stunning from alonso, 231.3mph & he just kept getting faster bar last lap. You wouldnt believe he only went on oval 3 weeks ago
But With last winner rossi, 2012 shouldve won Hildebrand. Scott dixon & dark horse carpentier. I thought alonso could get beaten. But impressed because 3 of the laps were so simlair to rossi just 1st lap that let him down
Not surprised by Dixon's pole. His time was very impressive yesterday considering he achieved it at a time when the track was green after the downpour that'd washed off any rubber on the track earlier in the day.
Scott dixon there doing what Scott dixon does there, shame he never got an F1 chance because he is as good as there is open wheel in the states
Alonso 5th & arguabley on single laps 3rd most consistant as Sato & carpenter really only above because of the 1 232 lap. As both 3rd & 4th laps were slower than alonso. Surely Exceeds all expectations alonso had for indy 500
He's been continually stressing that his priority remains Formula One for the foreseeable future but after this week and the ever-present smile on his face I wonder just how hooked he's become on indy racing...
Great day to be a Kiwi and an Alonso fan.....Scotty on pole and the whole family there to celebrate with him and Fernando off the middle of row two. Family means everything to Alonso, I'm sure he would have loved seeing Dixon's wife Emma and their two little girls waiting for him in pit lane after his pole run, you just don't see that closeness in F1.
I wonder too as he can challenge for victory in indycar & also have the freedom to combine a WEC program. I know Indycar would snap your hand off for him. For alonso he's got to think does he want a to battle for few pts in F1 or wins in indycar. As hes proving he still good enough when given equipment
As that fast 9 was the 1st time probally 4/5 yrs maybe longer that hes challenged for pole
Blimey. Dixon's day quickly turned from elation to fright yesterday. He along with his wife and Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint last night just half a mile from the circuit while ordering dinner at a drive-thru joint by a couple of teenaged attackers who pointed a gun at Scott's head and made off with Mrs dixon's wallet.
The pair were later caught but that's bound to put a bit of a crimp on your day though...