Relive the 500 Indianapolis 2024 in live text

Follow the 108th edition of the Indy 500 with live commentary, with the presence of Kyle Larson, the expected domination of the Penskes, the return of Hélio Castroneves and Romain Grosjean.

Published on 26/05/2024 à 22:21

Medhi Casaurang

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Relive the 500 Indianapolis 2024 in live text

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A few hours after the Monaco Grand Prix, it's time to move on to the 108th edition of the Indianapolis 500. The American event, counting for the championshipIndyCar, is one of the jewels of the motorsport season. Over 200 laps, 33 drivers will fight on the 4,022 kilometer oval to win one of the most spectacular races on the calendar.

> You can follow the live evolution of the ranking via the official IndyCar Live Timing, available here.

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Relive the race live with commentary


1 lap: O'Ward passes but no, it's Newgarden who takes the lead from the outside of turn 3 and wins the Indy 500!!

2 laps: O'Ward deliberately slows down to stay in Newgarden's aspi!

4 laps: We exchange, Newgarden takes the lead again!

5 laps: O'Ward takes 1st place at Newgarden for the first time in the competition!!

6 laps: Palou and McLaughlin pass Kirkwood, they are 5th and 6th.

7 laps: O'Ward passes Red for 2nd place and Newgarden is in the lead again!!

8 laps: Rossi is leader ahead of Newgarden and O'Ward. Dixon still 4th but he doesn't seem able to attack.

11 laps to go: Rossi has to save fuel but still trades his lead with Newgarden!

13 laps to go: Newgarden fights Rossi for the lead while O'Ward passes Dixon for 3rd place!

16 laps to go: Newgarden reports vibrations in his car. He remains in the lead.

19 laps before the end: Rossi passes Dixon for 2nd place after Dixon cannot find the opening on Canapino!

179/200: We always have the same group at the forefront. Impossible to choose a favorite! The battle is intense.

175/200: Newgarden takes the regular lead over Dixon! Rossi is 3rd, O'Ward 4th, Palou 5th!

172/200: O'Ward's turn, Dixon, Castroneves to go to the pits.

171/200: Newgarden, McLaughlin, Daly pit. Dixon takes the lead and picks up the pace!

170/200: Rossi is the first to turn towards the stands.

165/200: Excellent understanding between Alexander Rossi and Pato O'Ward, who exchange 1st place at each lap.

REPLAY. Will Power's accident:

156/200: Here we go again! HUGE relaunch of Newgarden which offers 4 cars! In front, the two McLaren de Rossi and O'Ward race as a team to trade leadership and offer a little inspiration to each other!

154/200: The engineers indicate that there will be no need to save fuel until the end of the race. Everyone is going to roll their balls hard!

151/200: Message from former IndyCar driver Sage Karam on Twitter: “ I think this yellow flag allows everyone to adopt the same strategy. And now hold on to your seats because these restarts are going to get wild. »

150/200: There are 50 laps left to go.

REPLAY. Rookie Larson's excessive speed entering the pits, a typical mistake made by beginners at Indy:

147/200: 💥 Big surprise! Will Power makes a mistake all alone while trying to hold the outside line in turn 1 against Christian Rasmussen! The 2018 Indy winner retires but is unhurt. The race is neutralized.

146/200: Dixon came back into the match for the first places thanks to an offbeat tactic! He is 3rd but virtually 1st:

140/200: When we tell you that it's very hot!!

136/200: Huge fight at the front of the race! We no longer know who is in front of whom! Palou is back on the McLaughlin Newgarden Ferrucci group!

133/200: ⚠️ Drive-through for Larson, guilty of speeding at the entrance to the pit lane! Terrible for the champion NASCAR !

131/200: Newgarden pits first. One lap later, it was the turn of McLaughlin, Larson, Canapino, Simpson and Ilott.

129/200: Two rookies are in the top 10. Larson is 6th and Christian Rasmussen (Dale Coyne Racing) is 8th.

127/200: The defending champion Newgarden goes on the offensive. The American passes Rossi and McLaughlin in a few minutes to take control!

122/200: It's 18:43 p.m. in Indianapolis and the NBC commentators indicate that the temperature of the track is dropping drastically, under the effect of the sun which is getting lower and the clouds which are piling up in the sky!

120/200: Interesting situation. The Penskes are cut in two. McLaughlin is leader but Rossi is 2nd for Arrow McLaren ahead of Newgarden. Ferrucci is 4th.

119/200: Come on, let's go again! Green flag!

118/200: This is the 7th interruption of the race at Indianapolis.

REPLAY. Hunter-Reay's big scare against Dixon:

114/200: 💥 Marco Andretti hits the wall at turn 1 and is forced to retire! Sad way to end his 19th participation in the Indy 500. Marco Andretti is the son of Michael Andretti, and the grandson of Mario Andretti.

REPLAY. O'Ward's huge save:

110/200: Here is the current ranking:

107/200: 🟡Yellow flag waved due to contact between 2014 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and Scott Dixon. Hunter-Reay returns to the pit with a torn muzzle.

105/200: The halfway mark has been reached. Larson briefly rose to 6th place but the 2021 NASCAR champion then lost two places to Palou and Rossi.

98/200: For your information, 20 laps were completed under yellow flags and five neutralizations have already taken place.

93/200: Ferrucci passes McLaughlin to virtually move into 2nd! Drive-through penalty for Kirkwood for his incident in the pits.

REPLAY: McLaughlin's daring attack

88/200: The race is neutralized and the pit-stop ballet returns. Newgarden takes the opportunity to overtake his teammate McLaughlin in the lead!

Kirkwood pushes Ilott who misses his box spot. Carpenter is also embarrassed.

86/200: 💥It's over for Colton Herta! The Andretti driver hit the wall while he was in the leading group!

85/200: We take a complete look at the ranking:

80/200: McLaughlin reports a stubborn clutch! The Kiwi remains in the lead ahead of Herta and Newgarden but his next pit stops could give him a cold sweat…

REPLAY: Rossi sticks out his elbows in the pits:

69/200: Great effort from McLaughlin to move up to 2nd behind Robb while Rossi loses ground (8th)!

65/200: 🟢 The race is back on track!

63/200: Rinus VeeKay, 15th, must let the entire peloton pass because he was found guilty of leaving the pits too dangerously! Placed under investigation, Rossi gets away without any sanction.

60/200: It was hot in the pit lane! The ranking has changed greatly. The biggest loser in this sequence is Ferrucci who slips to 8th place. Alex Rossi passes McLaughlin, and becomes virtual leader, while Herta is virtually 3rd.

Romain Grosjean moved up to 16th just behind Castroneves, but ahead of oval experts Takuma Sato and Pato O'Ward.

56/200: 🛠️ Felix Rosenqvist slows down and smoke comes from the exhausts of his Dallara; its Honda engine gives up the ghost! This is the third Honda block to break this evening, after that of Legge and Armstrong! The race is neutralized. Of the 3 cars entered by Meyer Shank Racing, only that of veteran Hélio Castroneves remains in the running.

REPLAY: Linus Lundqvist's race-ending accident:

49/200: We are a quarter of the way through the race! Here is the ranking:

39/200: Things are going bad for Power. The Australian fell to 14th behind Larson without making a mistake!

35/200: McLaughlin took the lead ahead of Daly and Ferrucci. Kyle Larson is 14th, Romain Grosjean 20th.

32/200: We take stock of the top 11. Conor Daly and Sting Ray Robb lead the race because they did not stop in the pits. McLaughlin is therefore the virtual leader ahead of Santino Ferrucci, who overtook Josef Newgarden and Will Power on the restart. Christian Lundgaard and Graham Rahal also have to pit.

28/200: 💥 Barely one restart and we still have a car in the picture! This is rookie Linus Lundqvist. The Swede crashed into the first corner while trying to overtake a competitor late. He is unhurt but the race is interrupted a third time...

25/200: The first pit stops have been made and no incidents have been reported, which is already a feat because the Indianapolis pit lane often gives rise to an unspeakable mess!

22/200: ❌ Another Honda engine that gives up the ghost! This time it's Katherine Legge who returns to the pits to retire. The race is neutralized a second time.

16/200: The three Penskes lead the race with McLaughlin 1st. Colton Herta gained 5 places and finds himself 9th.

11/200: The race resumes but Kyle Larson completely misses his restart! He fell to 14th place because he slipped and put 3rd gear instead of 1st! The restart procedure is also under investigation...

7/200: Retirement confirmed for Armstrong, who broke his Honda V6 turbo!

6/200: It should nevertheless be noted that Scott Dixon produced the best takeoff. The New Zealander, winner in 2008, overtook 6 cars in the first corner!

Mechanical problem for Marcus Armstrong! The mechanics removed the engine cover from his Dallara. This doesn't smell good...

4/200: The ranking has barely changed since the starting grid:

3/200: Here is the start and the pile-up at the first corner. Blomqvist went too low in the curve and lost grip. Ericsson couldn't avoid it and Ilott hit Fittipaldi. The race is neutralized.

1 / 200: And already a big one, from the first turn! This happened at the end of the peloton. Everyone seems unharmed. It's over for Marcus Ericsson, Pietro Fittipaldi, Tom Blomqvist!

22:45 p.m.: 🟢 Here we go!

22:43 p.m.: Mechanical problem for Callum Ilott! The Englishman complains about the gearbox and returns to the pits. His Arrow McLaren team is replacing his steering wheel but it doesn't seem to be getting any better...

22:42 p.m.: The cars run for several warm-up laps.

22:38 p.m.: The Captain, Roger Penske, launched the famous “Drivers, start your engines” and the engines are starting!

22:34 p.m.: Scott McLaughlin takes advantage of the Frenchman’s advice simon pagenaud, winner in 2019 with Team Penske. The Frenchman lent him all his notebooks written over the last 10 years!

22:33 p.m.: Kyle Larson is the first NASCAR Cup Series driver to compete in the Indy 500 since Kurt Busch 10 years ago.

22:32 p.m.: We see again how Josef Newgarden won the 2023 edition on the very last lap after three red flags:

22:30 p.m.: This is America!

22:28 p.m.: According to our special correspondent, the Penske have chosen to disengage the wings as much as possible, just like Rinus VeeKay. They will not use a Gurney flap on the rear wing, and should therefore go faster in a straight line due to less air resistance. On the other hand, handling in turns will be more hazardous.

22:27 p.m.: Hélio Castroneves has the opportunity to become the only record holder for victories this evening. The Brazilian has 4 successes, as many as AJ Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears.

22:23 p.m.: The typically American pre-race festivities have begun:

22:10 p.m.: Good evening to all fans! You will be able to follow the highlights of the 500 Indianapolis 2024 right here. The start of the race was delayed due to showers. The green flag will be waved at exactly 22:44 p.m. mainland France time!

Here is the starting grid for this event:


For the second time since 1988, Team Penske monopolized the front row, with pole position for Scott McLaughlin ahead of Will Power and defending champion Josef Newgarden. The second row promises sparks with 500 Indy 2016 winner Alexander Rossi (Arrow McLaren), rookie NASCAR expert Kyle Larson (Arrow McLaren Hendrick) and offensive Santino Ferrucci (AJ Foyt Racing, 3rd in 2023) .

The winning drivers started from the front row 45 times, or a proportion of 42%, which bodes well for Team Penske. But the last three editions of the Indy 500 have been won by drivers starting from eighth, fifth and seventeenth position respectively. Over the past 13 years, 10 winners have started from a line other than first. Six of these winners were qualifiers beyond 10th place. Newgarden won from 17th last year.

The most experienced row is row #7, with 62 career starts (Marco Andretti 18, Helio Castroneves 23, Scott Dixon 21). The least experienced ranks are ranks 8 and 9, with two career starts (rank 8: Agustin Canapino 1, Sting Ray Robb 1, Christian Rasmussen 0; rank 9; Tom Blomqvist 0, Romain Grosjean 2, Linus Lundqvist 0).

The only woman entered this year, Katherine Legge (Dale Coyne Racing) will start from 31st position.

Medhi Casaurang

Passionate about the history of motorsport across all disciplines, I learned to read thanks to AUTOhebdo. At least that's what my parents tell everyone when they see my name inside!

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