I am always going to love the name of this driver...Will Power. He is the winner of the Indy 500. I personally favored the second place driver, Ed Carpenter, as the winner, but no matter who wins I am happy for them. Third place went to Scott Dixon.
Tony Kanaan finished 25th after an accident on lap 187. Takuma Sato finished 32nd after an accident on lap 47.
The Ed Carpenter Team finished in 2nd, 20th and 30th. That 30th position belong to Danica Patrick who did a 'swan dive' on her 'swan song' race. She is now in retirement from racing. I never understood her leaving Indycar for NASCAR, but she did and now it is funny that her last race is for Indycar. Ended after hitting the wall in lap 67. She never should have left Indycar.
He almost always has a smile and today the world could see it. Brim to brim. Daniel Ricciardo started in pole position and never looked back This on Red Bull's 250th Grand Prix. Second went to Sebastian Vettel and third to Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo claimed to have power loss problems, but it was hard to tell since he beat Vettel by 7 seconds and Hamilton by 17 seconds. I was very happy with his win.
Nico Hulkenberg finish 8th without incident. The Haas Team ended up in 13th and 15th.
Spain, ho-hum, Spain. Hamilton, who was in need of a win, got so far out in front it was like he was in another race.On paper a win is a win. His teammate, Bottas, came in second. Max Verstappen, with parts falling off his car, came in third.
Nico Hulkenberg can't buy his way out of the first lap. Starting in seventh, as he has most of the season, he becomes the perfect target for the wayward mayhem that ensues on the first lap. Part of that mishap was the Haas Team's Roman Grosjean who was out of control and took out a couple of cars, including Hulkenberg. Haas' other car finished in a nice sixth place, but may have been the start of the accident with Grosjean. Unfortunately for Grosjean the incident reminded me of his multiple accidents when he was first starting in Formula One.
The best sight in the race was seeing Filipe Massa's smiling face as a spectator.
This race is run at the road course constructed at the 500 track for Formula One several years ago. Some drivers are suited to certain tracks and Will Power had the edge for this one. His win made it his third one here. No offense to Will Power, but if I was a betting man my money would have been on Robert Wickens.. I know he is a rookie (so called), but he has to win sometime and I had a feeling that today was going to be it. That.being said, I also was giving the nod to Will Power. Power's team, Team Penske, also had the historic run of 200 wins. Very nice! Second went to Scott Dixon who also has a good feel for this track. Robert Wickens came in third after leading for a total of 20 laps.
Takumo Sato struggled throughout the race, but ended up in 10th. Tony Kanaan also struggled and ended up in 14th. The Ed Carpenter Racing Team finished in 15th and 24th.
Helio Castroneves, who retired this year, sat in for this race I presume to give him a heads-up for the Indy 500 which he will be driving in. He finished in a solid 6th....nice job!
The next race will be in two weeks and it is the Indy 500 which always promises some excitement.
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