Pressure? What pressure? If you are Alexander Rossi, an American from California, it doesn't get better than that. Just being in the race, representing America, apple pie and ice cream and sending a message to a new generation of racing fans that Indycars are really cool can be a reward in itself.
How about imagining you win this sucker, you become an overnight star and your life changes forever? Well that's what young Alex Rossi might have been thinking at some point in the 500 mile race. Then the gremlins of doubt come marching into your thoughts. You know you have a fast car, but you probably don't have enough gas to make it to the end and with a splash and go pit stop you might hope for 5th or 6th.
Stop- Think- Calculate. That's what Andretti Autosport and the Bryan Herta team did when they came up with a fuel saving strategy early enough in the race to make a difference. But even with all the calculating and coaching Alex over the radio there were doubts it would work. Add to that Alex was experimenting with these fuel saving tips on the fly in the middle of the biggest race he's ever been in and you will appreciate there was some magic involved with the young lad's talented drive.
Alex is no stranger to racing and he has an impressive resume including having raced in Formula 1. There's no question he has the talent to win. The will to win can make the difference as this was demonstrated at the 100th running of the Indy 500. So I recommend you read the attached article giving a detailed account of his historic win and savor the thought that you can approach life's important goals with a winning spirit and you can accomplish miracles too! Let this be an inspiration for all of us. Click below for the full story by Marshall Pruett. I know you will enjoy it.
Alex Rossi's Historic Drive
Some pictures of Alex at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix in March 2016:
Alex, Good Luck For The Rest of The Season
Indycars are going to race at Watkins Glen Labor Day Weekend! See link below for tickets: