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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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 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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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…

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McLaren Officials Confirm They’re Going To Be In Belle Isle This Weekend, This Is Huge Growth For INDYCAR

BELLE ISLE, MI – Scuderia Corsa officials told me last Sunday after the Indianapolis 500 was over that they definitely will be back in the Verizon IndyCar Series next year. They 100-percent will be at Indy in May with ongoing plans of possibly joining the series in a larger capacity in 2019 too. That’s the plan they told me on more than just the ‘500. It will all just need to work out. Now, they may have some company in the new team department. 

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McLaren/Renault Haven’t Won an F1 Race In Almost 100 Races Now

I wrote earlier in the week just how much parity, or lack there of in Formula Ones sense have become in the series. Since the start of the 2014 season, only three teams have won an F1 race. Out of the last 80 races, Mercedes has won 63 of them. Ferrari, has nine wins and Red Bull eight. Those are the only three teams to taste victory in the world renowned series over the last four years. That has also led to some historic droughts for other teams too. 

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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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Andretti Autosport Bringing Huge Partnerships to the Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series is seeing a ton of positive news. From the deep fields, to close racing to intense thrilling finishes, the series is on a huge high. Mix in the new car for next year, and the buzz around the series is growing by the day. Then, Wednesday happened. The Fernando Alonso news is a huge get for the series, but if you look deeper, an even bigger storyline is brewing – new teams. Andretti Autosport will have six cars under their umbrella next month, but three…

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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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