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:

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
1 21 United States Spencer Pigot United States Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 230.083
2 12 Australia Will Power  W United States Team Penske Chevrolet 230.081
3 22 France Simon Pagenaud United States Team Penske Chevrolet 229.854
4 2 United States Josef Newgarden United States Team Penske Chevrolet 229.749
5 88 United States Colton Herta  R United States Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda 229.478
6 63 United Arab Emirates Ed Jones United States Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet 229.440
7 20 United States Ed Carpenter United States Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 229.349
8 27 United States Alexander Rossi  W United States Andretti Autosport Honda 229.268
9 18 France Sébastien Bourdais United States Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda 228.800
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Here is the list of Positions 10–33 in Indy 500 qualifying Saturday:

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
10 98 United States Marco Andretti United States Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian Honda 228.756
11 25 United States Conor Daly United States Andretti Autosport Honda 228.617
12 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves  W United States Team Penske Chevrolet 228.523
13 7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson  R United States Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 228.511
14 30 Japan Takuma Sato  W United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 228.300
15 33 Australia James Davison United States Dale Coyne Racing with Byrd/Hollinger/Belardi Honda 228.273
16 14 Brazil Tony Kanaan  W United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 228.120
17 15 United States Graham Rahal United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 228.104
18 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon  W United States Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 228.100
19 77 Spain Oriol Servià United States MotoGator Team Stange Racing with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Honda 227.991
20 23 United States Charlie Kimball United Kingdom Carlin Chevrolet 227.915
21 48 United States J.R. Hildebrand United States Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 227.908
22 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay  W United States Andretti Autosport Honda 227.877
23 19 United States Santino Ferrucci  R United States Dale Coyne Racing Honda 227.731
24 4 Brazil Matheus Leist United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 227.717
25 60 United Kingdom Jack Harvey United States Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Honda 227.695
26 42 United Kingdom Jordan King  R United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 227.502
27 81 United Kingdom Ben Hanley  R United States DragonSpeed Chevrolet 227.482
28 26 United States Zach Veach United States Andretti Autosport Honda 227.341
29 10 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist  R United States Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 227.297
30 39 United Kingdom Pippa Mann United States Clauson-Marshall Racing Chevrolet 227.244
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Here is the list of Last Row Shootout in Indy 500 qualifying Saturday:

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
31 66 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Racing Chevrolet 227.224
32 5T Canada James Hinchcliffe United States Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 226.956
33 24 United States Sage Karam United States Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 226.951
34 31 Mexico Patricio O’Ward  R United Kingdom Carlin Chevrolet 226.897
35 59 United Kingdom Max Chilton United Kingdom Carlin Chevrolet 226.321
36 32 United States Kyle Kaiser United States Juncos Racing Chevrolet Time 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.

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed

Last Row Qualifiers

31 24 United States Sage Karam United States Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 227.740
32 5T Canada James Hinchcliffe United States Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 227.543
33 32 United States Kyle Kaiser United States Juncos Racing Chevrolet 227.372

 

Failed to qualify

34 66 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Racing Chevrolet 227.353
35 31 Mexico Patricio O’Ward  R United Kingdom Carlin Chevrolet 227.092
36 59 United Kingdom Max Chilton United Kingdom Carlin Chevrolet 226.192

 

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed

      Fast Nine Qualifiers

1 22 France Simon Pagenaud United States Team Penske Chevrolet 229.992
2 20 United States Ed Carpenter United States Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 229.889
3 21 United States Spencer Pigot United States Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 229.826
4 63 United Arab Emirates Ed Jones United States Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet 229.646
5 88 United States Colton Herta  R United States Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda 229.086
6 12 Australia Will Power  W United States Team Penske Chevrolet 228.645
7 18 France Sébastien Bourdais United States Dale Coyne Racing Honda 228.621
8 2 United States Josef Newgarden United States Team Penske Chevrolet 228.396
9 27 United States Alexander Rossi  W United States Andretti Autosport Honda 228.247
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