Just Past Mid Day Update

Felix Rosenqvis.

t’s car was back on pit road. They are using an asymmetrical front wing setup with the Gurney flap only on the left side.

Carlin could be in some difficulty after Pato O”Ward’s heavy crash at 12:17 this morning. O’Ward was cleared to drive at the infield medical center. I spoke to Trevor Carlin who said they have another chassis. I’m not sure where that is coming from.


O’Ward got a little airborne but didn’t flip over. The holes cut in the floor likely prevented that.  He still slid on two wheels before the car stopped upright.

As of 2:30 pm, Ed Jones, Takuma Sato, and Sebastien Bourdais have the day’s top speeds. Jones’ best lap was 227.843.  He is also first on the no tow rankings. Spencer Pigot and Ed Carpenter are in the top ten, at 5th and 7th. All three ECR cars have consistently been in the top ten this week.

NBC continues to show clips of really bad crashes.  I hope this is not  something planned for the broadcast this weekend and Race Day.

The video boards have not been on today.  I am trying to discover the reason.

A yellow was thrown at 3:10 for Pippa Mann requesting a two in. The car slowly returned to the pits on its own.

Fernando Alonso should be on track by 4 pm. His repaired or rebuilt back up car is in the gararge area.

Pit Lane Parley

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