Finally we reached the long awaited race of the three that form the Triple Crown of Motorsport with Monaco and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, The 97th edition of the Indianapolis 500. A total of 200 laps around the 2.5 mile oval track, the circuit initially built with bricksin 1909, where speeds reach 225mph about 360km / h with banking inclination of 9 degrees and 12 minutes. Impressive 250000 circuit capable people in each race, always full.
Such is the importance of the race despite being in the championship, has its own integrity, win in Indianapolis can be passed into history. Dario Franchitti won the last edition which also preserved Ganassi Dixon in second place, remember Oriol Servia finished fourth last season with a great performance. The prize for the winner will be nothing more and nothing less than 2.5 million dollars so that none of the drivers will be thinking about the championship, in fact there are several drivers that appear only for this race as is tradition for this race to complete the grid of 33 riders, these are the new entries:
Ryan Briscoe, the man with the pole last year and fifth in the race. No budget has managed to run the full season, after a good result in Sebring has managed site Ganassi team as third driver.
-Michael Jourdain JR, spent several years away from Indycar environment, mixing various competitions between cars and rallies, however an experienced pilot of old school should be taken into account. Last year we had a good result. For he will have 25 favorites for overall victory.
-Carlos Muñoz is the leader of the Light series, which goes very fast rookkie has passed the test at the Oval and will be debuting in the category.
-Conor Daly is a very young pilot with extensive experience in several categories GP3, Indy Lights are your cover letter and currently runs in GP2, has wide range between U.S. and Europe
Townsend Bell, veteran normally Indianapolis race covering a lot of experience in this circuit.
Pippa Mann the British pilots this year will be in the Indianapolis 500 and returns to the Indycar
-Buddy Lazier legendary pilot in Indycar in the early 2000s sounded like a big surprise for his old fans and will be in this issue
The Rookkies in this race will be AJ Allmendinger, Tristan Vautier, Carlos Muñoz (leader of Lights) and Conor Daly
Buddy Rice finally enrolled despite not come to the race due to budgetary problems, Sam Schmidt Motorsports is looking for a replacement but few people want to test prior to the car ride.
During this week training is taking part with longer time than for other races with several sessions. On Saturday and Sunday will set the starting grid and then …
Who will take the milk toast …. in Indianapolis after hearing “Start your engines”? We will see on Sunday May 26 after the race