McLaren To Use Chevrolet Power For 103rd Running Of Indianapolis 500 With Alonso

INDIANAPOLIS – In the not so shocking news of the day, McLaren announced on Tuesday morning that they will use Chevrolet power for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. It will be the first time in 47 years that the two sides have partnered. This has been long rumored and the big reason to why McLaren is doing this venture on their own. See, when they came over with Fernando Alonso in 2017, they partnered with Andretti Autosport. While they would have liked to have done so again, the bridge…

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Alonso To Race For Wayne Taylor Racing In Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso and former Formula One and current FIA World Endurance Championship regular Kamui Kobayashi will join full-time co-drivers Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona, the 2019 season opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Jan. 26-27 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. It will be the second consecutive Rolex 24 appearance for the 37-year-old Alonso and his first event of any kind since embarking on a sabbatical from full-time…

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Alonso Doesn’t Rule Out Full Season Seat For IndyCar In 2020, Johnson Doesn’t Rule Out IndyCar Race On A Road Course Either

INDIANAPOLIS – Fernando Alonso and Jimmie Johnson swapped rides on Monday overseas in Bahrain. There’s really not a whole lot to cover when you’re time zones away and not in attendance. I mean, what resources are available to something taking place while most in the United States are still sleeping? Plus, it’s a ride swap. It’s not like either driver was pounding the pavement going for track records. But, what they said after the fact though, well it will turn heads back here in America. 

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McLaren Returns To The Indy 500 With Alonso For “Unfinished Business”

McLaren Racing announced on Saturday that they will contest the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 next May with Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. Competing in his second Indy 500, Alonso will attempt to become only the second driver ever to secure world motorsport’s unofficial Triple Crown: victories at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Indianapolis 500. The feat was achieved by Graham Hill in 1972 with his win at Le Mans.

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Johnson, Alonso To Do Ride Swap IN Bahrain

We all figured it was coming. When Jimmie Johnson and Fernando Alonso shared social media videos of an upcoming deal with the duo, a ride swap was likely on the horizon. Well, on Friday, it came to fruition. Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Johnson and Formula One world champion Alonso will do a ride swap on Nov. 26 at the Bahrain International Circuit. The deal comes a day after the 2018 F1 season finale on the same 3.363-mile circuit. NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and Formula 1 champion Fernando…

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Alonso Says Full IndyCar Season Never A Possibility As McLaren Won’t Contest In Series For 2019

On Friday, McLaren boss Zak Brown said that the organization wouldn’t be competing on a full time basis in the IndyCar Series for 2019. It was no secret, Brown was working on a deal to do so, but simply ran out of time. Brown, was seen in June in Belle Isle talking to some teams and was rumored to have some options if he wanted to come over. Then, this past summer, Fernando Alonso added more fuel to the fire when he announced his retirement from Formula One at the…

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Alonso To Likely Test INDY Car On Road Course Next Month, Options Becoming Clearer

INDIANAPOLIS – Everyone assumed that McLaren and Fernando Alonso would be coming over to the United States with Honda power for the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While Alonso is expected to test with an Andretti Autosport Honda as early as next month at that, the future plans for the Spaniard may actually involve Chevrolet instead. Multiple sources have confirmed that Alonso would be testing on a road course in September and that it’s all to see what his interest for next season would be. Several venues have been brought up as…

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Could 2019 Indy 500 Have Alonso, Stewart and Castroneves?

INDIANAPOLIS – Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated announcement was made on Tuesday and that was that he will leave Formula One at the end of the 2018 season. While he didn’t announce his next endeavor, racing somewhere will be in the mix. He’s not retiring. With Alonso making it crystal clear that his No. 1 priority is to win the “Triple Crown” another shot at the Indianapolis 500 is highly likely. He’s already won two of the three races with Indy the only one eluding him. So, with him departure from F1,…

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Alonso To Leave F1 At The End Of 2018, Indy 500 At The Very Least Likely For 2019 Plans

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s happening Verizon IndyCar Series fans. Fernando Alonso has announced on Tuesday that he’s leaving Formula One at the end of the season. Most thought that an announcement of that caliber was coming but only half of the unveiling was actually made. What about his 2019 plans? While he didn’t say he was retiring from racing all together, the Spaniard in fact said the opposite. “After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it’s time for me to make a change and move on,” Alonso said on his social…

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Alonso Hoping For Rare France Sweep Of Major Races

Last weekend, Fernando Alonso got one step closer to completing his dream of winning the triple crown. He’s already won Monaco, twice actually, now he’s a 24 Hours of LeMans winner too. Only thing left is an Indianapolis 500 triumph. But, before he can focus on Indy, he has his focus of this weekend’s French Grand Prix (10 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). Can Alonso pull off the rare France sweep in a span of seven days?

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