IndyCar »

Alabama - Starting grid

Helio Castroneves and James Hinchcliffe line up on the front row for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park ahead of Scott Dixon and Mike Conway.
Chevrolet cars once again came out on top in qualifying for Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, but it wasn't quite the whitewash that had been seen in St Petersburg a week ago.

Penske's Helio Castroneves and Andretti Autosport's James Hinchcliffe made it an all-Chevy front row, but that was balanced by an all-Honda second row with Mike Conway excelling for AJ Foyt Racing finishing just behind Ganassi's Scott Dixon.

An eventful qualifying session saw a shock early elimination for Dario Franchitti and for Rubens Barrichello who was struggling with a lack of track time, while Will Power got caught out by a red flag triggered by Ryan Hunter-Rear in round 2. One of Power's Penske team mates Ryan Briscoe also fell in round 2 because of technical problems.

Starting grid

1. Helio Castroneves Penske-Chevrolet 117.485mph 1:10.477s
2. James Hinchcliffe Andretti-Chevrolet 117.41mph 1:10.522s
3. Scott Dixon Ganassi-Honda 117.398mph 1:10.529s
4. Mike Conway AJ Foyt-Honda 116.819mph 1:10.879s
5. JR Hildebrand Panther-Chevrolet 116.495mph 1:11.076s
6. Tony Kanaan KV Racing-Chevrolet 116.009mph 1:11.374s

Round 2:
7. EJ Viso KV Racing-Chevrolet 115.763mph 1:11.526s
8. Graham Rahal Ganassi-Honda 115.668mph 1:11.584s
9. Will Power Penske-Chevrolet 114.984mph 1:12.010s
10. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt-Hamilton-Honda 111.464mph 1:14.284s
11. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti-Chevrolet No time
12. Ryan Briscoe Penske-Chevrolet No time

Round 1:
13. Marco Andretti Andretti-Chevrolet 117.195mph 1:10.651s
14. Rubens Barrichello KV Racing-Chevrolet 117.336mph 1:10.566s
15. Josef Newgarden SFHR-Honda 117.139mph 1:10.685s
16. Takuma Sato RLL-Honda 117.262mph 1:10.611s
17. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon-Lotus 117.072mph 1:10.726s
18. Dario Franchitti Ganassi-Honda 117.156mph 1:10.675s
19. Justin Wilson Dale Coyne-Honda 115.719mph 1:11.552s
20. James Jakes Dale Coyne-Honda 117.028mph 1:10.753s
21. Simona de Silvestro HVM-Lotus 115.688mph 1:11.572s
22. Charlie Kimball Ganassi-Honda 116.032mph 1:11.359s
23. Alex Tagliani BHA-Lotus 114.084mph 1:12.578s
24. Ed Carpenter ECR-Chevrolet 115.213mph 1:11.867s
25. Katherine Legge Dragon-Lotus 112.43mph 1:13.646s
26. Oriol Servia Dreyer & Reinbold-Lotus 112.907mph 1:13.335s *

* includes ten-place grid penalty for engine change



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Helio Castroneves faces the media after Friday Practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 20. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Takuma Sato exits Turn 11 during qualifications for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The helmet and gloves of Helio Castroneves following qualifications for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden climbs from his wounded machine during qualifications for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power affixes the Verizon P1 Award emblem after winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power with the Verizon P1 Award flag after winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power accepts the Verizon P1 Award from Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead after winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power wins the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Hello Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Friday, May 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit, the first of two IndyCar races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Castroneves` teammate, Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, captured the pole. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Friday, May 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit, the first of two IndyCar races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Power`s teammate, Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, was second-fastest and will start in the front row with Power. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Friday, May 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit, the first of two IndyCar races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Power`s teammate, Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, was second-fastest and will start in the front row with Power. (Photo by Ernie Masche/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Friday, May 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit, the first of two IndyCar races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Power`s teammate, Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, was second-fastest and will start in the front row with Power. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevy Racing)
Will Power on course during practice for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud and Tony Kanaan enter Turn 7 during practice for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan on course during practice for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan apexes Turn 7 during practice for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan apexes Turn 7 during practice for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2015 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.