ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACCOLADES
FORMULA ONE – MONACO GRAND PRIX
May was also a month of certain accomplishments and due accolades. Formula One kicked off “the greatest day in motorsports,” Memorial Day weekend in the U. S., May 28th with the 75th running of the Grand Prix of Monaco.
Scudderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, the current series point leader, came from the second place starting grid position to win the race and extend his championship points lead over the UK’s Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsports Lewis Hamilton.
This was a monumental moment for the Ferrari factory team as it marked a clear return to winning and rededication to the company’s original foundation and philosophy that they only sell commercial road going cars to build race winning cars.
Ferrari extends its lead in the manufacturer’s championship run with Vettel’s win and teammate Kimi Raikkonen’s second place finish as the Mercedes drivers of Valterri Bottas and Hamilton finishing fourth and seventh, respectively.
Congratulations are in order for Sebastian and the entire Scudderia Ferrari team.
INDYCAR – INDIANAPOLIS 500-MILE RACE
Memorial Day weekend is celebrated in the U. S. motorsports world by the traditional running of “the Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” otherwise known as the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. The Indy 500 race series first run in 1911 and most years ever since with the exception of 1917 and 1918, the years of World War I.
This year courageous and speedy winner was the ever focused and hardworking Takuma Sato of the Andretti Autosports team.
Sato cut his teeth racing Formula Three cars in the early 1990s earning his way up to Formula One cars at the beginning of this century before making the move to the Indycar series in 2010.
Winning the big race forever changes Takuma joins an elite group of drivers who’s lives.
Congratulations to Takuma and it will be a pleasure to see his face immortalized on the Borg Warner Championship race trophy forever.