Qualifying for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil gets underway at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday and as the 33 drivers prepare to qualify for this historic event, the big question is how have Honda got ahead of Chevrolet?
Chevrolet have dominated the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season so far however Honda specifically Andretti Autosport have stepped up to the plate.
On Saturday, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter Reay from Michael Andretti’s stable led a team 1-2 for Andretti Autosport with Tony Kanaan the fastest Chevrolet in 3rd place. On Fast Friday eight of the cars in the top ten were Honda powered with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda was the fastest car with Honda in P3.
In the first five races of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season Chevrolet have dominated powering their way to Victory Lane five out of five races with Honda picking up just three podium finishes with Ryan Hunter Reay, Graham Rahal and James Hinchcliffe all coming from three different team’s, Andretti Autosport, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Mike Hull from Chip Ganassi Racing who are powered by Chevrolet is happy to see Honda back up there as it gives the Chevy teams competition.
The question is, could we see a Honda driver take Honda’s first win of the season at IMS next weekend?