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Summary

  1. Alonso out as engine blows, former F1 driver Takuma Sato wins
  2. Scott Dixon and Jay Howard survive huge crash as Dixon's car launched upwards and into wall
  3. Vettel wins in Monaco, Raikkonen 2nd, Ricciardo 3rd, Hamilton 7th
  4. Vettel takes lead from Raikkonen after pit stops - suspected team orders
  5. Indy 500 video highlights to come later

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose and Libby Dawes

All times stated are UK

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    The day belongs to Takuma Sato but chin up, Fernando, an Indy 500 win will be yours in the future.

    Here's the report on a dramatic Indy 500 and watch out for video highlights online later.

    That's it from us on an epic day of motorsport action. See you next time.

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    Sato

    Soak it up, Takuma. A worthy winner.

  3. 'A little too hard for me today'

    Helio Castroneves, who finished second: "My little girl congratulating me is what makes me smile. I want to thank the fans. You guys saw, it was a little too hard for me today. Congrats to Takuma Sato - he bumped me a couple of times, I was like "Wow this car is really unbreakable!"

    "I really tried hard! I think I bent the throttle pedal, I was pushing that hard!

    "When I saw the 77 car bounce back, I thought something was going to happen. When I saw the car flipping, I don't know how I held on, I think it was the guy upstairs holding on for me.

    "I want to thank my entire team. We fight together but it wasn't my day."

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  5. Get involved

    Kenny Kong: Since he won, Andretti & Honda should get Sato to do a 'reverse Alonso' and get him into an F1 race for McLaren, Japan GP maybe?

  6. 'The best feeling'

    Race winner Takuma Sato: "Unbelievable! It's the best feeling. It's beautiful. I can't thank enough this team. Hopefully the crowd enjoyed it!

    "With three laps to go I really didn't know but I just knew I had to go for it!"

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    Takuma Sato started 90 races during his time at BAR, Jordan and Super Aguri in Formula 1. His one and only podium was third place at the 2004 United States Grand Prix. It didn't quite work out for him in F1 but what a moment this is for the 40-year-old.

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    Takuma Sato is handed the winner's milk and he gleefully gulps it down before pouring the rest over his head.

    Sato celebrates
  10. Shock!

    Andretti Autosport team boss Michael Andretti: "I am in shock. We had such good cars and Takuma Sato came through. I am so happy for him. He drove so great. We have such good people on this team - unbelievable!"

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    Not all bad for Honda and as Takuma Sato gives Andretti Autosport their third win in four years.

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  13. "One of the best experiences of my career"

    Fernando Alonso after retiring from the race on lap 175: "I felt the noise and the engine friction so i backed off. It's a shame because I felt we deserved to finish and experience the last lap - who knows where we could have finished.

    "The whole thing has been a nice experience. The racing was fun and I am glad to been here with the best racers in the business.

    "It's early (to decide if he comes back) but I feel competitive and if I come back I will feel like I know what to expect so will use that next time.

    "Thanks to Indycar because this has been one of the best experiences of my career."

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    1) Sato 2) Castroneves 3) Jones 4) Chilton 5) Kanaan 6) Montoya 7) Rossi 8) Andretti 9) Chaves 10) Munoz 11) Carpenter 12) Rahal 13) Aleshin 14) Pagenaud 15) Saavedra 16) Hildebrand

  16. Chequered flag

    Takuma Sato wins the 101st Indy 500.

    Sato wins
  17. ONE LAP TO GO

    On to the final lap and Takuma Sato leads ahead of Helio Castroneves and Ed Jones. Max Chilton is fourth.

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    Helio Castroneves tries a move on the outside of Takuma Sato but can't get past. Probably one more bite of the cheery for Castroneves.