Morning warmup times for Indy 500 Bump Day

Is Zak Brown calling the McLaren Board members to let them know the mighty McLaren team might not be good enough to qualify for the Indy 500?
A worried Zak Brown

Things do not look good for the hapless McLaren IndyCar team after Fernando Alonso was 5th quick (last) before the rains hit the Indy track this morning.

Alonso had to cut short his runs after trying a new setup that resulted in the car bottoming out on the track. Clearly the McLaren team is lost and there is a very good chance they and Alonso are not going to be fast enough to qualify for the Indy 500 unless they pull a rabbit out of their hat.


Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap FL Laps FSpeed Engine Team
1 5T James Hinchcliffe 39.452 –.—- –.—- 3 12 228.125 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
2 24 Sage Karam 39.459 0.0073 0.0073 4 7 228.083 Chevy Dreyer and Reinbold Racing
3 59 Max Chilton 39.577 0.1251 0.1178 7 11 227.404 Chevy Carlin
4 31 Patricio O'Ward 39.868 0.4158 0.2907 7 9 225.746 Chevy Carlin
5 66 Fernando Alonso 40.907 1.4554 1.0396 2 6 220.009 Chevy McLaren Racing
Alonso arrives late to practice

Alonso arrives late to practice McLaren engineers choking Is Brown calling Andretti for help?

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