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"Not much pressure" on Alonso for qualifying

  • Published on 20 May 2017 10:48
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

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]."

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • No, experience on ovals, totally different cars, new world, 4th is nothing short of spectacular.........but if ya haven't got sky, where can it be watched?

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    • May 20 2017 - 12:30
    • Don't think its on sky.. BT Sport or ESPN

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      • May 20 2017 - 17:29
    • Yeah, unless they stream it on Youtube, like Blancpain and Super GT, then it'll likely be ESPN or BT:

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      • May 20 2017 - 19:42
  • Carman

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    It will be streamed live on the indycar website. racecontrol.indycar.com/

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    • May 20 2017 - 21:35

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