インディ500のプラクティスと予選

2012年05月03日

12日の土曜日から18日の金曜日まで
毎日、正午から午後6時まで練習走行が行われます。

ポールデーは19日土曜日11時から18時まで。
バンプデーは20日日曜日正午から午後6時まで。

セッションは時間が非常に長いんです。
しかもこの時期は雨が非常に多い。

昨年もポールデーまでは雨ばかりでろくに走れなかったと思います。
予選が4日間あった時も、
ポールデーウィークエンドが2日とも丸々雨で流れて
バンプデーウィークエンドに全部やった年もありました。

4年前にはせっかく現地取材に行ったのに
滞在したすべての日で雨が降り、
結局1周も走行するのを見ることなく帰国した年もありました。
その時は松浦選手に「Inamineさんは一体何しにここまできたの?」
と言われました。

今年も予選取材に参りますが、毎年結構ギャンブルです。

ということで、プラクティスや予選の放送は
非常に難しいと言わざるを得まえん。
生中継じゃなくても3日もつぶれたらどうしようもありません。

おそらく、プラクティスは例年通りに
インディカーの公式ウェブページでストリーミングされるかと思います。
ただし、アメリカ国内でTV中継がある予選とカーブデー以外ですが。

そういえば、去年の予選日もだいぶ降りましたね。



第96回インディアナポリス500

2012年05月03日



番組正式タイトルは「第5戦インディ500」ではなく
「第96回インディアナポリス500」です。

通称“インディ500”の全スケジュールは以下の通りです。

96th INDIANAPOLIS 500 SCHEDULE

(All times local, subject to change)

Thursday, May 10
ROOKIE ORIENTATION PROGRAM – Free (Only public access is South Terrace grandstands adjacent to Gate 2 entrance)
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Practice

Friday, May 11
FIRESTONE FREEDOM 100 TESTING – Free (Only public access is South Terrace grandstands adjacent to Gate 2 entrance)
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Practice

Saturday, May 12
OPENING DAY/CELEBRATION OF AUTOMOBILES – $10 admission; 12 and under free
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Celebration of Automobiles (Vintage and Historic Car Show, Emerging Tech Showcase, Automobile Festival)
10:30-10:50 a.m., Q&A Session about 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series car, Coca-Cola Stage
Noon-6 p.m., Practice
12:15 p.m., Celebration of Automobiles Awards, Coca-Cola Stage
6 p.m., Celebration of Automobiles Dinner

Sunday, May 13
PRACTICE – $10 admission; 12 and under free
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
10:30-11 a.m., Q&A with Beaux Barfield, Coca-Cola Stage
Noon-6 p.m., Practice

Monday, May 14-
PRACTICE – $10 admission; 12 and under free

Thursday, May 17
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
Noon-6 p.m., Practice

Friday, May 18
FAST FRIDAY – $10 admission, 12 and under free
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
11-11:30 a.m., Q&A with Owner/Driver/Sponsor Panel, Coca-Cola Stage
Noon-6 p.m., Practice
6:15 p.m., Pole Day Qualifications Draw, Coca-Cola Stage

Saturday, May 19
POLE DAY – $15 admission, 12 and under free
6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
8-10 a.m., Practice
10-10:30 a.m., Q&A with Past Pole Winners, Coca-Cola Stage
10:15 a.m., American Dairy Association Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
11 a.m.-4 p.m., First Qualifying Segment
4 p.m., Ceremonial Lap Honoring 50th Anniversary of Parnelli Jones’ 150-mph Lap
4:30-6 p.m., Fast Nine Pole Qualifying
6 p.m., Pole Award Presentation, Yard of Bricks
6:15 p.m., Live Music by Here Come The Mummies, Coca-Cola Stage

Sunday, May 20 BUMP DAY/IMS ARMED FORCES DAY – $15 admission, 12 and
under free
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Military Vehicle Display, Pagoda Plaza, MotoGP
Course Turns 7 and 9
10-11 a.m., Practice
11:15-11:40 a.m., Armed Forces Enlistment Ceremony, Yard of Bricks
11:15-11:45 a.m., Q&A with Bump Day Drivers, Coca-Cola Stage
Noon-6 p.m., Qualifying

Monday, May 21- NO TRACK ACTIVITY
Tuesday, May 22- NO TRACK ACTIVITY

Wednesday, May 23 AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE 500 FESTIVAL
COMMUNITY DAY (No track activity) – $8 advance/$10 gate, 6
and under free
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
11 a.m., 500 Festival Community Day Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
11 a.m.-noon, Firestone Indy Lights Driver Autograph Session, Plaza
Pavilion 1C/1D
12:30-1:30 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #1 Wristband
Distribution, MotoGP Garage 36
1:30-2:30 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #1, Plaza Pavilion 1C/1D
2-3 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #2 Wristband Distribution,
MotoGP Garage 36
3-4 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #2, Plaza Pavilion 1C/1D
3:30-4:30 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #3 Wristband
Distribution, MotoGP Garage 36
4:30-5:30 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #3, Plaza Pavilion 1C/1D

Thursday, May 24 FIRESTONE FREEDOM 100 PRACTICE, QUALIFYING – Free
8 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
9 a.m.-noon, Firestone Indy Lights Practice
1:15-2:15 p.m., Firestone Indy Lights Qualifying
2:30-4 p.m., Vintage Car Laps

Friday, May 25 MILLER LITE CARB DAY – $20 admission, 12 and under free
8 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
10:30-11 a.m., Q&A with IndyCar Crew Members, Coca-Cola Stage
10:45 a.m., Firestone Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
11 a.m.-noon, Indianapolis 500 Final Practice
12:30 p.m., Firestone Freedom 100 (40 laps)
1:35 p.m., Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge
3:30 p.m., Miller Lite Carb Day Concert featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd

Saturday, May 26
LEGENDS DAY HONORING ROGER PENSKE PRESENTED BY SHELL V-POWER – $10 admission; 12 and under free
8 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
8:45-9 a.m., Chase Rookie of the Year Candidates Q&A, Coca-Cola Stage
9-10 a.m., 2011 Starting Field/Indy 500 Winners Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show, Plaza Pavilion 1A/1B
9:30-10:20 a.m., Vintage Car Laps
10:30-11 a.m., Public Drivers Meeting, Tower Terrace
11-11:30 a.m., Q&A with Roger Penske, Coca-Cola Stage
1-4 p.m., Indy 500 Veterans Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza

Sunday, May 27
96TH INDIANAPOLIS 500 RACE DAY – Tickets start at $30
5:33 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
7 a.m., Snake Pit Opens
8:30 a.m., Parade of Bands
9:30 a.m., 500 Festival Princesses Lap
11 a.m., Vintage Car Lap
11:10 a.m., Military Tribute Lap
11:30 a.m., Driver Introductions
Noon, Start of 96th Indianapolis 500 (200 laps)