Two of the world’s most prestigious automobile races were held on May 28. Takuma Sato, a 40-year-old Japanese, won the Indianapolis 500 (also known as the Indy 500) and Sebastian Vettel, a 29-year-old German (image), won the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Monaco Grand Prix is a 160-mile (260-km) long race held in the streets of Monaco. The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the Formula One (F1) series races. F1 consists of a series of races called Grand Prix held in different cities all over the world. The results of all the Grand Prix races are combined to determine the overall winner of the F1 World Drivers’ Championship. This year, there are going to be 20 Grand Prix races.
The Indy 500 was quite a close race! Sato won by 0.2011 seconds, making him the first Japanese driver to win the race. The Indy 500 is a 500-mile (800-km) long race held every year in the city of Indianapolis, United States. It is one of the oldest car races in the world and is often referred to as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”. The first Indy 500 was held over 100 years ago in 1911. The Indy 500 has many traditions, but one very unique one is that the winner drinks milk after the race.
Did you know?
If you think Sato winning by 0.2011 seconds is close, this was the sixth-closest finish in Indy 500 history.
Image Credits: https://twitter.com/HondaJP for Sato’s image, https://www.formula1.com for Vettel’s image
Sources: http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, https://www.formula1.com