Fernando Alonso has come in the history of the Indianapolis 500-Mile race with gold letters, although not by the end result of his first experience at the Brickyard, but rather by the impact it has had on the world of the engine and by having already completed their first participation.
unfortunately, the Spanish rider had to drop to 20 laps from the end as a result of a broken engine, after having completed 180 turns, full of intensity and talent at the wheel of the McLaren-Honda-Andretti #29.
Fernando Alonso admitted after the neglect that the engine is not notified and only noticed the breakage when the sound, the vibrations, and, finally, the smoke, they filled their mirrors. “At that time I felt the noise, the friction of the engine, I have seen the smoke from the exhausts through the rear view mirror… It’s a shame. We deserved to finish the race and I would have liked to enjoy that last lap”, ” said the Spanish pilot, conscious of having left their imprint in spite of not having finished the test.
The Spanish rider was one of the leaders with the most laps in the lead and at all times showed pace of winner, as most of the teammates from Andretti Autosport, who showed in all time masters, and there were only threatened really by Helio Castroneves.
A fun day… to remember
despite the bitter end, intensified in addition by their experience of analogous in Formula 1, with Honda and its drivers, Fernando Alonso claims to have enjoyed a very intense month of may in Indianapolis, something that has been crowned with the day of the race. “the Whole day has been a very good experience from the beginning, the presentation, the race has been fun… We have led even the race for a few laps. It has been a great experience to come here and be among the best that you run on ovals and be competitive”, something that was clear from the first moment, showing that he knew to move seamlessly into the traffic.
it is Still early to say if I will return, but I am competitive.
Faced with the question of if he will return to the Indianapolis 500-Mile race, Fernando Alonso said that yes, although recognizing that it is early to say when and in what way. “Yes, without a doubt. It is still early to say, but I feel competitive. If I return, I will return to something that I know how it is and it will be easier this time. Thanks to the Indy, the fans and all. It has been one of the best experiences of my life” he said happy the Spanish rider.