How much money did Castroneves make for his victory in the Indianapolis 500?

The figure fell short of the nearly $ 2009 million he made in XNUMX for his third win.

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The victory of Helio Castroneves in the 105rd edition of the Indianapolis 500 came with a check for u $ s 1.828.305, just over 20 percent of the u $ s 8.854.565 that IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway brought into play in this new version of the legendary test.

Helio CastronevesThe award that the Brazilian received in 2021 represents an increase of almost half a million dollars compared to the amount received by the Japanese Takuma Sato for winning the competition in 2020 ($ 1.370.500).

Also, the total bag of this opportunity increased by more than $ 1.3 million compared to last year. Originally, Roger Penske, chairman of the series and the layout, had promised $ 15 million in prize moneyyes, but the pandemic of coronavirus made that impossible. Finally, there was at stake u $ s 7.502.500, the lowest amount of money since 1991 ($ 7.009.150).

Looking back on Castroneves' other three wins at Indy, in 2009 he took u $ s 3.048.005, which was the highest amount paid to a winner in the history of the race. While for his first two victories in 2001 and 2002 he won u $ s 1.270.475 y u $ s 1.606.215respectively.

THE INDIÁNAPOLIS 500 MILE AWARDS 2021

POS PILOT AWARDS (in US $)
1 Helio Castroneves 1.828.305
2 Alex Palou 649.305
3 Simon Pagenaud 403.305
4 Pato O'Ward 343.305
5 Ed carpenter 286.305
6 Santino Ferrucci 157.305
7 Sage karam 162.305
8 Rinus VeeKay 302.805
9 Juan Pablo Montoya 135.305
10 Tony Canaan 130.305
11 Marcus Ericsson 225.305
12 Josef Newgarden 220.305
13 Conor Daly 212.305
14 Takuma Sato 222.305
15 JR Hilderand 110.305
16 Colton herta 252.305
17 Scott Dixon 316.205
18 Jack Harvey 200.305
19 Marco Andretti 100.305
20 Scott McLaughlin 151.305
21 James hinchcliffe 200.305
22 Ryan Hunter-Reay 200.305
23 Dalton kellett 200.305
24 Max Chilton 200.305
25 Pietro Fittipladi 210.305
26 Sebastien Bourdais 200.305
27 Felix rosenqvist 214.305
28 Ed jones 200.305
29 Alexander Rossi 200.305
30 Will Power 200.305
31 Simona de silvestro 100.305
32 Graham rahal 217.305
33 Stefan wilson 100.305

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