The Indianapolis 500, mythical race championship IndyCar in the US, has been neutralized for several minutes following a spectacular crash between Scott Dixon and Jay Howard. Both drivers, are safe.
The Indianapolis 500 was interrupted this Sunday, on the 55th of 200 laps after a particularly violent accident involving the New Zealander Scott Dixon unscathed from a dramatic crash organizers said. Starting from pole position, Dixon was in the lead pack when a belated rival, Briton Jay Howard, came into contact with the outside wall out of Turn 1.
Coming back down the track, he hit Dixon at full speed. The car of the New Zealanders took off and fell back violently against the security barriers. “Everything is fine, it was impossible to avoid Jay, he had no choice given the impact he made on the wall, but this accident shows the progress we made on security “ , explained Dixon on ABC television.
“I’m really disappointed for the team because we really had a great car”, he explained. A photographer was also slightly injured in the accident. In the clash, the mesh of the security fence was torn and race organizers have therefore left the red flag on for the time to fix it.Spaniard Fernando Alonso was leading the race at the time of the interruption. The French Simon Pagenaud was also doing well, he climbed from 23rd place to 15th grid position.