2019 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying: Here Are All The Major Updates And Highlights

            2019 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying, Major Updates And Highlights:  The 2019 Indianapolis 500 is a major IndyCar Series event which is one of the biggest motor sports events in the world. This year it is considered to be the 103rd running event that is scheduled for Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event is organized for 500 miles (200 laps) and it is going to be the premier event of the 2019 IndyCar Series.

Who is the defending champion of this year event?

The winner of 2018 Indianapolis 500, Will Power, is the defending champion of this year event. For the duration of the Last Row Shootout on May 19, former Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso, while trying his second Indy 500, was bumped from the field, and was unsuccessful to qualify.

Indy 500 qualifying Saturday Updates

2019 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying: Here Are All The Major Updates And Highlights

Qualifying — Saturday, May 18

Time trials on Saturday help in determining the top thirty qualifiers which would be locked into the preliminary field. The nine fastest cars will then advance to the Fast Nine Shootout arranged for Sunday in order to determine the pole position.

Here is the list of Fast Nine Qualifiers in Indy 500 qualifying Saturday:

PosNo.DriverTeamEngineSpeed
121United States Spencer PigotUnited States Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet230.083
212Australia Will Power  WUnited States Team PenskeChevrolet230.081
322France Simon PagenaudUnited States Team PenskeChevrolet229.854
42United States Josef NewgardenUnited States Team PenskeChevrolet229.749
588United States Colton Herta  RUnited States Harding Steinbrenner RacingHonda229.478
663United Arab Emirates Ed JonesUnited States Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia CorsaChevrolet229.440
720United States Ed CarpenterUnited States Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet229.349
827United States Alexander Rossi  WUnited States Andretti AutosportHonda229.268
918France Sébastien BourdaisUnited States Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-SullivanHonda228.800

Here is the list of Positions 10–33 in Indy 500 qualifying Saturday:

PosNo.DriverTeamEngineSpeed
1098United States Marco AndrettiUnited States Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-AgajanianHonda228.756
1125United States Conor DalyUnited States Andretti AutosportHonda228.617
123Brazil Hélio Castroneves  WUnited States Team PenskeChevrolet228.523
137Sweden Marcus Ericsson  RUnited States Arrow Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda228.511
1430Japan Takuma Sato  WUnited States Rahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda228.300
1533Australia James DavisonUnited States Dale Coyne Racing with Byrd/Hollinger/BelardiHonda228.273
1614Brazil Tony Kanaan  WUnited States A. J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet228.120
1715United States Graham RahalUnited States Rahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda228.104
189New Zealand Scott Dixon  WUnited States Chip Ganassi RacingHonda228.100
1977Spain Oriol ServiàUnited States MotoGator Team Stange Racing with Arrow Schmidt PetersonHonda227.991
2023United States Charlie KimballUnited Kingdom CarlinChevrolet227.915
2148United States J.R. HildebrandUnited States Dreyer & Reinbold RacingChevrolet227.908
2228United States Ryan Hunter-Reay  WUnited States Andretti AutosportHonda227.877
2319United States Santino Ferrucci  RUnited States Dale Coyne RacingHonda227.731
244Brazil Matheus LeistUnited States A. J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet227.717
2560United Kingdom Jack HarveyUnited States Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow Schmidt PetersonHonda227.695
2642United Kingdom Jordan King  RUnited States Rahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda227.502
2781United Kingdom Ben Hanley  RUnited States DragonSpeedChevrolet227.482
2826United States Zach VeachUnited States Andretti AutosportHonda227.341
2910Sweden Felix Rosenqvist  RUnited States Chip Ganassi RacingHonda227.297
3039United Kingdom Pippa MannUnited States Clauson-Marshall RacingChevrolet227.244

Here is the list of Last Row Shootout in Indy 500 qualifying Saturday:

PosNo.DriverTeamEngineSpeed
3166Spain Fernando AlonsoUnited Kingdom McLaren RacingChevrolet227.224
325TCanada James HinchcliffeUnited States Arrow Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda226.956
3324United States Sage KaramUnited States Dreyer & Reinbold RacingChevrolet226.951
3431Mexico Patricio O’Ward  RUnited Kingdom CarlinChevrolet226.897
3559United Kingdom Max ChiltonUnited Kingdom CarlinChevrolet226.321
3632United States Kyle KaiserUnited States Juncos RacingChevroletTime Withdrawn

Indy 500 qualifying Sunday Updates

Bump Day/Pole Day — Sunday, May 19

Bump Day used to be on Saturday and Pole Day where the Fast Nine Shootout would decide the beginning lineup’s front rows and is always held on Sunday. Now, those two most impactful qualifying competitions have been united and will both be on Sunday.

PosNo.DriverTeamEngineSpeed

Last Row Qualifiers

3124United States Sage KaramUnited States Dreyer & Reinbold RacingChevrolet227.740
325TCanada James HinchcliffeUnited States Arrow Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda227.543
3332United States Kyle KaiserUnited States Juncos RacingChevrolet227.372

 

Failed to qualify

3466Spain Fernando AlonsoUnited Kingdom McLaren RacingChevrolet227.353
3531Mexico Patricio O’Ward  RUnited Kingdom CarlinChevrolet227.092
3659United Kingdom Max ChiltonUnited Kingdom CarlinChevrolet226.192

 

PosNo.DriverTeamEngineSpeed

      Fast Nine Qualifiers

122France Simon PagenaudUnited States Team PenskeChevrolet229.992
220United States Ed CarpenterUnited States Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet229.889
321United States Spencer PigotUnited States Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet229.826
463United Arab Emirates Ed JonesUnited States Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia CorsaChevrolet229.646
588United States Colton Herta  RUnited States Harding Steinbrenner RacingHonda229.086
612Australia Will Power  WUnited States Team PenskeChevrolet228.645
718France Sébastien BourdaisUnited States Dale Coyne RacingHonda228.621
82United States Josef NewgardenUnited States Team PenskeChevrolet228.396
927United States Alexander Rossi  WUnited States Andretti AutosportHonda228.247

 

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