Andretti takes burned car back to race shop for rebuild - photos

Simona de Silvestro's car burned Tuesday during Indy 500 practice.

INDIANAPOLIS - Due to extensive fire damage to the rear of Simona de Silvestro's No. 29 Andretti Autorsport Honda, the team, with permission from series officials, have loaded up what remains of the car and taken it back to their headquarters for further repairs. We likely will not see her on track tomorrow.

The shop is located just ten miles North of the speedway. Motorsport.com caught images of the team as they packed up the car. The fire was caused by a fuel leak at the buckeye, which was stuck open. She was on an outlap, leading the entire Andretti fleet as the five cars exited the pits together.

All photos were taken by Michael C. Johnson.

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The car of Simona de Silvestro, Andretti Autosport Honda is brought back to the shop 
The car of Simona de Silvestro, Andretti Autosport Honda is brought back to the shop 
The car of Simona de Silvestro, Andretti Autosport Honda is brought back to the shop
The car of Simona de Silvestro, Andretti Autosport Honda is brought back to the shop
The car of Simona de Silvestro, Andretti Autosport Honda is brought back to the shop
The car of Simona de Silvestro, Andretti Autosport Honda is brought back to the shop

 

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Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Sub-event Tuesday practice
Track Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Drivers Simona de Silvestro
Article type Breaking news
Tags andretti autosport, fire