Qualification Round 1, Group 2 results

Power, Bourdais, Franchitti, Wilson, Hinchcliffe and Pagenaud were the top 6 qualifiers in the second group in Round 1. Briscoe, Castroneves, Servian, Andretti and Viso each failed to advance, as was the case with Hildebrand, who didn’t participate in this session due to damage from an accident in the previous practice session.

Simon Pagenaud and Sebastien Bourdais each had a brush with the wall in the same spot that ended Rahal’s attempt in the previous session – the “new" chicane constructed earlier today. There is a lot to be gained from hitting the chicane as aggressively as possible, even though there is railroad tracks at the exit of the chicane. It is questionable whether either of those drivers will be able to participate in Round 2 – certainly Pagenaud is doubtful.

Tim Wohlford, reporting from BALTIMORE!!

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