KV Lotus
The KV Racing drivers get in on the craze: (L-R) EJ Viso, Takuma Sato, Tomas Scheckter, Tony Kanaan

The weather is not proving kind to the 40 IndyCar drivers wanting to put some practice laps in at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of qualifying for the Indy 500, with drivers forced to endure another washout at the oval circuit.

And rather than twiddling their thumbs, a host of the series’ drivers have resorted to a craze sweeping the world to keep themselves entertained: namely, ‘planking’ – having a taken of yourself lying face down, arms by your side, in unlikely (and safely, please!) public settings.

Unfortunately the internet craze has seen a few deaths and injuries – one person toppled off a seventh-floor balcony ledge in Australia – but the IndyCar drivers played it safe with some particularly creative results…

Tony Kanaan planking   James Hinchcliffe planking
Tony Kanaan inventively used some props…   James Hinchcliffe ‘planks’ on his front wheel…
Tomas Scheckter planking   Raphael Matos planking
Tomas Scheckter used Indy’s famous bricks for his shot   Raphael Matos opts for the rear axle of his car…
Will Power & Ryan Brisco planking   Scott Dixon planking
Penske’s Power and Briscoe synchronise their effort   Scott Dixon’s has the highest degree of difficulty

[Images via James Hinchcliffe, Raphael Matos, Scott Dixon, Tomas Scheckter, Tony Kanaan, Will Power]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.