A Winning Strategy: Inside Alexander Rossi’s Indy 500 Win! – Motor Trend Presents



On this installment of Motor Trend Presents, we reveal the true story of rookie driver Alexander Rossi’s improbable comeback win in the 100th running of the Indy 500. Co-owner Bryan Herta’s risky fuel-saving strategy helped power Rossi as he outlasted the leaders and crossed the finish line moments before his fuel ran out. Featuring interviews from Alexander Rossi, Bryan Herta, Michael Andretti and other team members and experts, plus race day radio communications that bring audiences into the action during the nail-biting victory.

35 thoughts on “A Winning Strategy: Inside Alexander Rossi’s Indy 500 Win! – Motor Trend Presents

  1. Is anyone watching this after seeing him on the Amazing Race?

  2. Anyone know the music from this?

  3. Skalex Pro says:

    99999999999999999

  4. Corey Greika says:

    Alexander Rossi new favorite bye bye Helio

  5. Alex got 2 laps out of 0.65 gal, well 1 and 2/3s or whenever Alex ran out of fuel on final lap, that alone is one of the most remarkable aspects of this story.

  6. Eric Elkins says:

    Great combination of commercial and beautiful documentary footage. Well done!! Sponsors are definitely a must in Motorsport so it's all good.

  7. zukacs says:

    castrol edge lol 1:44

  8. zukacs says:

    how can u americans make everything so dramatic ?

  9. Amca Amca says:

    (MGL Fan ) Alex is a great driver. I wish he would have gotten the backing to make a REAL effort in F1. It would be nice to have a strong American driver representing the United States at the very top of auto racing. Me too…

  10. Amca Amca says:

    88 years later american rookie Win Alexander Rossi !!!

  11. so he won a race without racing….great !

  12. Forza Alonso!!!

  13. Andi S says:

    Who come here after see Alonso going to drive for Indycar 500 in 2017 , instead of Monaco ?

  14. Oil commercial or not, this was one AWESOME video. In my best Dave Colabro gravely voice, "WOW"!!!

  15. ChicagoCrew says:

    I WANT CASTROL MOTOR OIL

  16. Alex Rossi Formula 1

  17. Chills!

  18. M PB says:

    hey you fuck where do you get the balls to run down olive garden , olive garden is awesome

  19. Robert Kroll says:

    Alex is a great driver.  I wish he would have gotten the backing to make a REAL effort in F1.  It would be nice to have a strong American driver representing the United States at the very top of auto racing.

  20. a work of art.

  21. best oil commercial I've ever seen

  22. I was there on turn 4 when he stopped and got out of his car

  23. Wow looks same strategy winning of dan wheldon

  24. so basically this was a fucking commercial for castrol oil

  25. Its a shame he never truly got to race full time in F1. What he and the team managed to pull off that day was a hat trick. This video basically sums up all the magic that exists in motorsports.

  26. Man, this is a topnotch commercial, but what an amazing win !!
    Great strategy, great teamwork, great driver, well deserved

  27. Castrol commercial? I'm glad it's good for F1. It blows in motorcycles.

  28. DEADLOK69 says:

    I was about to mention that he should go and get an endorsement with Maxwell House. Because of the pitch quote "Good to the last drop". But he has Alaska Coffee Roasting Company.

  29. Roper BMW says:

    AWSOME Video… Way to go ROSSI… NOTHING BUT HATERS OUT THERE….

  30. Michael Cobb says:

    great team and driving incredible win

  31. Everyone is commenting about his "secret", the truth is that F1 and IRC cars both have fuel mapping options and many other controls integrated into the computers (all within the rules – including how fast the throttle response it)… it might just be something that he found works good with his driving style to make the extra MPG and doesn't want to let it out – he doesn't come to your job and tell you how to mop the floors or kick the bucket on you, let's not knock his talent as a professional either.

  32. Alexanders story is great. You ruined it by making it a cheesy oil commercial.

  33. At first I felt a little duped at the end when this all came crashing down as one big ad. I thought, "SERIOUSLY?" But then I thought about it and that's gotta be one of the best ads I've seen. At least it wasn't plastered all over and made too obvious. So although the plug felt REALLY out of place and unnatural I have to say I would like more of these. All-in-all… well done.

  34. samghost13 says:

    A Hero Story! Fantastic Indy Race!
    Congratulations

  35. mgrande11 says:

    I hate it when I get tricked into watching commercials,  which is why Old Spice enhances confidence and commands female attention. And that’s a pretty fancy trick indeed, provided you always buy products only really cool men buy.

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