Saturday, September 30, 2023

Minute by Minute: Duck O’Ward at the Indy 500

ESPN May 28, 2023, 12:24 pm Reading: 7 min.

It’s time for the most famous race in the United States, the race that every IndyCar driver wants to win.

Josef Newgarden is the winner of the Indy 500... He beat Ericsson in the back and defended perfectly on pit road, sucking the suction away from Ericsson. The first Indy 500 for Josef Newgarden the current runner-up in the category.

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Beat Beat… The Indy 500 restarts with one lap…

Another red flag… race control doesn’t want it to end under caution.

restart…and another crash but right back.

The cars start behind the pace car. Newgarden P1, Ericsson and Ferrucci, podium at the Indy 500. There are 6 laps less than behind the safety car.

Another red flag. Duck O’Ward is fine…

Pato O’Ward hit…he hit Ericsson

Passed by Pato P3, Newgarden P1 and Ericsson P2

restart indy 500… eight laps to the end

Category canceled… one more round

restart indy 500… nine laps to the end

Three have already piled up ahead of Pato. Duck Overhead IS P1 With 12 laps to run, follow the yellow flag…

Cars already on track racing behind the pace car

Red flag, 14 laps to go.

We can report that the tire went into the parking lot. It is unknown whether he hit someone or just against a white car that the television is showing. Actually, the tire only hit one car. There is no report of any injury.

Yellow flag: Rogqvist hit the wall, and then Kirkwood came over and hit him, and he hit the wall very hard. A tire was thrown from Andretti’s car. kyle is fine

To the Duck O’Ward Pits. Let’s see in what condition he rejoins. McLarens stop very fast. And be careful, because Pato is racing against Ericsson again.

Pato O’Ward overtakes Sato to advance in the race, but he will not be able to make it. There are 26 laps left in the Indy 500.

Cars start pit stops in front of Pato O’Ward… The Mexican will pull ahead, he might even get P1, but the question is: will he hold the rest or will he have to make a last splash and dash?

Santino Ferrucci P1, the car of legend, overtakes Ericsson with AJ Foyt IV

After restarting Duck O’Ward P12, P14.

Beat, beat, beat… Ericsson is in front but Newgarden attacks him at turn one.

Pit Stops: Pato O’Ward P14 went through the pits with no drivers ahead of him stopping. Could it be that he thought about last year when Ericsson was able to attack with gasoline all those who took their time to save gas?

Yellow flag: Grosjean against the wall. French is fine. There will be another round of pit stops and… most likely another splash and dash near the end.

McLaren: Rosqvist, P3, Rossi, P4 and Pato, P5…

Pato passes Ferrucci and the Mexican is P5. He is 1.5 seconds behind Ericsson, P1.

Marus Ericsson, last year’s winner, is P1… Roggqvist also loses position against Newgarden.

Peto O’Ward lost several positions with this pit stop. P7 is back. 2.6 seconds behind Roggqvist… A bad pit stop for the Mexican, but from what we’ve seen of the race, Regal will once again be fighting on top.

Lap 130 of 200: Duck O’Ward to the pits. Rogqvist remains the leader …

Pato O’Ward, lap 102 out of 200, passes Roggqvist and returns to P1… fights for position at every corner against Felix in the second McLaren

GREEN GREEN GREEN… The Indy 500 restarts, Pato O’Ward is P3, but Calum Ilot who didn’t stop will soon lose position.

Palu has already gone to the pits and changed the front corner as well as the tyre. Let’s see how that 10 Ganassi car continues to fare.

Complications in the pits: VK loses the car and hits Palu. VK is still on track but Alex was stopped on the pit exit. What a drama and what a mistake with the Dutch.

First Caution: Stingray Robs Against the Wall. The first yellow flag fell on lap 93. There will be a free pit stop.

Rosqvist and Pato won the first position in the Indy500, leading 91 of 200 laps. already in the middle of the race.

Duck O’Ward retook P1. Ferrucci moved to VeeKa and Santino is P3. The driver of AJ Foyt looks to break the rhythm of the race, setting up a tough one.

Felix Rosqvist takes the lead. Duck P2, it’s lap 79 of the 200.

Ferrucci passed Palu. Santino now P4. VK P4 is made. There were no yellow flags, the race has been very clean so far.

Pato attacked his teammate Rogqvist. Mexican P1 This is a lap of 70 out of 100.

Pato O’Ward went into the pits, and returned P4, but was immediately attacked by VeeKay and took P3.

Pato O’Ward P1, the Mexican has not pitted…

Again the pit closes. It was already Palo and Ferrucci, Pato O’Ward is P3

Pato O’Ward passes Rossi and the Mexican is now P4. There is already some traffic of cars that have missed the turn.

Palou, VK and Rosqvist survive. They are printing a tough rhythm, what will the rest of the top 10 do including Pato O’War?

McLaren goes to: Rosqvist P3, Rossi P4, Pato P5 and Kanaan P11. It may have been appropriate for Pato to attack Ferrucci so that he can continue to work with his teammates. In IndyCar, as in the oval, it is very important to work with other cars, that is, to work with the wind – slipstream, suck or bite wind.

The leaders have already stopped, let’s reorder: Palu P6 with VeeKay, Ferruci, Rosenqvist, Rossi and O’Ward… Power, Ericsson, Newgarden, Sato… in the top 10

Peto O’Ward, lap 32 is still on the track and attacks his teammate Alex Rossi on the position. McLarens 1-2-3 ahead…

Drama for Scott Dixon who had to go into the pits to fix the rear wing, there was something wrong with his wing that was vibrating; The pit began to close.

Palu returns to P1 and now Rosenqvist attacks VeeKay for P2. This is not the time to be aggressive, this is the time to calculate and in that mode is Pato O’Ward in the P7 too, calm, calculative, saving fuel…

VK is ahead again and Palu is second – the pair will take the lead in the first leg -. Pit stop expected for lap 28-30

Palau is back on the edge. In IndyCar, unlike F1, passing is easy and when they compete on ovals, it is even easier, which is why we will see a lot of passing.

Pato O’Ward is P7 while VeeKay gets P1 by passing Palou.

He made his Indy 500 debut

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Cars behind the pace car already in the formation lap…

IndyCar CEO Roger Penske gives the opening sentence: “Drivers, start your engines”, although Rahal’s engine did not start. Graham Rahal is in the running to replace Wilson, who was injured after colliding with the wall with Katherine Legge during practice.

The drivers get into their cars. Within minutes the “drivers, start your engines” will be given and then the formation lap will begin. There are 200 laps around the famous Indianapolis Oval.

This is its 107th edition indianapolis 500 mile, most important race indycar And one of the three that make up the Triple Crown of Motorsports –24 hours le mans And Monaco Grand Prix They accomplish feats.

mexican pilot duck o’wardteam’s Arrows McLaren, will start at the fifth position, in the middle of the second row. The man from Monterrey is the favorite among bookmakers to win the contest. he came second last year Marcus Ericsson Which is starting from 10th today.

starts from pole Alex the countrysideHeou, champion of the category in 2021. The young Spaniard achieved the best average pace a week ago and is now looking to stay in good shape to reach that defining final sprint of 25-20 laps.

Duck O’Ward is second in the championship, six points behind Alex Pallo.Getty Images

Not that everything else doesn’t matter: you have to know how to drive in traffic and stay in the top 10 – in a good position to reach the final sprint. You also have to manage strategy and adapt to the yellow flags that appear during the 200 laps of the competition.

“We have to try to control the race as much as possible, but without getting out too early by being too aggressive like last year. The lap we have to lead is the last one, hopefully we can do it. We know we have the car, the team and go for it. I’m looking forward to Sunday and leading the race at the green flag”, the Catalan believed.

“Well, we’ve worked on this for a long time, many weeks, many months. It’s a very long race, two hundred laps. You have to be there at the end and try to capitalize,” he agreed. Duck O’Ward.

“A lot of cars are on the same level, a lot of strong cars. It’s going to be a dogfight between the two.” Ganassi and we, but Penske will be there too, we cannot leave them out, nor Andrettisaid the duck.

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