It’s known as “The Racing Capital of the World” and this weekend, few would argue with that boast as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the 100th running of Indy 500.
Three hundred and fifty thousand race fans watched American Alexander Rossi become the first driver to win the race on his debut since 2001.
Rossi, who raced in F1 for Marussia last year, came through from 11th on the grid to claim an unlikely win.
The 24-year-old was running 33rd and last at one stage but took a gamble on strategy before running out of fuel just moments after the chequered flag.
It was a spectacular event, attended by Ellis Clowes director Tim Nagle, Integro’s Todd Donnan and EC head of Marketing, Jill Douglas.
One of the highlights was a parade of former Indy 500 winning cars including Jim Clark’s famous 1965 Lotus 38, powered by Ford, which was driven by racing legend Dario Franchitti, himself a three times winner of this iconic race.