Why Alonso's Indy ending doesn't matter

Why Alonso's Indy ending doesn't matter

The fairytale didn't end as it was supposed to, but Fernando Alonso gave it a very good go. His approach to, and performance at, Indy means the only thing his retirement 'blemished' is the record book

Once again Helio Castroneves came up short in his bid to win a fourth Indianapolis 500, the Penske driver finishing second to Takuma Sato, who gave Andretti Autosport its third victory in five years. Always quick, if sometimes a little too brave for his own good, Sato is popular in IndyCar, as he was in Formula 1, and his win was very well received.

Undoubtedly, though, the story of the weekend - of the event - was Fernando Alonso, who created a huge impression, both on the track and off, in what was for him a totally unfamiliar environment.

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