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Indianapolis 500 cut off by brutal accident

Indianapolis 500 cut off by brutal accident

The Indianapolis 500 was interrupted for 20 minutes after 55 of 200 laps after a violent accident involving New Zealander Scott Dixon, who was unharmed after a spectacular flight of his vehicle.
Starting from pole, Dixon was in the lead group when a more retarded opponent, Britain’s Jay Howard, made contact with the outer wall of the first corner and bounced to hit Dixon’s car.
The New Zealander’s car veered into the air and fell violently against the safety barriers.
“Okay, it was impossible to avoid Jay, I had no choice, given the impact against the wall, but this accident shows the progress we made in safety,” Dixon, winner of the test in 2008, told ABC television. .
“I am very disappointed in the team because we really had a great car,” he explained.
A photographer was also slightly injured in the accident.
In the crash, the mesh of the safety fence broke, so the race organizers left the warning signal until it was repaired.
The race continued after exactly 18 minutes and 30 seconds of interruption, but a yellow flag was waved quickly after another contact with the wall, this time lighter, of the car of the American Conor Daly.
In the race this year the Spanish Fernando Alonso, double champion of Formula 1, makes his debut.

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