Patricio O’Ward will start fifth at the Indianapolis GP – El Financiero

The Mexican Patrick O’Wardfrom Arrow McLaren placed fifth at the end of qualifying IndyCar GP of Indianapolisso they will be in this position for the race that will take place this Saturday, May 14 at the circuit.

A ‘seem’ rating

those of McLaren they managed to stand out in the first laps of the circuit and were the ones who began to set the pace; precisely, the pilot from Monterrey set the first best time of the competition by stopping the stopwatch at 1′:10.2349′’a situation that would take him to the first position as in the previous ones this Friday.

For its part, Alex Palouone of his strongest rivals and current champion in his category, placed fourth with a lap of 1′:11.8383″.

Everything seemed under control O’Ward and his partner, the Swedish Felix Rosenqvist. However, three minutes from the end of the competition, the Mexican was overtaken by Alex Palou, who recorded a time of 1 ′: 09.8090 ′ ‘and went towards the first position, leaving the Mexican to fifth place, a place from which he he couldn’t get out.

And since this race can be based on ‘appearance’, when everything indicated that the Spaniard would stay on pole, the Australian Will Power he came with his ‘power’ to take the pole with a time of 1:09.7664.

‘Duck’ O’Ward and the 2022 IndyCar Series

With a race won this season (the Alabama Grand Prix), the young man from Nuevo León is currently in fifth place in the ranking of pilots, headed by Palou. Currently, the Positions table is found as follows:

  • Alex Palou Montalbo: 144 points
  • Scott McLaughlin: 141 pounds
  • Joseph Newgarden: 135 points
  • Will Power: 134 puntos
  • Patrick O’Ward: 114 points
  • Scott Dixon: 113 points
  • Rinus VeeKay: 106 puntos
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Who is Patrick O’Ward?

Patricio O’Ward Junco, 22, began his career in motor sports in the category of karting in 2005. The pilot from Monterrey maintained his participation at this level until 2012; During that period he won several championships both in Mexico and the United States.

Starting in 2013, O’Ward had significant advancement in other championships such as the Latam formula 2000, the Formula Renault 1.6 of Northern Europe and the Formula 2000 Pacific.

It should be noted that Pato’ O’Ward, at just 17 years old, became the youngest driver to win the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

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