Juan Pablo Montoya finished sixth in the Indianapolis 500, won by Japan’s Takuma Sato. The race was carried out by the accidents and the retirement of the Fernando Alonso. Gabby Chaves was ninth and Carlos Munoz, tenth.
The Colombian driver was very intelligent since the beginning of the race. He started from the 18th position, but he was controlling every vital aspect of his car. He did not risk much in the first turns and always tried to follow the suction of the cars that were ahead. However, the only problem was that in the first supply had problems.
From there on, he was gaining positions. He risked where he had to risk. Little by little, it was put in zone to go by the battle by the triumph. The accidents that he had before him made him win and he could not get out of any shock. With 12 laps to go out in seventh place, but could not with the pace that put Helio Castroneves and Takuma Sato, who in the end took the win in a very rugged race. Juan Pablo Montoya was sixth in the Indianapolis 500, Gabby Chaves in the ninth and Carlos Munoz in the tenth. It was a good Colombian participation.
In addition, a two-time Formula 1 champion broke the Honda engine of his car with 21 laps remaining for the conclusion of the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500. Alonso, in spite of his logical disappointment, left the car waving to the public of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and showing the thumb up in sign of satisfaction by his personal action.
In fourth place after overcoming the first 100 laps of the race the equator of the race, behind only Brazilian Helio Castroneves and Americans Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi all champions in some occasion of this race. The who started from fifth place, led the race after the first 55 laps, when a spectacular accident involving Scott Dixon, who saw his car flying in the air after colliding with Jay Howard, stopped the race competition.