The months of May and June are a great time of the year to be a race car fan with the Triple Crown of Motorsports being held. This week is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A few weeks ago were the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indy 500. They call the Indy 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and you can understand why when you see and hear 350,000 fans cheering at the start of the race as the Indy Cars speed down the front straight. The last couple of blogs were on Fernando Alonso and Takuma Sato. This blog is about the Indy 500 in 50 photos and the stories behind them. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – The Indy 500 in 50 Photos and the Stories Behind Them (Jun 14)”
The 101st-running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motorspeedway (IMS) was won by Takuma Sato in the #26 Andretti Autosport Honda. Its been a couple of days since Sato’s victory and thought it would be a good time to look back at his two weeks at the Indy 500. Hope you like the photos.
With the first week of the 101-st running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) over, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on Fernando Alonso during practice and qualifying for this famous motorsport race event. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – In the Spotlight with Fernando Alonso During Practice and Qualifying for the Indy 500 (May 23)”
The final blog from the month of May from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is about the 100th Running of the Indy 500. A sellout crowd witnessed Alexander Rossi win this historic race in the #98 Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian. Being at the Indy 500 and the events leading up to this race was an experience of a lifetime. Many thanks to everyone who made this possible and for their help. Hope you like the photos.
The penultimate blog from the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is about Carb Day (short for “Carburetion Day”) which is the final practice session before the Indy 500. Hope you like the photos.
Continue reading “2016 – Carb Day at the Indy 500 (May 27)”
The third blog from the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is about Qualifications Day. This is the day when the nine drivers with the fastest four-lap qualification attempts are determined, who then take part in the Fast Nine Shootout for pole on Sunday. The other drivers participate on Sunday for qualifying positions 10 to 33. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2016 – Indy 500 Qualifications Day (May 21)”
The second blog from the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is about Fast Friday which occurs the week before the Indy 500. Fast Friday refers to the final practice session before qualifying, since the fastest speeds are usually seen on this day. Will Power had the fastest lap of the day and reached a speed of 232.672 mph in the #12 Team Penske. Hope you like the photos.
Apologies for not posting blogs earlier, but May was a busy month with back-to-back Indy Car events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) that culminated in the 100th running of the Indy 500. The next few blogs will reflect on these events. First up is the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, with Simon Pagenaud winning this event for the second time. Hope you like the photos.