The first Lotus got on the track Thursday, reaching a top speed of only 186.387 mph. For Jean Alesi, who last drove a Formula One car in 2001, the 18 laps were his first on an oval track.
Alesi avoided a late-afternoon media interview, but a spokesman for his team, Fan Force United, said the 47-year-old Frenchman was too busy to talk. Hopefully he did not scare himself silly out there and soil his underwear.
|Rank||Car Driver Name||C/E/T||Time||Speed||Diff||Gap||Best Lap||Total Laps|
|1||19 Jakes, James (R)||D/H/F||00:41.2338||218.268||–.—-||–.—-||65||77|
|2||39 Clauson, Bryan (R)||D/H/F||00:41.4659||217.046||0.2321||0.2321||42||54|
|3||67 Newgarden, Josef (R)||D/H/F||00:41.5564||216.573||0.3226||0.0905||39||47|
|4||8 Barrichello, Rubens (R)||D/C/F||00:42.0397||214.083||0.8059||0.4833||81||83|
|5||77 Pagenaud, Simon (R)||D/H/F||00:42.0452||214.055||0.8114||0.0055||89||93|
|6||30 Jourdain, Michel||D/H/F||00:42.1284||213.633||0.8946||0.0832||71||73|
|7||41 Cunningham, Wade (R)||D/H/F||00:42.7923||210.318||1.5585||0.6639||45||57|
|8||64 Alesi, Jean (R)||D/L/F||00:48.2866||186.387||7.0528||5.4943||18||18|