The 46-year-old Brazilian Helio Castroneves displayed all his experience on Indianapolis 500 and it showed how to run such a long competition. Without a doubt it was a very fast race, with few yellow flags and just two accidents. One when Wilson crashed on pit road and the other when a wheel came off Graham rahal hitting hard against the retaining wall.
Also, the challenge began with the dominance of the Dutch Rinnus Veekay in the fight with Colton Herta and Conor Daly. But when they reached the middle of the agreed laps, Alex Palou and Castroneves They were beginning to rise to emerge as the great candidates for victory.
In an extraordinary heads-up, between the Spanish and the Brazilian, they reached the final turns exchanging the lead until the penultimate where Helium he beat Palou to take away the victory and celebrate his fourth success on the historic circuit. Then he celebrated it hanging from the fence with the 130 thousand fans present in the stands.
In this way, the Brazilian achieves this feat with a partial participation with the team. Meyer Shank Racing / Honda, hardly associated with Andretti Autosport. Therefore, it was an award for a modest group that relied on the experience of the rider for this special race. Remember that Castroneves, had previously consecrated himself with Penske in 2001, 2002 and 2009.
Leave his legacy on the circuit
The native of Saint Paul He did not have to play the entire 2021 season in Indianapolis to achieve his goal and after 12 years he obtained his long-awaited fourth crown in the contest. Therefore, it joins the list of Rick Mears, Al Unser Sr and AJ Foyt as the only pilots in history to achieve this figure.
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