New Garden took the lead with a fast-six shootout at 1:08:224, and champion Scott Dixon said he missed Paul when he caught Elio Castroneves on the street circuit in the final part of qualifying. Insisted.
Castroneves’ first 1:08:482 was enough to be in third place ahead of Simon Pagenaud, Felix Rosenqvist and Romain Grosjean.
Championship leader Parrow will start in the fifth row after failing to shoot out at 1:08:946. The Spaniards, who brushed the wall on Turn 4 in the first quarter group, are leading O’Ward by 35 points, starting right behind their rivals in the Sunday race.
O’Ward was able to proceed to the second half of qualifying after his Aroma McLaren SP crew took action to repair the bent left rear toe after touching the wall as the session was led by New Garden. I was lucky.
O’Ward wasn’t the only one who needed repairs during the session. When collecting Jak Ali Harvey’s Meyer Shank racing machine that crashed on Turn 8, it was Will Power that was damaged, and the Penske machine maintained the left rear. Suspension damage.
Practice pacesetter Colton Herta was unable to take advantage of speed in the second group of the first quarter and decided not to use the fast red-walled Firestone tires until the second half of the session. After that, Torink broke and suffered in 14th place. grid.
Felix Rosenqvist, Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
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Rosenqvist outperformed Pagenaud and Castroneves in the second quarter, while Grosjean in fourth place was initially investigating the case with Oliver Askew. However, it was Askew, not Grosjean, who was punished for losing two laps of the fastest lap.
Further investigation was conducted in the second quarter after Power hit the T9 wall, and Penske drivers struggled to shift gears. This could be a permanent legacy of a collision with Harvey early in qualifying.
When his car stopped at T10, the local yellow unfolded, and Dixon, Rosenqvist, James Hinchcliffe, and Ed Jones seemed to improve their time in the attention zone.
With their improvements, O’Ward was knocked out from the last part of qualifying and only Jones was punished.
Hinchcliffe’s best time put him in 7th place, and Jones lost his best time and was demoted to 9th place.
After a 12-year mission at Andretti Autosport after the race, Ryan Hunter-Reay will start in 11th place ahead of Power, Scott McLaughlin and Hertha.
New Garden takes pole with point leader Parrow in 10th place
https://www.autosport.com/indycar/news/long-beach-indycar-newgarden-takes-pole-as-points-leader-palou-starts-10th/6674809/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-ALL&utm_term=News&utm_content=uk New Garden takes pole with point leader Parrow in 10th place