The next 15 may, Fernando Alonso will take part in the first official practice sessions ahead of the Indianapolis 500, along with the vast majority of pilots grill, and will surpass a Rookie Orientation Program routine before you get to “compete” against the rest. However, the Spanish rider has an important disadvantage relative to its competitors, and it is that, not only has set foot in a DW12 in competition, but has never raced on an oval, unlike the other newbies, or have done so in Indy Lights, or it will be on the test Phoenix the next week.
For this reason, one of the conditions of the agreement that Alonso will participate in the Indy 500 included a private test to have the first basic notions of the behavior of the car and, above all, made with some of the concepts of the shoot in the oval. This Thursday, it has been confirmed that the test in question will be held Wednesday, may 3, and that Alonso will have the track for him only between 09:00 and 17:00 (local time).
This test is to be played three days after the Grand Prix of Russia, framed in a week in which or the Formula 1 or the IndyCar series will compete in the race during the weekend. The circumstance is similar to that of Kurt Busch in 2014. The NASCAR champion, who also raced for Andretti Autosport this year, he had his first stone to tap with a IndyCar, a 9 of may. Eventually, Busch qualified in 12th position and finished the race in sixth place, although the american has an extensive experience in ovals with Alonso not account.