Pacesetter from observe Alexander Rossi initially grabbed provisional pole within the prime six shootout with a 1m10.6775s, however Rosenqvist, who solely did a sighting lap on his first run, then sat within the pits till the ultimate three minutes of the session to choose his alternative.
He emerged on the softest compound tyre to supply a 1m10.2265s lap, over 1 / 4 second higher than his closest opposition Rossi, and zero.38s sooner than team-mate Pato O’Ward.
Will Power led the Penske cost in fourth, simply zero.0744s forward of the returning Josef Newgarden who was cleared to race within the Indy Grand Prix after being checked over by the IndyCar medical workforce after collapsing after the Iowa race weekend, as Christian Lundgaard accomplished the highest six for Rahal Letterman Lanigan.
Catastrophe struck championship chief Marcus Ericsson within the first spherical of qualifying in group two, when he was requested by his engineer to close down his automobile as they noticed information that they didn’t like throughout his out-lap.
That introduced out the crimson flag, and underneath IndyCar qualifying guidelines it triggered the cancellation of his two finest laps, and consigned him to the again of the grid.
Felix Rosenqvist, Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, Marcus Ericsson, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Picture by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images
Drama adopted in Q2 of qualifying when Alex Palou, who faces a lawsuit from his personal Chip Ganassi Racing squad within the fallout from agreeing to signal for McLaren Racing in 2023, missed out on making the highest six by zero.027s, that means he’ll line up in seventh place.
Rinus VeeKay additionally simply missed out in Q2 and can begin in eighth place for Ed Carpenter Racing, forward of Andretti’s Colton Herta, as Conor Daly rounded out the highest 10 for the sister Ed Carpenter entry. David Malukas (Dale Coyne Racing) and Simon Pagenaud (Meyer Shank Racing) will begin in 11th and 12th respectively.
One other title contender in Scott Dixon additionally struggled in qualifying, as he didn’t discover a clear lap in the identical Q1 group as Ericsson, and dropped out in 10th place in that stage of qualifying. The Chip Ganassi driver will line up on the grid in 20th place.