy 500 Begins

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Paul Jeffrey, May 22, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    British driver Max Chilton topped out the final full day of practice for the Indy 500 at Indianapolis, as McLaren superstar Fernando Alonso struggled in traffic but still ended the day a respectable P12.

    Now the preparations are drawing to a close and the grid has been set for the 101st running of the Indy 500, the teams and drivers are looking to make their final changes in advance of the green flag dropping for the greatest spectacle in American motorsports.

    With eight full days of practice and qualifying behind the 33 strong field of drivers, it was left to former Formula One driver and Englishman Max Chilton to top out the times at Indy, setting a blistering 228.592 mph lap to ease himself ahead of Ed Jones in the Dale Coyne Racing entry, regrouping following the horrendous accident that befell one of the pre race favourites Sebastian Bourdais earlier in the week.

    With an unusual mix of Chilton and Jones at the top of the field today it was left to polesitter Scott Dixon and defending IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud to top out the regular pace setting drivers in positons three and four, clocking speeds of 227.165 and 226.997 respectively.

    For his part on loan McLaren driver Fernando Alonso had a relatively trouble free day of running, clocking 122 laps of running and setting a time suitable for twelfth position in the final rankings. Alonso spent much of his running gaining valuable experience racing in packs of cars.

    The drivers will get a final 1 hour of track time on Friday for 'Carb Day' before the race begins on Sunday 28th May.

    Indy 500 Starting Grid 2017:

    Scott Dixon
    Warmup:
    225.326
    Lap 1: 232.595
    Lap 2: 232.135
    Lap 3: 232.018
    Lap 4: 231.907
    4 Lap Average: 232.164

    Ed Carpenter
    Warmup:
    220.109
    Lap 1: 232.180
    Lap 2: 231.912
    Lap 3: 231.582
    Lap 4: 230.985
    4 Lap Average: 231.664

    Alexander Rossi
    Warmup:
    226.267
    Lap 1: 231.843
    Lap 2: 231.153
    Lap 3: 231.479
    Lap 4: 231.475
    4 Lap Average: 231.487

    Takuma Sato
    Warmup:
    225.797
    Lap 1: 232.171
    Lap 2: 231.599
    Lap 3: 230.929
    Lap 4: 230.768
    4 Lap Average: 231.365

    Fernando Alonso
    Warmup:
    224.838
    Lap 1: 231.113
    Lap 2: 231.440
    Lap 3: 231.475
    Lap 4: 231.171
    4 Lap Average: 231.300

    JR Hildebrand
    Warmup:
    223.930
    Lap 1: 231.529
    Lap 2: 231.010
    Lap 3: 230.941
    Lap 4: 230.081
    4 Lap Average: 230.889

    Tony Kanaan
    Warmup:
    223.753
    Lap 1: 231.239
    Lap 2: 231.016
    Lap 3: 230.743
    Lap 4: 230.317
    4 Lap Average: 230.828

    Marco Andretti
    Warmup:
    225.973
    Lap 1: 230.659
    Lap 2: 229.845
    Lap 3: 230.631
    Lap 4: 230.763
    4 Lap Average: 230.474

    Will Power
    Warmup:
    222.346
    Lap 1: 230.912
    Lap 2: 230.017
    Lap 3: 229.898
    Lap 4: 229.975
    4 Lap Average: 230.200

    Ryan Hunter-Reay
    Warmup:
    225.786
    Lap 1: 231.674
    Lap 2: 231.811
    Lap 3: 231.250
    Lap 4: 231.036
    4 Lap Average: 231.442

    Ed Jones
    Warmup:
    223.059
    Lap 1: 230.897
    Lap 2: 230.789
    Lap 3: 230.343
    Lap 4: 230.286
    4 Lap Average: 230.578

    Oriol Servia
    Warmup:
    226.041
    Lap 1: 230.543
    Lap 2: 230.437
    Lap 3: 230.276
    Lap 4: 229.981
    4 Lap Average: 230.309

    Mikhail Aleshin
    Warmup:
    228.623
    Lap 1: 230.615
    Lap 2: 230.339
    Lap 3: 230.181
    Lap 4: 229.949
    4 Lap Average: 230.271

    Graham Rahal
    Warmup:
    223.615
    Lap 1: 230.859
    Lap 2: 229.997
    Lap 3: 230.404
    Lap 4: 229.754
    4 Lap Average: 230.253

    Max Chilton
    Warmup:
    226.675
    Lap 1: 231.417
    Lap 2: 231.141
    Lap 3: 229.076
    Lap 4: 228.661
    4 Lap Average: 230.068

    Charlie Kimball
    Warmup:
    225.797
    Lap 1: 230.344
    Lap 2: 230.675
    Lap 3: 229.368
    Lap 4: 229.444
    4 Lap Average: 229.956

    James Hinchcliffe
    Warmup:
    227.847
    Lap 1: 230.258
    Lap 2: 230.060
    Lap 3: 229.673
    Lap 4: 229.452
    4 Lap Average: 229.860

    Juan Pablo Montoya
    Warmup:
    218.836
    Lap 1: 230.445
    Lap 2: 229.766
    Lap 3: 229.133
    Lap 4: 228.924
    4 Lap Average: 229.565

    Helio Castroneves
    Warmup:
    221.138
    Lap 1: 229.948
    Lap 2: 229.618
    Lap 3: 229.268
    Lap 4: 229.226
    4 Lap Average: 229.515

    Jay Howard
    Warmup:
    229.498
    Lap 1: 229.908
    Lap 2: 229.882
    Lap 3: 229.617
    Lap 4: 228.258
    4 Lap Average: 229.414

    Sage Karam
    Warmup:
    221.628
    Lap 1: 230.134
    Lap 2: 229.107
    Lap 3: 229.173
    Lap 4: 229.110
    4 Lap Average: 229.380

    Josef Newgarden
    Warmup:
    226.474
    Lap 1: 229.481
    Lap 2: 229.142
    Lap 3: 228.200
    Lap 4: 227.194
    4 Lap Average: 228.501

    Simon Pagenaud
    Warmup:
    221.121
    Lap 1: 228.902
    Lap 2: 228.375
    Lap 3: 227.658
    Lap 4: 227.443
    4 Lap Average: 228.093

    Carlos Munoz
    Warmup:
    220.644
    Lap 1: 228.425
    Lap 2: 228.399
    Lap 3: 227.677
    Lap 4: 227.186
    4 Lap Average: 227.921

    Gabby Chaves
    Warmup:
    218.687
    Lap 1: 227.026
    Lap 2: 226.798
    Lap 3: 226.543
    Lap 4: 227.316
    4 Lap Average: 226.921

    Conor Daly
    Warmup:
    218.951
    Lap 1: 227.144
    Lap 2: 226.679
    Lap 3: 226.804
    Lap 4: 225.140
    4 Lap Average: 226.439

    Jack Harvey
    Warmup:
    221.372
    Lap 1: 228.784
    Lap 2: 225.265
    Lap 3: 226.069
    Lap 4: 222.928
    4 Lap Average: 225.742

    Pippa Mann
    Warmup:
    224.494
    Lap 1: 225.542
    Lap 2: 224.875
    Lap 3: 224.831
    Lap 4: 224.784
    4 Lap Average: 225.008

    Spencer Pigot
    Warmup:
    220.076
    Lap 1: 226.256
    Lap 2: 225.652
    Lap 3: 225.582
    Lap 4: 218.885
    4 Lap Average: 224.052

    Buddy Lazier
    Warmup:
    220.417
    Lap 1: 223.767
    Lap 2: 223.427
    Lap 3: 223.300
    Lap 4: 223.174
    4 Lap Average: 223.417

    Sebastian Saavedra
    Warmup:
    214.578
    Lap 1: 224.609
    Lap 2: 225.480
    Lap 3: 223.321
    Lap 4: 211.736
    4 Lap Average: 221.142

    Zach Veach
    Warmup:
    221.189
    Lap 1: 223.913
    Lap 2: 221.464
    Lap 3: 222.000
    Lap 4: 217.064
    4 Lap Average: 221.081

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  2. Shad3R

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    A lot of drivers would love to have his carreer, not about success but about racing everywhere, f1 with Marrussia,Lemans with Nissan, and Indycar.
     
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  3. Peter Hooper

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    He's done a pretty good job so far. 15th was not a bad performance although of course not on a par with his more illustrious team mates but apparently gave some good feedback to help the pair of them in their quali runs.
     
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