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Alex Rossi Indy 500

Joy and (some) confusion: Twitter reacts to Alexander Rossi’s Indy 500 win

Winning the Indy 500 is a milestone achievement for any racing driver, being part of the Triple Crown of motorsport.

Winning the 100th running of the event though? That’s a surefire way to go down in the history books, as Alexander Rossi did, competing in his first Indy 500.

TheΒ American, who previously raced in F1 for Manor and Caterham and is currently Manor’s test driver, managed to coast across the line in sensational fashion. While rival racers opted for a splash and dash pit stop several laps from the end, Rossi managed to save fuel by coasting at every opportunity.

His motorsport peers across the pond expressed delight.

As did his IndyCar peers…

“Who is Alex Rossi?” wondered a few social media users…

The race wasn’t without incident though…


Header image via Indycar Series/Chris Owens.

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