Indy 500 – Santino Ferrucci, obstacle course in circles

Indy 500 – Santino Ferrucci, obstacle course in circles

There are pilots who did not leave the difference. Like other movies, you either love them or you hate them. In Europe, sports fans are leaning more towards the second category regarding Santino Ferrucci. But in Indianapolis, where the Indy 500 takes place this Sunday, May 28, the 24-year-old driver is getting some good press. Here, we are only talking about motorsport, not about his sometimes rash positions (pro-Trump and alleged racist remarks towards India Arjun Maini in F2 in 2018).

From his political point of view, it is not surprising to see the cloth worn by Santino Ferrucci: the flag of the United States, that’s all. Apparently, it’s amazing! It is actually a partnership with Homes for our Troops, a public organization that aims to raise funds to build rehabilitated homes for post-September 11 war veterans in the United States.

We are writing all this to you because Santino Ferrucci, you will likely see him on television on Sunday (departure at 6:30 pm French time). He actually set the 4th fastest time in qualifying, in between the Chip Ganassi Racing and Arrow McLaren weapons. What is performance? Simply because his AJ Foyt Racing team is the most conventional structure in IndyCar, whether in terms of human resources or economics.

“I like this outsider atmosphere, Said Santino Ferrucci during the media day on Thursday, May 25, in which AUTO participatedevery week. These two teams (IRC and AM) triple or even quadruple our budget! Fighting against them, and making them vulnerable, is a very pleasant feeling. »

Jokes with a very motivated friend Santino! “ I’ve had decent results in recent years in Indianapolis (7th, 4th, 6th and 10th since 2019. Editor’s note). I’m a competitor and I know my car is probably one of three or four that can win the Indy 500. In practice on Monday, I was able to get through the pack without a problem.

I’m not afraid if something bad happens and drops me to the bottom of the standings during the race. It’s nice to know that your car is better. This takes a lot of weight off your shoulders because you don’t have to force yourself to stay in the lead group at all costs. » Santino Ferrucci, the man to watch at the Indy 500!