Alexander Rossi has become an integral part of the history of the Indianapolis 500-Mile race, every time that the american rider has managed to win the hundredth edition of one of the most prestigious races in the world. Maybe the race was not the end more vibrant, but the real unique thing is that the ex-pilot of Formula 1 won thanks to a perfect strategy in which you saved the last pit stop, time which allowed him to cross the finish line out of gas, but ahead of Carlos Munoz and Josef Newgarden, his two main rivals in the final straight.
despite the ‘fuel gamble’, 36 laps completed by Alexander Rossi to get reach the finish line with a stop less or its great performance during the entire test, what is certain is that the triumph of Alexander Rossi has gone down in history for many other reasons, the margin of victory in the hundredth edition of the 500 Miles of Indianapolis. In this aspect, Alexander Rossi has become the seventh-youngest rider ever to win the test, as well as being the pilot who has achieved at a younger age since the victory of Jacques Villeneuve in 1995.
however, the most outstanding aspect of this victory is that Alexander Rossi is the ninth ‘rookie’ to win the Indianapolis 500-Mile race. Only nine debutants have gotten the win in his first participation in Indianapolis, being the fourth to get it in what can be considered the modern age of the race. In this way, Rossi is added to the list that includes Ray Harroun (1911), Jules Goux (1913), Rene Thomas (1914), Frank Lockhart (1926), George Souders (1927), Graham Hill (1966), Juan Pablo Montoya (2000) and Hélio Castroneves (2001).
Taking into account this list, Alexander Rossi is the fourth pilot
american who achieved this feat and the first to reach the
victory in the Indianapolis 500-Mile race under a flag of the country from
1927. Being the first to score the victory as a ‘rookie’ in a way
absolute since 2001, the triumph of Rossi is tied to that
got Montoya in the year 2000, since the triumph of the former
pilot Manor was forged by a margin of 4.4 seconds over Carlos
Muñoz. These 4.4 seconds involve the advantage of broader view in Indianapolis from the
victory in the 84th edition of the own Juan Pablo Montoya.
in Addition, the triumph of Alexander Rossi has great emotional value,
any time the american was at the beginning of the season composed and without
team. However, in just a few months the story has turned full
until such a point that Rossi has won the edition number 100 of the 500 Miles of
Indianapolis with a car of Bryan Herta and Michael Andretti. And the truth is
despite its work of co-owner, Rossi has returned to Bryan Herta to what
highest Indianapolis. His last victory was with the ill-fated Dan Wheldon
behind the wheel at the centenary of this legendary event.