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De Silvestro tries her hands in practice

The five-hour qualifying session will set the grid order of the cars from 10 through 24, while the top nine are scheduled to go through to a 90 minute shootout to determine pole position and the front three rows of the starting grid, meaning their earlier times are deleted and they start afresh with at least one further qualification attempt.

However there is a big question mark over the weather at Indianapolis, with showers forecast, potentially heavy and even thunderous. In the event that rain prevents the top nine shootout then the grid order is taken from the earlier fine-hour session instead.

If the whole of Pole Day were to be a washout - which seems unlikely at this point - then qualifying would move to Sunday with all positions up for grabs, and no pole shootout.

Qualifying run order

1. #34 - Sebastian Saavedra
2. #83 - Charlie Kimball
3. #98 - Dan Wheldon
4. #77 - Alex Tagliani
5. #5T - Takuma Sato
6. #18 - James Jakes
7. #30 - Bertrand Baguette
8. #57 - TBA
9. #06 - James Hinchcliffe
10. #38 - Graham Rahal
11. #4 - JR Hildebrand
12. #28T - Ryan Hunter-Reay
13. #6 - Ryan Briscoe
14. #8 - Ho-Pin Tung
15. #26T - Marco Andretti
16. #12 - Will Power
17. #34T - Sebastian Saavedra
18. #11 - Davey Hamilton
19. #18T - James Jakes
20. #36 - Pippa Mann
21. #12T - Will Power
22. #3T - Helio Castroneves
23. #23 - Paul Tracy
24. #24T - Ana Beatriz
25. #27T - Mike Conway
26. #11T - Davey Hamilton
27. #67T - Ed Carpenter
28. #30T - Bertrand Baguette
29. #07 - Tomas Scheckter
30. #88 - Jay Howard
31. #82T - Tony Kanaan
32. #44T - Buddy Rice
33. #17T - Raphael Matos
34. #6T - Ryan Briscoe
35. #26 - Marco Andretti
36. #22T - Justin Wilson
37. #44 - Buddy Rice
38. #98T - Dan Wheldon
39. #7T - Danica Patrick
40. #41 - Bruno Junqueira
41. #19 - Alex Lloyd
42. #28 - Ryan Hunter-Reay
43. #83T - Charlie Kimball
44. #17 - Raphael Matos
45. #59 - E.J. Viso
46. #99 - Townsend Bell
47. #14 - Vitor Meira
48. #06T - James Hinchcliffe
49. #22 - Justin Wilson
50. #27 - Mike Conway
51. #59T - E.J. Viso
52. #2T - Oriol Servia
53. #3 - Helio Castroneves
54. #07T - Tomas Scheckter
55. #10T - Dario Franchitti
56. #5 - Takuma Sato
57. #9 - Scott Dixon
58. #78T - Simona De Silvestro
59. #14T - Vitor Meira
60. #43 - John Andretti
61. #41T - Bruno Junqueira
62. #2 - Oriol Servia
63. #24 - Ana Beatriz
64. #77T - Alex Tagliani
65. #20 - Scott Speed
66. #9T - Scott Dixon
67. #23T - Paul Tracy
68. #36T - Pippa Mann
69. #82 - Tony Kanaan
70. #99T - Townsend Bell
71. #88T - Jay Howard
72. #43T - John Andretti
73. #67 - Ed Carpenter
74. #7 - Danica Patrick
75. #38T - Graham Rahal
76. #10 - Dario Franchitti
77. #4T - JR Hildebrand
78. #19T - Alex Lloyd

For the pole shoot-out, the order is set with the slowest of the nine going first, then the next slowest, and so forth.




Related Pictures

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Simona de Silvestro returns to pit lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after being treated in hospital for burns to both hands, following a practice crash on Thursday, May 19. [Picture credit: Mike Harding for IndyCar Media]
Simona de Silvestro talks with the press about her Thursday practice crash and the injuries which kept her out of Friday`s session. [Picture credit: Brian Simpson for IndyCar Media]
Simona de Silvestro prepares her injured hands ahead of taking part in Saturday morning practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Pole Day - Saturday, May 21. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Injured Simona de Silvestro prepares to return to the HVM car for Saturday morning practice ahead of Pole Day qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 21. [Picture credit: Mike Harding for IndyCar Media]
Ryan Briscoe (left), driver of the #8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, talks with teammate Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, during qualifying Friday, July 11, 2014 for Saturday`s race at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Briscoe qualified fourth, Kanaan second and teammate Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 won the pole. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates winning the pole Friday, July 11, 2014 for Saturday`s race at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Dixon will start in the front row with teammate Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, who qualified second. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 wins the pole Friday, July 11, 2014 for Saturday`s race at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Dixon will start in the front row with teammate Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, who qualified second. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
The eyes of Scott Dixon look down track prior to practice for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon on course during practice for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates taking pole position for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on Friday July 12 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay sits in his car during a rain delay at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay waits on pitlane prior to practice at Pocono Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay with an early pit stop during the Pocono INDYCAR 500 (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)

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