Power failure interrupts Fast Friday at Indy 500

The flag stand at the start/finish line. Picture: Peacock

The Fast Friday practice session at the Indianapolis 500 remains on hold due to a power issue in Race Control.

Just two drivers had completed laps when proceedings were brought to a halt, with broadcast advising that Race Control had lost power.

Helio Castroneves (Meyer Shank Racing Honda) had not long set a 228.229mph (367.299km/h), after Santino Ferrucci (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet) had achieved an average 223.242mph (359.273km/h) on an early run.

As at 12:32 local time, almost 20 minutes after the session was put under yellow flag conditions, there has not been a restart.

Drivers have been greeted by gusty conditions at the Brickyard today, creating a significant challenge in navigating the circuit.

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Update 02:45 AEST

Power is reportedly back at Race Control.

Update 02:47 AEST

Green flag.

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