Aug 31

Rossi believes Alonso would be challenged, happy in Indycar

He speaks from experience

Fernando AlonsoAlexander Rossi is one whose opinion holds merit when talking about drivers from Formula One trying their hand in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

He’s the California kid who bet on himself, crossed the Atlantic in search of a Formula One dream and came back home from nearly a decade of open-wheel racing in Europe to win the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last year – as an unheralded rookie for Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian.

Now 25, Rossi is competing in his sophomore Verizon IndyCar Series season and a devout believer in the level of competition and difficulty that it takes to succeed in the top level of North American open-wheel racing.

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso (shown above) tried his hand at this May’s 101st Indianapolis 500 in a partnership with McLaren-Honda and Rossi’s team, Andretti Autosport, that captured the attention of the motorsports world. The Spaniard qualified fifth, led 29 laps and was poised to be a factor for victory before engine failure extinguished his chance just 21 laps from the end of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

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source: indycar.com