The video appeared to show eventual Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato launching from his pit stall a split second before Alexander Rossi dropped the clutch and left his box. The clash between Sato’s No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda and Rossi’s No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda, as they accelerated towards the same piece of tarmac in the fast lane, was undeniable. Rossi’s right-front tire clearly hit Sato’s left-front, but the ensuing penalty for an unsafe pit release for the No. 27 did not sit well with Andretti COO Rob Edwards.
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