The rain held off and we turned a full 200 laps for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. McLaren F1 driver Fernando Alonso stole the limelight most of the Month of May and Race Day was no exception, but other former Formula 1 drivers also had their moments including Alexander Rossi, Juan Pablo Montoya, Max Chilton who led more laps than any other driver, and of course Takuma Sato who led the most important lap of all. Three of these drivers with Formula 1 experience were on a team owned and operated by former Formula 1 driver, Michael Andretti. Let that sink in for a moment.
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We dissect the race, discuss the potential fall-out of the Dixon-Howard incident and the Rookie of the Year controversy, and assess the championship points implications. We also take a look at this weekend’s Detroit Grand Prix. No rest for the weary.
Show Notes and Links
- Dario Franchitti inducted into the IMS Hall of Fame
- Tony Kanaan issues the ultimate comeback to Hamilton.
- 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
- Weather Report
- Race start and first stints
- Red Flag!
- Debris is everywhere!
- Mid-Race and Andretti Dominance
- The Honda timebomb:
- Ryan Hunter-Reay on Lap 137
- Charlie Kimball on Lap 167
- Fernando Alonso on Lap 179
- The decline and resurgence of Ed Jones
- Sato wins!
- The foundations of Stand J crack under the sonic assault of one fanboy’s cheers.
- Japanese commentators go crazy go nuts and it’s awesome.
- Fernando earns Rookie of the Year honors over Ed Jones.
- Box Score
- Detroit Grand Prix preview
- Is it Andretti Autosport’s weekend to win or waste?
- Can Ed Jones step up as the team leader at Dale Coyne Racing?
- Motorsport.com saying Esteban Gutierrez confirmed for Coyne this weekend.
- Oriol Servia sponsored by Fifth Third Bank this weekend with RLL.