Sato and Honda leave Alonso without his first Indy 500

Sato secured his - and Japan's - first Indy 500 win at his eighth attempt at the Brickyard after emerging victorious from an 11-lap battle with three-time victor Hélio Castroneves, rookie Ed Jones and Max Chilton. Marco Andretti lost a wing piece that cost him. Sato beat Castroneves by 0.2011 seconds, setting a final time of 3:13:03.3584.

Despite having been consigned to a 24th-place finish after an engine failure stopped him on lap 180 of 200, Alonso defeated the race's highest-finishing rookie Ed Jones to the honours. I didn't know if I can be as quick as anyone in an IndyCar. In past years, kind of dating to the era of single supply, we had to build engines more for reliability than for performance, because we knew we were going to win the race no matter what.

"I came here the first time (in 2009) and stood in Turn 1, and I was very impressed", Sato said. I said this a few years ago, maybe I was meant to win it a ton of times as an owner.

However, when you actually analyse Jones' race, it's clear to see why he felt things could have gone differently - especially if fate had been more on his side. It was pretty insane out there, but I really enjoyed it.

The annual banquet also gave the drivers a chance to talk about the 101st running of the 500, including Jay Howard and Scott Dixon, who shared the stage to talk about their dramatic accident on Lap 54.

But Brown is quoted by Brazil's UOL as suggesting he has other plans for Alonso in light of a similar race date clash in 2018.

What was your biggest takeaway from the Indy 500? While Alonso faced an engine blow out at Indy 500, Vandoorne too faced technical issues retiring early from the F1 Monaco GP while Alonso's replacement Jenson Button faced a terminal damage after he pitched into Pascal Wehrlein's vehicle turning the latter sideways. "We lacked that straight line speed for the last laps".

How else to explain the last two Indy 500 winners - Sato and Alexander Rossi - only have a combined three career victories, with two of them in the biggest race in the world. When he attempted a last-lap pass, Sato lost control of his vehicle, crashed and Dario Franchitti went on to his third victory in "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing". "It was nice to have this competitive feeling, leading the Indy 500". I was passing, watching the tower, saw the 29 on top of it. To me it is a hard race to win. The Japanese spent seven seasons in F1 but notably incurred the wrath of several of the sport's top drivers, including Michael Schumacher, while former Toyota boss Tsutomu Tomita branded him "reckless'".

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