It's great seeing him taking it so seriously. He's not just there to drive in the Indy 500, he's there to win it. He's already looking pretty good for someone who has never touched an Indy car before. The 500 has been great the last few years and it should be even better this year.
Probably his greatest challenge is the whole strategy that's involved in Indy, the pitstops, what to do in a caution, when to race and when to stick behind someone for the draft, etc. But he has probably the most experienced team to help him along with those things.
Anyone watching? Alonso is doing very well for a rookie, been leading a couple laps and was leading at the moment of the first yellow... Scott Dixon ploughed into the back of another car, went flying and landed sideways on the inside guardrail. I think he was very lucky not to be killed.
Helio Castroneves also went right under Dixon as he flew, he could have gotten a car landing on his head. I'm not a health and safety obsessed person but this thing is way too dangerous.