Fernando Alonso was named the Indianapolis 500's Rookie of the Year, despite failing to finish Saturday's race at the brickyard.
Alonso switched F1 for Indy
Driving for McLaren-Honda-Andretti, Alonso led 27 of the 200 laps, but his race was ended by an engine blowout in the closing stages - a theme consistent with his F1 season with McLaren.
Ed Jones the highest-placed rookie
Alonso was ultimately classified 24th. Dale Coyne Racing's Ed Jones was the highest-placed rookie, coming home in a very credible third.
But a media vote determined by a " driver's skill, (b) sportsmanship, (c) accessibility and conduct during the month, and (d) finishing position" led to the choice of Alonso - who reportedly pocketed an extra $300,000 for picking up the award.