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‘Duck’ O’Ward crashes near the end of the Indy 500 and leaves the race

Posted in SPORTS on 5/28/2023 at 3:38 pm.

America.- monterey pilot, Patrick “Duck” O’Ward faced a the crash that forced him to leave the Indy 500, When he was third in the standings, with eight laps to go before the end of the race.

‘Pato’ lost control of his vehicle while trying to overtake Ericsson to finish second Battle for the win in the Indianapolis 500, Which ended up in the hands of American Joseph Newgarden.

The accident occurred when Reggio again tried to recover his position after the green flag, but was held up by the Swede and, after minor contact with the tyres, crashed into the outer wall.

Moments later he was hit at low speed by the Argentine Augustine Canapino, He had crashed a few meters back and had not yet fully braked his vehicle; The two drivers were able to exit their cars under their own power.

minutes later Arrows McLarenThe Mexican team announced that O’Ward had come out of a medical check-up after the crash.

‘Pato’ later talked about what happened in an interview, in which he said that Ericsson rightfully shut it down and gave him no room to continue fighting for the position.

“Yeah, I think he wasn’t good enough for me. I feel bad with the team, we had four very fast cars and a few laps left, i went for everything, I think it was great, I gave him space, but he didn’t give me.

Following the crash between the two Latino pilots and Simon Pagenaud, who crashed into the wall after coming into contact with Scott McLaughlin’s car, Second red flag of the competition.

Due to a crash near the end, Patricio O’Ward from Monterrey was unable to finish the race. credit: ABC Sports Archive

Testing resumed with four laps to go, but further contact between Ed Carpenter and Benjamin Pedersen forced another caution flag to appear.

Finally, the race ended with the last two laps Face-off between Newgarden and EricssonBut it was the American who stayed with the victory and celebrated with the fans in the stands.

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