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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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?

Read More

Michael Andretti Seen In Montreal For F1 Race Weekend, Why That Mixed With Alonso’s Recent Comments Amplify Writing On The Wall

FORT WORTH, TX – Lets rewind the scene to April 2017. Michael Andretti, McLaren and Fernando Alonso announced that they have teamed up to provide a joint entry into the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. McLaren knew Alonso, a world champion Formula One driver, was growing irritated with subpar equipment. He was beyond disappointed with what Honda was supplying his team. Heading into that announcement, he had two DNF’s in three races for the season and a best finish of fifth since he returned to the team in 2015. With…

Read More

Alonso Eyeing Win In Sunday’s Emirates Spanish Grand Prix

When heading into last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso was looking more forward to a race overseas than the task at hand. See, Alonso was marred had a DNF in three of the first four races, the one directly presiding his home race in Catalunya he didn’t even get to start because of a mechanical failure. At this point of his career, his stats were going backwards and that was directly because of the reliability issues with his team. So, in order to get him competitive again and to…

Read More

Mobil 1 The Grid – Chasing Indy

Fernando Alonso’s participation at last year’s Indianapolis 500 was arguably the biggest story in world motorsport last year. And though he was not to be victorious this time, the 2-time Formula One World Champion laid his claim to be a champion as he led 27 laps before engine failure saw him bow out from the race with just a few laps remaining. Mobil 1 The Grid spoke to man behind the headlines, 2003 Indy Champion and mentor to Alonso, Gil De Ferran, whose wisdom and experience may yet prove the vital ingredient in the…

Read More

Alonso Off To Best Start To Season Since 2014

Since McLaren switched power units in the offseason, Fernando Alonso is back to his old ways. While the team still isn’t there yet as far as competing for race wins or championships, they’re finally getting closer. That has led Alonso to get off to his best start in the series since 2014. The Spaniard finished fifth in the season opening race in Australia then seventh last weekend in Bahrain. The last time that he even finished in either of the first two races of an F1 season, let alone both,…

Read More

Lewis Hamilton With No Desire Right Now To Run Indy 500

Many wondered with the success that Fernando Alonso had at Indy this past May, if any other Formula One drivers would want to give the world’s biggest race a try in the near future. Alonso, started fifth and contended among the leaders all month. Another former F1 driver in Max Chilton led a race-high 50 of the 200 laps in the May 28 race. Heck, even another driver with an F1 path in Alexander Rossi won the ‘500 as a rookie in 2016 and started on the front row for…

Read More

Fernando Alonso Confirms No Indy 500 In 2018, Also Confirms He Will Be Back, May Try Daytona Too

Some big Formula One news came out of Texas on Thursday, as Fernando Alonso and McLaren announced a new “multi-year” contract for the two sides to remain together for 2018 and beyond. With that being said, one main topic came out in Alonso’s media availability ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The America’s in Austin, Texas. Despite being an F1 race, it’s still an F1 race in America, and the biggest race in not just the United States, but the whole entire world itself,…

Read More