Fernando Alonso will drive Indianapolis 500 for the second time in his career next year. The 37-year-old Spider comes out with McLaren as the most important racing season of the year in the United States, and the team confirmed on Saturday.
Alonso had already been driving over two hundred laps last year. He was impressed by the Andretti team, although the world champions of Formula 1 2005 and 2006 came to an end in the final stages with a broken Honda engine.
The Indy 500 for Alonso is a tour in his triple triple crown of motor sports, winning Grand Prix of Monaco, 24 Hours Le Mans and Indy 500. Only the Brit Graham Hill once hit that challenge. Alonso's GP got Monaco ready and last summer with Toyota was the best in Le Mans.
"My participation at Indy 500 in 2017 was a great experience and I knew I'll be returning there, and I am particularly pleased to return with McLaren, because that team was my first choice every time, it's a difficult race and we're taking it against the best, so it will be a huge challenge, "said Alonso at the McLaren site.
The 500 Indy will be held every year in May. Last year Alonso had to shoot Grand Prix of Monaco through his involvement. After this term, he puts a point behind Formula 1 career.
Alonso has an unknown F1 season again
Alonso, who is apart from his three-thirds second and third-thirds in Formula 1, travels in his last season in the king's class, as in previous years, anonymously around on behalf of McLaren. Currently the Spanishman has a tenth place in the World Cup competition.
On Saturday, the experienced Spanish was clogging the eighteenth time when qualifying for the Grand Prix of Brazil, with only Lance Stroll of Williams and his fellow Stoffel Vandoorne team.
The Brazilian Grand Prix starts at 18.10 on Sunday. Fortnight in Abu Dhabi will be the final race of the season and so the final Grand Prix will be in the Alonso career on the program.