Japanese ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 as Fernando Alonso’s hopes faded not long after half distance.

Alonso was 15th when he lost a lap to a car problem with 75 laps to go. The double world champion, who returns to F1 in 2021, finished 21st.

Sato was leading from Scott Dixon when a crash with three laps left forced the race to finish behind the safety car.
Dixon led 111 of the 200 laps but Sato passed him after the final pit stops.
It was the 43-year-old’s second Indy 500 win, after his maiden victory in 2017.

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