Ericsson at the end of the suspense!


Marcus Ericsson (Chip Ganassi Racing) scored his first victory at the Indianapolis 500 during the 106th edition of the IndyCar high mass, this Sunday in the United States.

As usual, The greatest spectacle in racing did not disappoint on the Indiana oval. After a mad dash of 200 rounds, Marcus Ericsson emerged at the top of the pyramid to win his first success on the majestic brick yard American.

Ericsson first!

Former F1 became Sunday lth second Swede to triumph over Indy 500 after Kenny Brack in 1999, offering his first victory to Chip Ganassi since 2012. The pressure will have been great on the shoulders of the driver of Honda n°8, pursued until the checkered flag by Pato O’Ward.

The pilot McLaren Arrow SP had to settle for the first runner-up, his best result in three appearances at Indy, in an event closed under yellow flag after a final accident, that of Sage Karam (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing) in turn 2.

Superb recovery from Rossi

Tony Kananwinner of the event in 2013, completed the podium for Chip Ganassi Racing before Felix Rosenqvist (McLaren Arrow SP). Alexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport), victorious in the great classic in 2016, achieved a superb recovery in the 20th to fifth place.

He is followed by Conor Daly (Ed Carpenter Racing) and the previous winner Helio Castroneves (Meyer Shank Racing). French Simon Pagenaud (Meyer Shank Racing) completed its effort thn eighth position ahead of Alex Palou (Chip Ganassi Racing) and Santino Ferrucci (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing).

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Dixon the cursed

Came close to adding to his hunting list a second ring of winner after his success of 2008, Scott Dixon will remain as brave loser of this 106th edition. The six-time champion IndyCar has not yet been unworthy in leading 95 of the 200 laps of the evente. Enough to bring its total to 665, one more than the record of the legendary Al Unser.

But everything collapsed 175th pass with a penaltyé inflicted by the race direction for not having slowed down enough at the entrance to the pitlane during its final refueling. He finally finished 21st with great regret.

« It’s heartbreaking » said driver Chip Ganassi Racing after the finish. “Coming into the pits I had to lock the rear wheels and kind of locked all four. I knew it was going to be tight, like a mile per hour more. It’s frustrating. I messed it up. »

Next meeting of theIndyCar 2022 on the occasion of Detroit Grand Prixon Sunday, June 5 at Raceway of Beautiful Isle Park.

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