MAY 26, 2023@11:00 WIB | 43 comments
In addition to the Monaco Grand Prix F1 race, one of the races that is also eagerly awaited is the Indianapolis 500 or also known as the Indy 500. So this year, the Indy 500 race that also includes the “Triple Crown” apart from the Monaco GP and The 24 Hours of Le Mans will go into production. to 107.
For those of you who don’t know, the Indy 500 race is one of the most prestigious races because it has such a long history. The race that took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway carries a unique concept compared to other races.
In every 1 race series, the free practice session, qualifying, and race will usually take place on the same weekend. Now, the Indy 500 itself carries the concept of a 1-month event with separate Sundays between free practice sessions, qualifying, and the main race.
Now qualifying for the Indy 500 itself took place last weekend. In this year’s edition there are a total of 34 drivers participating in different qualifying sessions. What is interesting is that the winner of the pole position is not based on the fastest time record, but based on the race and the average speed of 3 laps on a rectangular prototype circuit.
Now, the winner of the Indy 500 pole position was defeated by Alex Palou. The driver of the Chip Ganassi team managed to pass Rinus VeeKay (Ed Carpenter Racing) and Felix Rosenqvist (Arrow Mclaren) who started number 2 and 3, aka Front Row. Meanwhile, last year’s Indy 500 champion Marcus Ericsson had to settle for starting from 10th place.
The Indy 500 race itself will last approximately 3 hours and a total of 200 laps will be contested. Of course, stamina, mindset, and the right strategy are the keys to winning this prestigious Indy 500 race. [edo/timBX]