Practices Complete

The two practice sessions before today’s qualifying session are complete. In the Fast 12 practice, Rinus Veekay had what seemed to be an engine issue after turning a lap at 234.801 mph. It turned out to be a turbocharger problem.

Marcus Ericsson led the Fast 12 practie with alap of 235.692. Alwx palou, Takuma Sato, and Benjamin pedersen also had laps at 235 mph. Felix Rosenqvist was the slowest oif the greoup at 233.733 mph. Tony Kanaan did not participate in the session.

In the Last Chance practice, Christian Lundgaard was quickest qt 231.075 mph, followed by Graham Rahal and Sting Ray Robb. Both drivers were above 230 mph. Jack Harvey was slowest of the group with a lap of 230.423.

I walked around the garages this morning. The mood difference between the Foyt garage and the Rahal garages was striking. Foyt’s area was full of exuberance. Santino Ferrucci signed autographs and took pictures with fans.

In the Rahal garages the crew quietly went about their work, yet still took time to talk to fans. There was aq tone of calm urgency.