Indianapolis Motor Speedway | May 20, 2022
Fast Friday is complete from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and steady wind made it a difficult day to turn many laps.
Following today's session, Pato O'Ward ended the session third, Felix Rosenqvist in sixth and JPM in 32nd.
Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 will take place on May 21-22 before the 200-lap event on May 29. Ahead of Indianapolis 500 qualifying, teams drew their qualifying order. Pato will go out first, Felix fourth and Juan Pablo in ninth.
Read what Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist, Juan Pablo Montoya and President Taylor Kiel had to say after Fast Friday.
|Where||Indianapolis Motor Speedway|
|When||Sunday, May 29|
|Total race distance||500 miles / 804.6 km|
|Length||2.5 miles / 4.02 km|
|Number of turns||4|
|Follow||@ArrowMcLarenSP on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube|
"It was a very windy Fast Friday today, but I'm glad that we got our four lap run in. The car feels solid. Today was obviously a struggle, not just for us but for everyone, because the track conditions are shifting rapidly and making one end of the track a lot harder than the other. I think tomorrow, for qualifying, it looks a bit better and I think we're in a good spot to have a strong qualifying.”
"Today was a pretty sporty day for us. I went out in the beginning, had too much understeer but the car felt good so we just had to tune the balance a bit. I came out for my second run and it was really good. It wasn't the cleanest of runs, I kind of missed my run into Turn 1 on one lap, but the lap time still came. That shows that the car has a lot of speed. We couldn't complete our run due to temperatures, but I think we were one of the strongest cars out there today.”
"The conditions were very difficult today so we did one run to check the systems and make sure everything was set. Tomorrow the conditions will be so different that it didn’t seem worth it to risk the car today. The engineers think we will do a good job tomorrow getting the car to where it needs to be. If we do that, we will be OK in qualifying.”
"Today was certainly an interesting Fast Friday with the heavy winds leading to less than ideal track conditions for trying to complete qualifying simulations. We were able to get out there with all three Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolets and find our baseline for the start of qualifying tomorrow which is a positive. We will come back tomorrow, when the conditions will likely be considerably different, and be ready to put down strong qualifying efforts for all three cars and drivers."
|Top 12 Practice||
|Top 12 & 6 Qualifying||
|Green Flag||Sunday, May 29 at 12:45 p.m. ET|
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