Who is going to win the pole this weekend for the May 27th 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500?
What other two drivers will sit alongside the pole winner on the front row?
In a quick poll of several members of the NBC Sports’ motorsports team, Will Power is the unanimous pick to win the pole for the Greatest Spectacle In Racing.
But who will flank Power on the front row brings about a number of different drivers as our picks.
Here’s how we see qualifying going this weekend:
Leigh Diffey: Will Power wins pole. Also on front row: Marco Andretti and James Hinchcliffe.
Townsend Bell: Will Power wins pole. Also on front row: Helio Castroneves and Josef Newgarden.
Jerry Bonkowski: Will Power wins pole. Also on front row: Marco Andretti and Simon Pagenaud.
Kyle Lavigne: Will Power wins pole. Also on front row: Ed Carpenter and Sebastien Bourdais.
Who are YOU picking? Leave a comment with your picks.
Overshadowed by a horrific crash involving Sophia Floersch was the fact that 19-year-old Dan Ticktum dominated and won the Macau Grand Prix – a victory that puts him closer to earning the superlicence required to allow him to race with Formula 1, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Ticktum won Macau’s qualification race as well as the Grand Prix, starting first in both events. For his victories, he earned 10 points, which combined with 25 for his runner-up finish in the European F3 Championship leaves him just five below the 40 needed for the license.
This was Ticktum’s second Macau Grand Prix victory.
“It was a dominant performance that I was preparing for,” Ticktum said on his web site. “I don’t think I’ve ever prepared as hard as I did for this race and it all worked out. In the final race a lot of variables were thrown at me but I handled them.”
On his way to victory lane, Ticktum had to survive several restarts including the lengthy red flag period following Floersch’s accident to repair the barrier.
“I can’t count how many safety car restarts we had to do,” Ticktum said. “It puts a lot of pressure on a driver here with such a long run down to the first corner. I can’t remember a weekend when I’ve put it all together so well.
“The car was absolutely perfect all weekend, it was so good and I can’t thank Motopark enough for that. I’ve never been so involved in the set-up, felt so at one with the car as I did this weekend.”