Indeed, the run-up to the 101st running of the Indy 500 has seen a full-fledged case of Alomania and has come at the expense of many other aspects surrounding Sundays race.
Button, who took pole and won in Monaco in 2009 en route to his drivers' title with Brawn, confessed that although he hasn't exactly been pining to get back in an F1 cockpit, he relished the challenge of the new cars.
And it just shows the relevance not just of IndyCar but of the Indianapolis 500 and how important this championship is and this race is and it's been really cool to see how quickly it's grown.
"We've had a bunch of great runs without starting that well, so it's exciting", said Hildebrand during a media session in San Francisco Tuesday. "When you're in that position that's a feel-good but you realistically have a chance to score".
Weve all been here a long time, Kanaan said. "But you always look at what's next and who's doing what and what's going to happen to you".
"FP2 was a bit of a struggle to really find my feet with the auto". "Being full-time brings that little bit of extra confidence of working with the team from the off-season, and through the season up to now". Carpenter has had only one top-10 finish in his last seven attempts in this race, but certainly could be in contention.
But weather delays on Saturday pushed qualifying late into the day, giving Hildebrand only one shot at making the cutoff.
"It's been good because of the data we've been able to share and pass on, not only for someone like Marco or Ryan, but it's been good for all the guys", Michael Andretti said. "It's where all the preparation on the team paid off". There is more value to be had with Formula One convert Fernando Alonso (+800) and Will Power (+800), who will respectively start in Rows 2 and 3. His four-lap average was 232.164 miles per hour, the best qualifying run in 21 years at Indy. Not to mention in a vehicle that's set up for minimum down-force and the lowest level of resistance through the air, wanting to fly off into space in every corner it reaches.
"Because it's gone as well as it has - and he's clearly very fast, has a great vehicle - we're going in trying to get a great result", Brown said.
"You're running very close, not only in the straights but in the corners". Just guessing what the auto will do, what you are doing. "There is a moment when you have to embrace the fact that you are not totally in control and have blind faith that the vehicle will stick".
Alonso will start fifth at Sunday's race, which he has been preparing for since the shock announcement of his participation on the eve of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
"Obviously, selfishly, for a lot of us, we hope he doesn't", Rahal said with a smile.
As a thick crowd of worldwide reporters pushed toward the seat Alonso was expected to take during Thursdays media day, driver Oriol Servia approached and jokingly asked if they were waiting for him.
North Korea says ballistic missile test successful
As a result, North Korea is stepping up its development of advanced weapons that would allow the country to defend itself. Prior to Tuesday, the USA military had conducted 17 tests of its missile-defense system and nine were successful.
PS3 Production Officially Ceases in Japan
On the other hand, " Killing Floor 2 " is the sequel to the first-person shooter game that was first released for retail in 2009. Were you satisfied with the PlayStation 3 era? Sony has ceased manufacturing of the PS3 in Japan, the company today confirmed.
United Nations vows sanctions on N. Korea
The 38 North analysis points out that the distance flown by the missile means it could strike a USA military base at Guam. KCNA said the new rocket was a "perfect weapon" which was "capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead".
Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate
The announcement comes just days after Netanyahu personally greeted US President Donald Trump on his first visit to Israel. "King Salman of Saudi Arabia could not have been kinder, and I will tell you, he's a very wise, wise man", he said.
We can only hope for greatness starting Thursday
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Stan Wawrinka beats Mischa Zverev, retains Geneva Open title
The tournament, in which he was a last-minute entry, was Nishikori's final tune-up before the start of the French Open on Sunday. Zverev served for the set at 5-3, and trailed 0-30 before reeling off four straight points including two volley winners.
GSEB SSC Class 10 result 2017 declared @ gseb.org
The results, announced today, show a wide gap in the performance of students from English-medium and Gujarati-medium schools. This time, the strength is nearly the same with a slight increase in the number of students appeared for the examinations.