Fernando Alonso will perform in Indy 500
For the first time since 1979 at the start of the legendary race, "Indy 500" will be the car of McLaren. Will sit behind the wheel of Fernando Alonso, the double champion of Formula-1.Partner of the McLaren team Andretti Motorsport, which will provide one of their cars Dallara DW12 with the engine Honda.Fernando Alonso "I am excited about the opportunity to take part in the race "500 miles of Indianapolis" with the support of McLaren, Honda and Andretti. This is one of the most famous races in the world alongside the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix".The time of the Indy 500 is overlaid with the Monaco Grand Prix, so the Spaniard will miss the race in the Principality. Most likely, it will replace Jenson button.Fernando Alonso "I wish that this year will not be able to take part in the Monaco Grand Prix. But after "Indy 500" I will definitely be back behind the wheel of a McLaren-Honda.I've never been on the cars IndyCar, never raced on the ovals, but I'm sure that will be able to quickly adapt to new technology. After the Grand Prix of Spain, I will travel to Indianapolis, where the preparation will try to drive maximum distance".As already said Alonso, "Indy 500" stands in one row with the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 hours of Le Mans. Only Graham hill managed to earn the "Triple crown" by winning all three races.Fernando Alonso "I won in Monaco and is now dreaming of the Triple crown, winning at Le Mans and Indianapolis. The task is difficult, but doable. Don't know when I will be able to speak in Le Mans, but I am only 35 years old - I have a lot of time".