Alonso is set to be coached by two-time CART champion and 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran
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“I will go with my best and full commitment to win the race”
Fernando Alonso has revealed he is setting his sights on victories in the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours to prove he is a ‘complete racer’ in the absence of establishing himself as a more coveted F1 driver than seven-time champion Michael Schumacher.
After an absence of 38 years, McLaren is to return to the Indianapolis 500 next month, using Honda engines
On May 28th 2017 McLaren will enter a single car in the 101st Indianapolis 500, powered by Honda. The car will be run by the Andretti Autosport team, headed by founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer Michael Andretti, a former IndyCar champion who raced in Formula 1 for McLaren alongside the legendary Ayrton Senna for a single season (1993) and is the son of three-time IndyCar champion and one-time Formula 1 champion Mario Andretti.
The 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil
Flagworld : How long have you been a photographer, a motorsport photographer, since when? John Duquenne: The 1991 Indy 500 was the first race that I was credentialed for. I attended my first Indy 500 in 1971. This year, the 100th running of the 500 was my 40th attending and my 25th photographing!!
Tagliani moves up 16 positions at the Indy 500
Canadian driver Alex Tagliani was the biggest mover of the day at the 100th running of the Indy 500, which was held Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Starting 33rd and last on the grid, Tagliani’s team used a different pit stop strategy, which allowed the Quebec native to lead the race on two occasions prior to crossing the finish line 17th overall.
Tagliani to rely on Alex Nagy to move safely up the field on Sunday at the Indy 500
Canadian driver Alex Tagliani was back on track Friday morning for the final practice session prior to the start of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race, running mid-pack in the AJ Foyt Racing number 35 Alfe Heat Treating Special Honda. Tagliani was 19th quickest, posting a 223.133 mph fastest lap, only half a second off Brazilian Tony Kanaan who led the 33-car field on the day.
Here came the Hondas on “Fast Friday,” especially Michael Andretti’s cars.
Don’t put too much stock in the latest daily speed chart from 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil practice, which listed Team Penske’s Will Power and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden 1-2 with Chevrolet engines.