IndyCar’s Alexander Rossi Performs Stunning Save At Texas 600

Ex-Formula One driver and current IndyCar ace Alexander Rossi made an unbelievable save during the Texas 600 over the weekend.

Towards the end of the race, Colton Herta and Scott Dixon were jostling for position. When Dixon forced Herta to the inside of the track, the racer dropped a wheel on the apron of the circuit and slid into the side of Dixon. The two cars careened sideways down the track after impact and if it wasn’t for his quick reflexes, Alexander Rossi could have speared into them.

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Onboard footage from Rossi’s car shows the 27-year-old U.S. racer narrowly avoiding collecting the cars of his competitors. However, as he swerved into the apron, the car started to fishtail but remarkably, Rossi was able to save the slide at roughly 180 mph (290 km/h) with a healthy dose of opposite lock. He even had the presence of mind to change the fuel maps on his car in the middle of the slide.

Those without much motorsport knowledge often query the difficulty of driving an IndyCar at high speed around an oval circuit. Sure, tracks used in other series’ such as Formula One have more twists and turns, but Indy racers drive at such remarkable speeds that even the slightest mistake can prove extremely costly and dangerous. Slamming into a concrete wall at over 200 mph (320 km/h) isn’t fun, after all.

  • Don D

    Yes, amazing save at 200+ mph! Half of IndyCar’s schedule is on road and street courses if you don’t know…

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