It comes down to Sunday’s run for Fernando Alonso to qualify for the Indy 500 after he missed a guaranteed spot on Saturday. Fernando made five attempts to get into the top 30 but his McLaren Racing Chevrolet fell short.
He’ll have another chance to make the 33-car field on Sunday in a six-car shootout and amongst those six, he was the quickest so that may bode well for the F1 champ. He was running inside the top 30 but was bumped by JR Hildebrand and Graham Rahal.
Saturday solidified positions 10-30 and the top nine fastest will return Sunday to decide pole position for this year’s Indy 500. So far, Spencer Pigot looked quickest with a 230.083 mph lap.
Alonso had a wicked crash on Wednesday and his 227.224 mph wasn’t enough on Saturday. Fernando said they’ve been running poorly all week. He said the team have been slow at everything compared to others including rebuilding wrecked cars.