Spencer Pigot says he has full recollection of the enormous shunt that ended his Indianapolis 500 and caused the race to end under caution.
Driving the third Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry under the Citrone/Buhl Autosport banner, Pigot was running 15th on lap 194 when the rear of his car slid wide as he approached the exit of Turn 4.
The 2015 Indy Lights champion spun through more than 180 degrees, so it was the front-left wheel that struck the outside wall first, before a secondary impact spun the car back across the track into the attenuator at the end of the pit wall.
The sickening impact bounced Pigot’s car into another spin, but fortunately he was avoided by the oncoming group featuring JR Hildebrand, Max Chilton and Fernando Alonso.
Speaking to Autosport, Pigot explained that he felt “light-headed” immediately after the accident but felt no lingering effects.
“The safety guys