The Argentine had a great race, but in the end a blow to the wall left him without brakes and he ended up wearing the Mexican Pato O’ Ward. “My hand was swollen from the blow, but nothing was broken,” he said.
Augustine Canapino will soon meet the goal of completing the Indianapolis 500 in his first participation, but an accident a few laps from the end forced the Argentine to abandon the traditional test of IndyCar.
A a different approach to the pits and a red flag left Canapino in third position with 15 laps to go. However, when the Titan continued, he had to go through the pits and he was again at the bottom of the pack.
The fight returned unrestrained to the green flag and Canapino took a punch in that fight, which left him without a brake and ended up hitting Mexican Pato O’Ward.
Canapino’s explanation for the accident that sent him out of Indianapolis
At the end of the race, the man from the reef told how the accident ended his first 500 mile experience: “We were in the top 15 with less than 10 laps to go, I relaunched tremendously, I was able to pass three cars and just when Pato (O’Ward) hit them they put a yellow flag. McLaughlin touches Pagenaud.”
“In that decline, Pagenaud was in front of me spinning and to avoid hitting him I also lost it (of the car) and went to the wall. A lot of bad luck, a big shame because we are near the end, with a big chance to get into the top 15 and why not fight for a top 10″, Canapino explained in a conversation with ESPN.
On how he is recovering after the heavy blow, Canapino highlighted: “Nothing luckily, all muscular. My hand was swollen from the blow, but nothing was broken. The medical staff of the category treated me very well, they did X-rays. I didn’t have any broken bones, just a strong blow to the wall. Then against Pato the car was out of control, there was no brake and it was thrown, I couldn’t see it, when I saw it I was about to crash and I hit it unintentionally”.
The Indianapolis 500 went to Josef Newgarden
After the accident ended Canapino’s careera new red flag appeared and a near full speed was left at the end of 500 miles.
Finally, American Josef Newgarden (Team Penske), Indy Lights champion in 2011, he was proclaimed the winner for the first time in his careerby defeating the Swedish in a hand-to-hand duel of the final meters Marcus Ericsson, which came from the success of the previous edition.
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