Conway: Hard to believe it's yourself
10 June 2010 – Mike Conway has spoken of his shocking accident which signalled a highly dramatic and frightening end to this year's Indianapolis 500. Having made contact with the coasting Andretti Autosport car of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Conway's Dreyer & Reinbold was launched skyward and into catch fencing.
"That's what I'm hoping for," he told the IndyStar, expected to be out of action for at least three months and having been replaced by Tomas Scheckter in Texas last weekend. "It's definitely something to work towards.
"It was a pretty different view from what it actually looked like. I was just biding my time. I was going to pass Hunter-Reay on the exit of Turn 3 because he was going slow - the next thing I know, I was over his back wheel and a passenger.
Having been airlifted to Indianapolis' Methodist Hospital, Mike was soon visited by the American whose car he contacted with but insists that no blame is being laid at any particular door.
"I could see in his face that he felt pretty sorry," he described of Hunter-Reay. "I told him it wasn't his fault - his team was responsible for him still being out there like that. I have nothing against Ryan, it was nothing he meant to do.
"I'm going to come back. I'm definitely stronger for it."
The accident can be relived below: