Paddock Buzz: Helio Rolls Out 2021 Winning Car for Test

Helio Castroneves was plagued by electronic issues during a large chunk of the opening two-hour veteran session of the Indy 500 Open Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he still ended up logging 26 laps and set the second-best speed at 224.280 mph, which was just .050 of a mph off the top speed by reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Marcus Ericsson. The special chassis did not run at Texas Motor Speedway earlier in the month. Arrow McLaren revealed its Triple Crown liveries to celebrate McLaren’s 60th anniversary for this year’s 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 28. 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Rossi has yet to talk with “Lone Star JR” about the retro look, but he will and hopes to replicate similar success May 28. “I’ve talked to him before but not specifically about the livery,” Rossi said. Rossi also believes it will “be a very special” for Rutherford when he sees it in person for the first time. Grosjean drove in the same livery in his first Indianapolis 500 start last May.

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