A 10 a.m. (ET) Verizon IndyCar Series practice session May 9 precedes the three rounds of qualifications to set the starting grid for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10 (3:30 p.m. ET on ABC).
Qualifications at 2 p.m. include the Firestone Fast Six -- a 10-minute shootout on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course -- to determine the Verizon P1 Award winner. The 82-lap race will feature the second standing start of the season. Anatomy of a standing start
Live streaming video with the IMS Radio Network broadcast (Paul Page is the chief announcer) complements real-time Timing & Scoring on www.indycar.com and the INDYCAR 14 app.
Click it: Segment 1 qualifying groups
The qualifying procedure used at all Verizon IndyCar Series road/street course events:
All cars shall participate in one of the two groups for 10 minutes per group inclusive of full-course yellow conditions, with six cars posting best lap times from each group advancing to Segment 2. Group 2 will begin 5 minutes checkered flag after Group 1.
Cars not advancing to Segment 2 will fill positions 13 through the end of the starting field to be ranked in order of best lap time as follows: Group 1 shall occupy the odd-numbered positions beginning with 13 and Group 2 will occupy the even-numbered positions beginning with 14.
Consists of 10-minute, 12-car qualifying group inclusive of full-course yellow conditions, with all times from Segment 1 having been voided. Six cars posting best lap times advance to Segment 3 (Firestone Fast Six).
Cars not advancing to Segment 3 will fill positions 7-12 to be ranked in order of time.
Segment 3 (Firestone Fast Six)
Consists of one 10-minute, six-car qualifying group, of which five minutes is guaranteed green condition time, with all times from Segment 2 voided. Session shall begin 10 minutes after checkered flag of Segment 2. Firestone Fast Six shall determine the Verizon P1 Award winner and the first three rows.
Circuit: 2.439-miles, 14 turns (five left, nine right)
Verizon P1 Award winners and race finish this season:
St. Petersburg – Takuma Sato, No. 14 ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Racing; finished seventh
Long Beach – Ryan Hunter-Reay, No. 28 DHL/Andretti Autosport; finished 21st
Barber Motorsports Park – Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske; finished fifth