- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Grid: Indepth

Countries represented: (13)

(9) United States
(8) Brazil
(4) Britain
(2) Australia
(2) Japan
(1) Belgium
(1) Canada
(1) Columbia
(1) New Zealand
(1) Scotland
(1) South Africa
(1) Switzerland
(1) Venezuela

Teams: (18)

(5) Andretti
(4) DRR
(3) KVRT
(3) Penske
(2) Conquest
(2) dFDR
(2) FAAZT
(2) Ganassi
(1) BHA
(1) Coyne
(1) Fisher
(1) Foyt
(1) NHR
(1) Panther
(1) RLR
(1) SSM/Ganassi
(1) TSGW/HVM
(1) Vision/Panther

-A record breaking 4 Woman in the Indianapolis 500: Danica Patrick, Sarah Fisher, Simona De Silvestro (R), Ana Beatriz (R)

-3 family combinations qualified: Ma. Andretti/Mi. Andretti, E. Carpenter/T. George, G. Rahal/B. Rahal

-The only driver of the 4 KV Racing Technology entries not to put their car into the wall during the Month, Paul Tracy, was the only KVRT car not to qualify

-10 teams had a driver with a higher qualifying position then Andretti Autosport's highest driver, Marco Andretti 16th (Penske, Ganassi, FAZZT, RLR, Panther/Vision, NHR, SSM, DRR, dFDR, KVRT)

-The 10th row (J. Andretti, S. Fisher, V. Meira) has the most '500' starts (28).

-6 rookies: Beatriz, De Silvestro, Romancini, Baguette, Saavedra, Sato

-4 previous winners: Dixon, Castroneves, Franchitti, Wheldon

-Oldest driver: Davey Hamilton, 47

-Youngest driver: Sebastia Saavedra, 19

-9 former Firestone Indy Lights drivers: M. Andretti, Carpenter, Beatriz, Mutoh, Lloyd, Romancini, Saavedra, Matos, Rahal

-3 'T' cars qualified (Franchitti, Viso, Kanaan)

-4 Non qualifiers: #15 Tracy, #66 Howard, #41 Foyt/Lazier, #18 Duno

-10 qualifying bumps

-8 failed qualifying attempts

-11 qualifying withdraws

-17 qualifying wave offs

-Average speed 224.974 (5th fastest in history)

5 comments:

  1. Actually, there are 5 Brits in the field: Conway, Wilson, Wheldon, Bell and Lloyd, and only 8 Americans: 2 Andrettis, RHR, Danica, Hamilton, Rahal, Carpenter, and Fisher.

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  2. Technically Scotland is part of Britain, I don't know why the IICS recognizes Dario's Scottish heritage but not the "British" drivers English heritage.

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  3. I can't understand why Scotland is considered a separate country - it isn't. "Britain" means the entire island. England is the bit below Hadrian's wall.

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