“We’re just going to hover around the car here and assess the situation and make a decision [on whether to switch to the spare car] in the coming hours,” McLaren sporting director Gil de Ferran told RACER. “We’d been fighting understeer this morning, and it looks like he just understeered into the wall and that was that.”

Practice for the Indy 500 continues Thursday and Friday ahead of qualifying this weekend. The 103rd running of the race will take place on May 26th.

Source: Speedsport/RACER