RACING legend Jim Clark will be honoured in his home town on the anniversary of his Indy 500
and F1 double victory.
The two swapped the lead five times over the final stretch before Pagenaud stormed to the front for good seconds before he took the checkered flag and claimed his first Indy 500
. Rossi fell 0.2086 seconds short of his second Indy 500
win in the seventh-closest finish in the 103 years of the race.
That inherent arrogance was underscored two years ago, when Alonso showed up at the Indy 500
for the first time.
To mark the legendary Indy 500
automobile race on Sunday, TAG Heuer has launched two sporty timepieces that feature a design inspired by the annual event.
"Winning the Le Mans 24 Hours is one of the highlights of my career as part of my triple crown challenge," said Alonso, who races the Indy 500
later this month in his triple crown (Monaco GP, Le Mans and the Indy) bid.Alonso will contest the Indianapolis 500 race in the United States with the McLaren team, for whom he has also done tests in F1 cars this year.
The Triple Crown 6 the Monaco Grand Prix, 24 hours of Le Mans and the Indy 500
. Fernando Alonso has won the first two and his top priority after concluding his Formula 1 career on Sunday is to become only the second driver after Graham Hill to win all three.
It was a frustrating follow-up to the Englishman's Rookie of the Year-winning season at Dale Coyne Racing, where he finished 14th with one podium in the Indy 500
But the 102nd edition of the Indy 500
hints of something truly memorable, with Danica Patrick contesting her final race, charismatic Brazilian Helio Castroneves seeking a record-equalling fourth win and local hero Ed Carpenter chasing glory from pole.
Ed Carpenter, this year's Indy 500
pole winner and Patrick's team owner for Sunday's race, was asked if she should receive Hall of Fame consideration.
Starting last month with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Calif.) and Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (Birmingham), the sponsorship continues through Indianapolis (Grand Prix and Indy 500
), Texas, Pocono (Pa.) and Sonoma (Calif.) events.
"After I did the Indy 500
last year, when I came back there were a couple of races in Austria, Silverstone, when I thought, 'Maybe next year I could try a different series.