The Greatest Race in History: The 2001 Indianapolis 500
The month of May is always an exciting time for race fans as the Indy 500 approaches. But in 2001, the race took on an added level of excitement as the world awaited the return of Formula One superstar Michael Schumacher to the track. Schumacher had been sidelined for several months with a broken leg, and the anticipation was high as to whether or not he could win the race.
The field was stacked with some of the best drivers in the world, including Juan Pablo Montoya, Gil de Ferran, and of course, Michael Schumacher. The race did not disappoint, as it was one of the closest and most exciting in history.
Schumacher took the lead early on, but was quickly challenged by Montoya. The two drivers battled back and forth for the lead, swapping the lead several times. With just a few laps to go, Montoya was in the lead and appeared to be on his way to victory. But Schumacher was not done yet.
With just two laps to go, Schumacher made a daring move to take the lead. Montoya tried to retaliate, but it was too late. Schumacher crossed the finish line first, becoming the first driver in history to win the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.
It was an epic race, and it will go down in history as one of the greatest ever. Schumacher’s victory was an incredible accomplishment, and it cemented his status as one of the greatest drivers in history. Thanks to his amazing performance, the 2001 Indy 500 will always be remembered as one of the greatest races ever.