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From crashes to engine failures, this year’s Indy 500 was a nail-biter

An ex-Formula One driver won the 2017 Indianapolis 500, but not the one most people expected. As the race got underway May 28, all eyes were on Fernando Alonso, the two-time F1 champion and current McLaren driver who skipped the Monaco Grand Prix to race at Indy. But it was Taku...

F1 driver wins Indy 500 - but it isn't Fernando Alonso

Takuma Sato fought off a challenge from Helio Castroneves to become the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 yesterday while Fernando Alonso’s Indy adventure ended in familiar frustration. Sato, who entered the race with one IndyCar victory on his resume, claimed ...

'No regrets' for unlucky Alonso as Indy 500 race ends with engine blow-up

Fernando Alonso left the Indianapolis 'Brickyard' last night without a fairytale victory to cap his Indy 500 adventure but had no regrets as he prepared to return to his Formula One day job with McLaren. Alonso's race finished in much the same way as many of his F1 efforts this ...

Sato first Japanese winner of Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, erasing the memory of heartbreak in 2012 to become the first Japanese driver to triumph in America's iconic race. INDIANAPOLIS: Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, erasing the m...

Alonso will 'definitely' return to Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY - Fernando Alonso says he will "definitely" return to the Indy 500 in the future after an engine failure scuppered his bid to win the event at the first attempt.Alonso...

Fernando Alonso says thanks for Indy 500 experience despite retirement

Surrounded by cameras and flashing cellphones, Fernando Alonso picked up a carton of milk and took a huge swig. For much of the Indianapolis 500, it looked like the two-time Formula One champion...

Takuma Sato becomes first Japanese to win Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver to triumph in America's iconic race. Sato passed three-time winner Helio Castroneves in th...

McLaren 'not surprised' by Honda engine letdown

INDIANAPOLIS -- McLaren's Formula One boss Zak Brown said it was "shocking", but not surprising, to see Fernando Alonso's rookie Indy 500 appearance scuppered by a Honda engine failure.Alonso's b...

Takuma Sato wins the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Takuma Sato held off a furious late charge from Helio Castroneves to win the Indy 500. The race was marred with several cautions, including a scary crash in which pole sit...

Alonso's Indy 500 ends with Honda engine failure

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY -- Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 debut ended in circumstances he's grown used to in Formula One -- a Honda engine failure.Alonso's remarkable experience at the Indianapol...

Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo

Monte Carlo: Championship leader Sebastian Vettel has won his first Monaco Grand Prix for Ferrari, ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkonen with Australia's Daniel Ricciardo third in his Red Bull. The ...

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