Power breaks IndyCar record ahead of title showdown

Will Power took a massive step toward becoming the 2022 IndyCar champion after claiming pole for the season finale

-

Penske’s Will Power, put one hand on the 2022 IndyCar title after he claimed pole for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. By doing so the Australian also beat Mario Andretti’s all-time record, with the pair tied on 67 pole positions heading into this race.

On a day that could prove to be pivotal in determining the outcome of the 2022 IndyCar season, Power put himself in the best position possible to claim the second IndyCar championship of his career. While the Australian will start from the front of the pack and claim an extra point for pole, his rivals will have their work cut out for them as Scott McLaughlin will start eighth, Marcus Ericsson will start 10th, while Power’s closest rivals Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden will start 13th and 25th respectively.

“It’s such a big day tomorrow that I can’t celebrate much because I’ve got to be so focused on tomorrow,” Power said.

“Tremendous milestone. To be out there with an iconic guy like Mario is amazing. When I think about the era he raced in, how dangerous it was, and how much more of a risk it was, it just blows my mind I’m there with Mario.”

Andretti expected record would be broken

The IndyCar legend and former Formula 1 championship was happy for Power and stated he knew the record would be broken at some point.

Will Power and Mario Andretti – Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey – By: Chris Owens

“Awesome. I know how much I loved qualifying, and I can see he’s the same,” Andretti commented.

“Trying to reach and trying to do the lap you know you cannot repeat. That’s what puts you on pole. It (losing record) was coming. It’s beautiful. It’s great for the series and the sport. Records are made to be broken, and it’s with a good man.”

While the championship contenders struggled, Power will still have to stay focused as a group of hungry drivers looking to end their seasons strongly starts directly behind him.

Callum Illot will join Power on the front row, with Alexander Rossi and Romain Grosjean starting behind them. Last year’s champion Alex Palou will start fifth, with the Spaniard’s reign as champion coming to an end.

Rahul Sharanhttps://total-motorsport.com
Motorsport journalist for Total-Motorsport.com
- Advertisment -

LATEST NEWS

Charles Leclerc not happy as Ferrari star explains Lando Norris collision

0
Charles Leclerc was not happy with the pace of his Ferrari car after a below-par Saturday which began with...

Esteban Ocon declares he is F1’s ‘purest driver’ in new Alpine jibe

0
Esteban Ocon has boldly described himself as the "purest driver" in Formula 1 and aimed a subtle dig at...

George Russell outlines Mercedes strategy to winning 2024 Spanish GP

0
George Russell targets superior tyre degradation as the key for Mercedes to win the 2024 Spanish GP as the...

How Many Pole Positions Does Lando Norris Have?

0
Lando Norris, the talented British driver for McLaren in Formula 1, has secured two pole positions in his career...

Carlos Sainz explains worrying Ferrari revelation in Spanish GP qualifying

0
Carlos Sainz revealed he conceded the fight for pole position at the 2024 Spanish GP before it had even...

Lewis Hamilton reveals Mercedes issue that almost spelt disaster in Spanish GP qualifying

0
Lewis Hamilton explained a problem with his tyre blankets was to blame for his initial struggles in qualifying for...

F1 Spanish GP Starting Grid 2024

0
Lando Norris is first on the 2024 Spanish GP starting grid after an intense qualifying session, where he edged...

Can McLaren win 2024 Spanish GP? Lando Norris reveals the secret

0
Can Lando Norris and McLaren win the 2024 Spanish GP? That’s the question on everyone’s lips after they stunned...

Lando Norris stuns Verstappen to seal Spanish GP pole position

0
McLaren driver Lando Norris secured pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix 2024 after pipping Red Bull star Max...

F1 2024 Spanish GP – Qualifying Results

0
As the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix race weekend continues, Lando Norris of McLaren set the fastest time in the...
- Advertisment -
Exit mobile version