The two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso is on his way to the triple crown. The Spanish driver won in Monaco, and he has been training for Indy 500 (the American version of F1 that is raced on an oval track) at McLaren Honda. Fortunately, the Honda engine is able to compete with Chevrolet’s engine – its biggest competitor. It will be a relief for him to be driving fast again.
Many drivers think that Alonso has the race-pace but others doubt it. It will certainly be a challenge! The speed is much faster in Indy 500 than F1, with only four straightforward corners. In the qualifying round, 35-year old Alonso’s average speed was 370 km/h!
There is no such thing as braking in Indy. Will Alonso be able to adapt from F1 and be a winner?
Now reporting after the race and i am extremely sad that his pace couldn’t last until the end. An engine failure occurred near to the end of the race. He had the lead for 3 laps but Takuma Sato took the win. I am sure Alonso is disappointed but he will have a chance next year.