Takuma Sato, Japanese ex-Formula 1 driver, got the victory in the Indianapolis 500-mile race as the expectations of Fernando Alonso troubled not long after half distance.
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Fernando Alonso was fifteenth when he didn’t get a lap to a car problem with seventy-five last to go. Moreover, the double world winner, who comes back to F1 in 2021 and ended 21st.
Takuma Sato was getting lead from Scott Dixon when a crash occurred with 3 laps left pushed the race to complete behind the safety car. Furthermore, Scott Dixon owned 111 laps of the 200 laps, but Takuma Sato crossed him after the last pit stops.
Dixon won his second race in 2008
Scott Dixon, the five-time winner of Indycar and got the victory in 2008, that was his second victory, from Takuma Sato’s Rahal Letterman team member Graham Rahal.
Fernando Alonso’s expectation of getting only the 2nd man after Graham Hill to attain motorsport’s triple crown of Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Le Mans 24-Hours will be pending for the upcoming two years.
The thirty-nine years old Spaniard is coming back to F1 along with Renault in 2021, 2022, and his agreement with the French side prevents him racing at Indy.
Fernando Alonso attained 26th position in the Indy 500-mile race, his luck affected by a crash unfortunate on the practice day, at the time when he lost control after moving too low on the banked superspeedway oval.
Alonso was moving competitively in the early 2 days of practice session up to that point, but his McLaren car missed the pace after that accident, via the ending day of rehearsal session, 2 days of succeeding, and the last day’s training on Friday.
At Indianapolis, this is a normal process which had experienced by several drivers, and one of the well popular mysterious tracks. Besides this, Fernando Alonso was moving lower than ten seconds off the lead at the time when he faced a clutch problem abruptly after a pit stop throughout one of the race’s 7 safety car phases required the 2nd stop abruptly and pushed him a lap behind, efficiently completing his already slim expectations.
Takuma Sato was at the second position before the penultimate (safety car) time, and he crossed Dixon afterward, and the new Zealander didn’t have any answer to his pace.