There is a high possibility that both Fernando Alonso and James Hinchcliffe cannot attend the Greatest Spectacle in racing.
A massive drama has happened on Saturday, for the 103rd Indianapolis 500, with the competition of Spencer Pigot. He put together four laps with as the fastest to top the charts and gain the record of 230.083 mph. On average, with the expectation to do well like what he did here, Pigot can surely earn the ole for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The final result can also partly base on how the weather will be on Sunday.
At the same time, his teammate Ed Jones ranked sixth and Ed Carpenter ranked seventh, also becoming Borg-Warner Trophy favorites for the next week. In the top of nine best racers, team Penske also participates with 3 places, with Will Power ranked second, just 0,0011 off behind Pigot. The third was Simon Pagenaud and the fourth was Joseph Newgarden.
We also need to mention rookie Colton Herta for his first appearance in top nine at the fifth, Alexander Rossi, the winner of 2016 Indy 500 at the eighth and Sebastien Bourdais as ninth. So let’s see how the weather can affect the final result of racing!
On Sunday, there will be a 80% chance for rain. If it is rainy on Sunday, the times from Saturday will stand and help Pigot become the pole winner. Pigot expressed his confidence even if they get to go again.
For those who were qualified out of top 30, there will be the Last Row Shootout for them, with 6 drivers taking one attempt to post the three best time for the final row. Three will enter Field of 33 and three others will go back. The Shootout can be delayed to the next day if there is rain on Sunday.