Michael Andretti To Call Indy 500 for Fernando Alonso

INDIANAPOLIS – It was revealed today that McLaren and Fernando Alonso would be coming to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the May 28 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. That news sent shockwaves throughout the racing world, as a global iconic driver like Alonso is now going to race in the biggest race in the world. Later on in the day, it was revealed that Michael Andretti will serve as Alonso’s strategist while Eric Bretzman will be his engineer. Alonso and McLaren will team with Andretti Autosport, hence the technical moves…

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Fernando Alonso News Sends Shockwaves Through the Racing World, Boosts Indy 500 Prestige

INDIANAPOLIS – A few days ago, there was a report that next month’s Indianapolis 500 should see crowds exceed where they were for the 2015 race. That was always the benchmark for the 101st Running, because Doug Boles and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway knew that there’d big a huge uptick in fans for the 100th Running in 2016. With that being said, their main goal was to keep as many of those fans coming back for 2017 and knew there’d be a bit of a dropoff. Boles said that tickets so…

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Fernando Alonso to Compete in This Year’s Indy 500 With McLaren/Andretti Autosport

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis 500 has attracted another world champion to its driver field. McLaren announced today that Fernando Alonso, Formula One’s two-time champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 28. Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport, which has won four Indianapolis 500s, including last year’s race with Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Alexander Rossi at the wheel of the Honda-powered Dallara. Honda also powers Alonso’s car on McLaren’s grand prix team.

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Fernando Alonso Saying IndyCar Possible Destination in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – One motorsport series’ loss could be another ones gain. Right now, the Verizon IndyCar Series is reaping the benefits of the recent struggles in Formula 1, as Conor Daly, Max Chilton and 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi are in the United States competing here after losing opportunities in F1. They’re thriving making a name for themselves in a better racing series. Now, another F1 driver may be headed out the door with his sights set on IndyCar as well. That driver is Fernando Alonso.

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Double Points for McLaren Honda Team in Russian Grand Prix

The Russian Grand Prix was the best performance out of the McLaren-Honda team in quite some time. What made it even more refreshing, was that they didn’t expect it this weekend. For just the second time since the start of last season, McLaren earned double points. Fernando Alonso finished sixth today while his teammate Jenson Button came home 10th. It was the first race this season that either came home with a top 10 result as it was Alonso’s first top 10 since a fifth place effort at Hungary 13…

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After Missing Bahrain, Fernando Alonso Partially Cleared to Return to Action This Weekend in China

After a scary early race accident in the season opening Formula One race in Australia, McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso was partially cleared by the FIA to return to his No. 14 Honda this weekend in China. Fernando Alonso has been declared provisionally fit to race in China this weekend following a thorough examination by the FIA medical team. However, the McLaren driver will have to undergo further checks after Friday’s first practice session in order to determine whether he will be passed to participate in the remainder of the Shanghai event….

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