A victory of almost 2.4 M €: the list of prizes of the Indy 500

That is the figure that Simon Pagenaud takes as winner in Indianapolis of a total bag of almost 12 million euros in prizes.

Following Rossi and Sato in a final round of infarction that made the 300,000 spectators who filled the stands of Indianapolis rise from their seats, Simon Pagenaud entered the history of the 500 Miles as the winner of its 103rd edition. Drink the liter of milk waiting for the winner as soon as you get out of the car, put on the laurel wreath, see your face stamped on the Borg-Warner trophy ... There are many things that make winning the Indy 500 even more special, and between they are also succulent prize.

The organization of the IndyCar has published the official list of prizes taken by the riders who played the race and, of the total bag of 11,708,960 euros, the French correspond to no less than 2,388. 294. Almost 2.4 million just for him. A figure that is well above the one that leads the next classified, the 679,199 that wins Rossi with his second position, less than a third of the prize of Pagenaud. Meanwhile, the third place gives Sato a few despicable 483,517 euros.

In this case, the rewards respect the order of the classification of the race, but it is not always. There are exceptions, such as Ed Carpenter (€ 403,088), the sixth, more than Will Power (397.720) despite having finished one position further back. And another case is that of Colton Herta, who only gave three laps and who pocketed 314,070 euros, more than many of those who saw the checkered flag, for example Oriol Serviá (181.886). But nobody comes close to the Pagenaud figure. Another reason to celebrate his triumph in a big way ...

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