Indycar starting positions for Barber Motorsports Park
Tomorrow, they’ll drop the green flag on the first race of the 2021 Indycar Series season. Today, several rounds of qualifying are on deck for Barber Motorsports Park.
View the 2021 Indycar starting lineup for Barber Motorsports Park below.
F1 star Romain Grosjean and NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson are entering there debut for the NTT Indycar Series.
James Hinchcliffe locks up the wheels under braking and finds the barriers in round one Indycar qualifying. Jimmie Johnson’s goal was to not qualify last, he’s done that as he’s 11th of the 12 cars in group one.
Alex Palou has been fast all day. He’s fastest at the end of group 1.
Round 1 – Group 1 (Advancing) : Alex Palou (1:05.9032), Power, Newgarden, McLaughlin, Ericsson, Harvey.
Round 1 – Group 1 (Eliminated) : Jones, Pagenaud, Hunter-Reay, Sato, Johnson, Kellett.
Felix Rosenqvist set a time good enough to advance. However, he was involved in an incident. Per the rules, he will not be allowed to advance out of this round. Herta will take his spot.
Pato O’Ward used every inch of the track to take the top spot in Group 2. Grosjean advances to round two in his debut.
Round 1 – Group 2 (Advancing) : Pato O’Ward (1:06.06), Grosjean, Daly, Rossi, Dixon, Herta.
Round 1 – Group 2 (Eliminated) : VeeKay, Bourdais, Rahal, Chilton, Rosenqvist Hinchcliffe.
12 total cars have advanced into Round 2. The top 6 transfer.
Grosjean jumped to the top of the board early in round two. However, five more cars went faster than him toward the end of the session. Grosjean fails to advance into round three but he’ll start 7th tomorrow.
Pato O’Ward tops the times sheet following round two. He turned a 1:05.5019. That’s a track qualifying record at Barber.
Round 2 – (Advancing) : O’Ward, Power, Palou, Ericsson, Dixon, Rossi.
Round 2 – (Eliminated) : Grosjean, Newgarden, Herta, Daly, Harvey, McLaughlin.
Power and Rossi get on track early while the other four wait it out.
In the closing seconds of the session, Pato O’Ward jumps to the top of the Board. Pato O’Ward will start from the pole position at Barber Motorsports Park!
Barber Motorsports Park
NTT Indycar Series
April 18, 2021
Pos | Driver | Best Time in Final Round
1. Pato O’Ward
2. Alexander Rossi
3. Alex Palou
4. Will Power
5. Scott Dixon
6. Marcus Aricsson
7. Romain Grosjean
8. Josef Newgarden
9. Colton Herta
10. Conor Daly
11. Jack Harvey
12. Scott McLaughlin
13. Ed Jones
14. Rinus VeeKay
15. Simon Pagenaud
16. Sebastien Bourdais
17. Ryan Hunter-Reay
18. Graham Rahal
19. Takuma Sato
20. Max Chilton
21. Jimmie Johnson
22. Felix Rosenqvist
23. Dalton Kellett
24. James Hinchcliffe