92th Indy 500 – Win for Scott Dixon

It was Monaco GP for Formula 1 fans yesterday. Across the Atlantic it was the day of another classic race – the 92th Indianapolis 500. I watched the race for a while from around lap 46 to lap 100. Most of that time the race was behind the pace car and pretty much nothing was happening, except those crashes that caused all the pace car intervals. So if someone asks me how I feel about the race, I would say pretty boring procession, because that’s about all I could see during those 50 something laps I watched :-) . But while the cars were actually racing I was wondering, what is more mad. Racing at these high speeds so close to the walls of the oval track, or racing F1 cars in Monaco…

Some exciting moments apparently followed after I went to sleep. Marco Andretti helping his teammate Tony Kanaan to crash out of the race, or the pitlane incident between Danica Patrick and Ryan Briscoe (video inside the post). As Formula One fan I was jelaous seeing the massive 33 car grid (although all looking the same) and then … the huge crowd. I think I heard 350,000 people on TV but I may not be correct.

The race was won by Scott Dixon from New Zealand who spent more than half of the race in the lead (115 laps our of 200). Two former F1 drivers took part in the race – Enrique Bernoldi and Justin Wilson as well ex-GP2 driver Ernesto Viso (perhaps best remembered for his spectatular crash in Magny Cours last year).

92th Indy 500 race result:

1. Scott Dixon
2. Vitor Meira
3. Marco Andretti
4. Helio Castroneves
5. Ed Carpenter
6. Ryan Hunter-Reay
7. Hideki Mutoh
8. Buddy Rice
9. Darren Manning
10. Townsend Bell
11. Oriol Servia
12. Dan Wheldon
13. Will Power
14. Davey Hamilton
15. Enrique Bernoldi
16. John Andretti
17. Buddy Lazier
18. Mario Moraes
19. Milka Duno
20. Bruno Junqueira
21. A.J. Foyt IV
22. Danica Patrick
23. Ryan Briscoe
24. Tomas Scheckter
25. Alex Lloyd
26. Ernesto Viso
27. Justin Wilson
28. Jeff Simmons
29. Tony Kanaan
30. Sarah Fisher
31. Jaime Camara
32. Marty Roth
33. Graham Rahal

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  1. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    You might all find this surprising…but I live in the United States, my brother lives in Indianapolis (and goes to every Indy 500) and I didn’t watch a lap of the 500. I also did not miss a lap of Monoco and I have attended all the USGP’s at Indy.

    The Indy 500 has lost its status since the split of Indy and Champ (which in my opinion was the far superior series).

    Not all of us “Yanks” find the “turn left” racing particularily interesting.

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