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Schedules and where to see the Indy 500, session by session

  • Know in detail the dates and times of Spain in which Fernando Alonso will take part in the practice and qualifying sessions of the Indianapolis 500 and the race.
  • More than 40 hours of official competition on the track before the big event.

Just over 24 hours after the conclusion of the Grand Prix of Spain at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Fernando Alonso is now 7,000 kilometers away, across the Atlantic Ocean to get behind the wheel of a Dallara DW12. Thus begins their two-week adventure to take part for the first time in 500 miles of Indianapolis.

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Alonso reach the famous Oval having made a previous test on May 3 to gain the basics of their new 'office'. It is his only previous experience in an IndyCar or ovals before jumping into the tarmac for official meetings. Fortunately for him, Indianapolis offers its pilots almost 40 hours of free practice over seven days, not counting the 10 hours allocated to qualifying sessions in which Alonso must make the most of the time and equipment available to get as prepared as possible.

The rookie orientation program (Rookie Orientation Program) Which Alonso has already exceeded during special test, is a sine qua non for a rookie can roll freely during the nearly 30 hours of pre-qualifying practice, details all in which we delve into the article above linked. This is the entire competition program of the 101 edition of the Indianapolis 500.

MONDAY MAY 15
18:00 to 20:00Rookie Orientation Program /
Refresher Tests
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20:00 - 00:00free practiceRacecontrol / YouTube
Tuesday, May 16 -
Friday, May 19
18:00 - 00:00free practiceRacecontrol / YouTube
SATURDAY MAY 20
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.free practice
(Group 1)
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2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.free practice
(Group 2)
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15:00 to 15:30free practiceRacecontrol / YouTube
17:00 - 00:00General ranking17:00 to 21:00: ESPN streaming service
21:00 to 22:00: Racecontrol / YouTube
22:00 - 00:00: Movistar Sports 2
SUNDAY MAY 21 (Pole Day)
18:00 to 18:45free practice
(Positions 10-33)
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19:15 to 20:00free practice
(Positions 1-9)
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20:45 to 22:45Classification
(Positions 10-33)
20:45 to 22:00: ESPN streaming service
22:00 to 22:45: Movistar Sports 2
23:00 to 11:45 p.m.Classification
(Positions 1-9)
Movistar Sports 2
View live here
MONDAY MAY 22
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.free practiceRacecontrol / YouTube
Thursday, May 25
18:15 to 19:00
20:30 to 22:00
Practice pit stopsRacecontrol / YouTube
FRIDAY MAY 26 (Carb Day)
17:00 to 18:00free practiceESPN streaming service
SUNDAY MAY 28
18:20Indianapolis 500# 0 / Movistar Sports 2
Live here

* Schedules Spain (UTC + 2). Six hours in Indianapolis. Dates and times subject to change.

Where and how to follow the sessions

All free practice sessions, except for the Carb Day (the only one that has no legal issue in Spain) They may be followed live through the YouTube channel category. If they wish, users can have simultaneous emission and the official time table championship racecontrol.indycar.com. These issues are not discussed and use ambient sound most of the time, although they have pricked the sound of the PA system circuit, led by renowned commentator Bob Jenkins, which updates the situation from time to time and report incidents.

The US channel ABC broadcasts live two hours each day sorting between 22:00 and 00:00, and because of an agreement with them, these parts are not broadcast on the Internet. Fortunately, this year there will be a legal way of looking at these crucial moments in the classification, since the issue Movistar +, through Movistar Sports 2. On both days, the hours before qualifying only be followed in our country legally through WatchESPN streaming service.

By last, the big race can also be followed live in our country through Movistar + in channels # 0 and Movistar Sports 2. The narrative of proof borne by the regular commentator IndyCar Raúl Benito, accompanied by the journalist José Antonio Ponseti, with several Indy 500 behind, and Naomi Miguel, Movistar F1, besides the aforementioned Roldán Rodríguez and engineer Toni Cuquerella.

Photos: IndyCar Media