Indianapolis 500 entry list released
IndyCar has officially released a 35-car entry list for this year’s Indianapolis 500, though there is doubt over one entry after Pietro Fittipaldi suffered suspected broken legs in World Endurance Championship qualifying at Spa.
With grid capacity set at 33 cars, there is set to be a return to bumping to determine exactly who will start the race for the first time since 2011.
The entry list features two Australians, namely 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power and James Davison, the latter of whom will compete in a one-off entry prepared by AJ Foyt Racing.
Power is part of an expanded four-car Team Penske line-up, with Helio Castroneves back in IndyCar for the Indianapolis road course race next weekend and the 500.
Chip Ganassi Racing remains at two cars for Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner, and Ed Jones.
Dixon is one of six Indianapolis 500 winners in the field, the others being Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, and Takuma Sato.
There is a question mark over the #19 Dale Coyne Racing entry after IndyCar rookie Fittipaldi suffered suspected broken legs in a crash during qualifying for this weekend’s WEC season-opener at Spa-Francorchamps (See video below).
The Brazilian lost control of the DragonSpeed LMP1 and took a heavy front-on hit with the wall at Eau Rouge.
“The driver, who was conscious at all times, was attended immediately by the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Medical Service and FIA Medical Delegate Jacque Tropenat, extracted from the car and taken by helicopter to the hospital with suspected fractures to both legs,” read a statement from the FIA.
“He is accompanied by the DragonSpeed Team Manager and his condition is not life-threatening. As soon as more information is available it will be communicated.”
The IndyCar Grand Prix, on the Indianapolis road course, takes place form May 11-12 before practice for the Indianapolis 500 begins on Tuesday May 15.
Entry list: Indianapolis 500
|1||Josef Newgarden||USA||Chevrolet||Team Penske|
|3||Helio Castroneves (W)||BRA||Chevrolet||Team Penske|
|4||Matheus Leist (R)||BRA||Chevrolet||AJ Foyt Racing|
|5||James Hinchcliffe||CAN||Honda||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports|
|6||Robert Wickens (R)||CAN||Honda||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports|
|7||Jay Howard||GBR||Honda||SPM/AFS Racing|
|9||Scott Dixon (W)||NZL||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|10||Ed Jones||GBR||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|12||Will Power||AUS||Chevrolet||Team Penske|
|13||Danica Patrick||USA||Chevrolet||Ed Carpenter Racing|
|14||Tony Kanaan (W)||BRA||Chevrolet||AJ Foyt Racing|
|15||Graham Rahal||USA||Honda||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing|
|17||Conor Daly||USA||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing w/ Thom Burns Racing|
|18||Sebastien Bourdais||FRA||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan|
|19||Pietro Fittipaldi (R)||BRA||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing|
|20||Ed Carpenter||USA||Chevrolet||Ed Carpenter Racing|
|21||Spencer Pigot||USA||Chevrolet||Ed Carpenter Racing|
|22||Simon Pagenaud||FRA||Chevrolet||Team Penske|
|24||Sage Karam||USA||Chevrolet||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing|
|25||Stefan Wilson||GBR||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|26||Zach Veach||USA||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|27||Alexander Rossi (W)||USA||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|28||Ryan Hunter-Reay (W)||USA||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|29||Carlos Muñoz||COL||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|30||Takuma Sato (W)||JPN||Honda||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing|
|32||Kyle Kaiser (R)||USA||Chevrolet||Juncos Racing|
|33||James Davison||AUS||Chevrolet||Foyt w/ Byrd/Hollinger/Belardi|
|60||Jack Harvey||GBR||Honda||Meyer Shank Racing w/ SPM|
|63||Pippa Mann||GBR||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing|
|64||Oriol Servia||ESP||Honda||Scuderia Corsa w/ RLL|
|66||JR Hildebrand||USA||Chevrolet||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing|
|88||Gabby Chaves||COL||Chevrolet||Harding Racing|
|98||Marco Andretti||USA||Honda||Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Curb-Agajanian|
Highlights: Qualifying: 6 Hours of Spa (Fittipaldi crash from 1:35)