Fernando Alonso says that he is not feeling that much pressure ahead of this weekend's Indy 500 qualifying session. Qualifying for the event works differently from Formula 1, with the process being spread across two days.
In yesterday's 'Fast Friday', the final practice session before qualifying, Alonso set the fourth fastest time, indicating that he has a legitimate shot at a high finish in both qualifying and the race. The Spaniard said that he isn't feeling that much pressure.
"It's going to be interesting to see what trim configuration the team decides is optimum," he said. "We will see the conditions, how they are and how much we can push in terms of trimming the car.
"It's all about doing a good four laps, hopefully [finish] in the first nine and wait for Sunday for the final classification. It's another day, for me it's another learning day, with not much pressure for [Saturday]."
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing