The Indianapolis 500, one of the most prestigious and famous races in the world, will take place this Sunday.
One of the oldest events in the world that has been held since 1909, it lasts approximately three hours with a limit of 33 drivers, who will make an average of six pit stops throughout the race.
Drivers must complete 200 laps of the 2.5-mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at an average speed of 371 kilometers per hour.
On rainy days the race will be suspended or postponed, depending on weather conditions, and the laps of the single-seaters are counterclockwise.
The 106th edition of the race consists, as every year, of nine practice sessions. Year, of nine practice sessions that began on May 17, in addition to the qualifying sessions held on May 21 and 22.
One more on-track practice was held today, the last before the drivers take their positions for Sunday’s race to be held starting at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Kanaan at the front of the field
Chip Ganassi Racing’s veteran Brazilian driver Tony Kanaan will start from pole position on race day, alongside his teammate, Sweden’s Marcus Eriksson, on the front row of the starting grid.
Mexican driver Pato O’Ward, of Arrow McLaren SP, will start from eighth position, while Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya will start in 16th position, two places ahead of Brazilian Helio Castroneves, four-time winner of the race in 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2021, so he arrives as the defending champion of the race.