Will Power leads on the second day and Alonso swells to roll with traffic


a Lot of activity on the track on the second day of free practice for the Indianapolis 500. In total, the 32 drivers that have been driving this Tuesday have completed 2.406 laps, an average of 75 each, and up to three riders have reached the 100 laps, the equivalent to the half of the race. The fastest of them all has been the australian Will Power, which ended the front with a record of 224.656 mph (40.061 seconds) ahead of his team-mate Hélio Castroneves, who also went to the 224 mph.

The weather conditions today, with a time sunny and windy, have been prevented from reaching the 226 miles per hour Monday, but it has not stopped the pilots from shooting in groups, taking advantage of the slipstream of other riders, as preparation for the race. In total, up to 10 pilots have reached 223 miles per hour on average, to the surprise of the presence of the colombian Gabby Chaves in third place with Harding Racing, a rookie team. However, no one rolled more than Fernando Alonso. Having overcome the problems in the rear suspension that limited his shooting yesterday, the Spanish rider completed a total of 117 laps, having their first experiences with traffic and rebufos, first with their team-mates and then in general.

The pilot Andretti had some problems in the final minutes to keep the pace of the others. His best average, in fact, it was not extraordinary. The spaniard ended up in the vigesimocuarta position with an average of 221.029 mph (40.718 seconds), obtained in the first hours of the session, to focus a lot of your day in the career plan. A little further ahead, was Oriol Serviá it took almost two hours to get out to the track. The Catalan driver completed without problems the programme for the day and gave 65 laps. His best time, a 221.921 (40.555 seconds), places him in the position 16.


Today, the organization has begun to show the speeds that the riders have achieved in the turns without slipstream. Although it is the least significant of what will be in next few days, is a measure that begins to give a slight idea of how the cars for qualifying. This particular table of times has been led by Ed Carpenter, poleman, 2013 and 2014, which marked a 222.842 (40.387 seconds) inalcanazable for his nearest rival, Charlie Kimball (221.208). In this section, without rebufos, Alonso has obtained the fourteenth best speed with a lap in 219.460 (41.009 seconds), while Servià occupies the 21st position with a 218.478.

For the second consecutive day, free passed cleanly without incident of note, and all cautions were produced for the inspection of track or collection of remains. Three pilots, however, had various problems. The canadian James Hinchcliffe he suffered an electrical problem nothing more to go out to the track and took several hours to get back. For his part, the rookie Jack Harvey he managed at last to overcome the Rookie Orientation Program, not without many difficulties, because his car could not achieve the speeds desired, having to test the car Marco Andretti to find the problem. Finally, Mikhail Aleshin had a touch more attached to what is recommended with the wall of the curve 2, in which he left the imprint of his tire. Morning, more, at the same time (18:00 in Spain).