Although in previous interventions he had not made great performances (his best position had been 13th place in 2013 and 2015), fourth place on the grid this year put him as one of the candidates for victory.
To win he had to withstand the pressure of Brazilian Helio Castroneves (Team Penske), whom he finally defeated by only 201/1000. Third place was taken by a rookie: Ed Jones (Dale Coyne Racing), a British born in Dubai.
Who had no fortune was the Spanish Fernando Alonso, eventual teammate of the winner. The two-time Formula 1 champion, who came to lead the race for 27 laps, defected when he was in the leading lot due to the breakage of his car's Honda engine.
After getting out of the car and walking to the pits, Nano was applauded by the 300.000 people who filled the stands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Undoubtedly, a good sign of the approval of the Yankee public of the fighting spirit of the Asturian.
Argentine Ricardo Juncos' team also participated in this race for the first time. Without a doubt, his debut was excellent: Colombian Sebastián Saavedra finished 15th, six seconds behind Sato; while American Spencer Pigot finished 18th after six laps.
|1 º||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||42.000.000|
|2 º||Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari||35.000.000|
|3 º||Daniel Ricciardo||Renault||20.000.000|
|4 º||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||12.000.000|
|5 º||Nico Hülkenberg||Renault||8.000.000|
|6 º||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||8.000.000|
|7 º||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo Racing||6.000.000|
|8 º||Sergio Pérez||Racing Point||4.000.000|
|9 º||Carlos Sainz||McLaren||4.000.000|
|10 º||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||3.000.000|
|11 º||Romain Grosjean||Haas||2.000.000|
|12 º||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||2.000.000|
|13 º||Lance stroll||Racing Point||1.500.000|
|14 º||Pierre Gasly||Red Bull||1.500.000|
|15 º||Robert Kubica||Williams||1.000.000|
|16 º||Alexander albon||Toro Rosso||750.000|
|17 º||Daniil Kyvat||Toro Rosso||750.000|
|18 º||Lando Norris||McLaren||700.000|
|19 º||George Russell||Williams||500.000|
|20 º||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo Racing||500.000|