Fernando Alonso won the Spanish Grand Prix in front of his home fans Sunday to close the gap on championship leader Sebastian Vettel and get back in the Formula One title race in Barcelona, Spain.
Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen finished second for the third straight race, with Alonso’s Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa in third as most drivers chose a four-stop strategy due to ongoing problems with Pirelli’s fast-degrading tires.
Alonso won his second race this season.
Carlos Munoz shot straight to the top of the Indianapolis 500 speed chart Sunday.
A little more than 24 hours after passing his rookie test, the Colombian narrowly averted a collision with teammate Marco Andretti in the first turn and posted the fastest lap in two practice sessions by going 223.023 mph on a cold, windy day.
Despite the near mishap, Andretti Autosport still claimed five of the top six spots. Defending series champ Ryan Hunter-Reay posted Sunday’s second-fastest time at 222.825. Venezuela’s E.J. Viso was third at 222.523. Andretti was fourth at 222.485 and James Hinchcliffe was sixth at 220.907.
The only non-Andretti driver among the top six was Penske rookie AJ Allmendinger, who was fifth at 221.279.