The Indianapolis 500 they left us an exciting definition. Hélio Castroneves took his fourth victory in the most famous race of the IndyCar and one of the most prestigious in the Motor World. However, in addition to the crown, the 46-year-old Brazilian pocketed a figure that generates the envy of all: 1,828,305 million dollars.
The top prize, which remained in the hands of Castroneves, increased significantly this year. In 2020, the pandemic greatly affected the coffers of the organization and the Indianapolis circuit. However, last Sunday fans of the motor world were present at an event that drew the attention of the whole world, since almost 135 thousand people were present in the circuit.
The second of the race, the Spanish Alex Palou, he also took a good sum of money: $ 649,305. Palou was on the verge of obtaining a victory that would have meant a lot for Spanish sport. Castroneves overtook him with only two laps to go, leaving fans with ecstasy very high, since a definition of this type had not been seen for a long time.
Simon Pagenaud, who was third in the Indy500, spent $ 403,305 and Patrick O’Ward, the best Latin American of the race took 343,305 dollars. Less than a year ago, in the 2020 edition, Takuma Sato took home $ 1.37 billion, significantly less than what Castroneves won with his victory this Sunday.
However, the large amount of money that the last classifieds took away is striking. The one with the worst result in the 500 Miles was Stefan wilson, which he abandoned on lap 35 after a severe accident. Wilson was the one who took the least amount, adding ‘only’ $ 100.00, like the pilot Simona de Silvestro.
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