Fernando Alonso Will Keep Running the Indy 500 Until He Wins

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Fernando Alonso is impressed by Zak Brown's vision and approach to leading McLaren despite its ongoing Formula 1 struggles, believing the American to be more open to new ideas than predecessor Ron Dennis. The only people that might be more envious, though, are Alonso's Formula One brethren.

Brown has since instigated a number of changes at McLaren, with one of the most significant steps being a return to the Indianapolis 500 with Alonso at the wheel. If you're a racing fan but never had a chance or a reason to tune into IndyCar, and now you do, I think you're going to leave a lifelong fan. I'm not coming for a "week off" or to just have fun - I am a racer, I am coming to race. "We executed qualifying well and I felt confident in the vehicle".

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"Also, because I'm new here and it's this big thing that I came here, if you see all the pit lane and all the garages are quite empty apart from mine!" He's one of the drivers that is in the conversation for greatest living racing drivers. In his initial few practice sessions, the Spaniard was focusing on race setups and learning to master running in traffic but now he intends to spend more time running in clear air, ahead of qualifying on Saturday and Sunday. At the moment for me, the whole event as a driver keeps adding quality, experience and I think I will finish the event as a better driver.

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"I still miss more laps, but we will try to make the most of it on Friday with the more power we have and try to learn from that".

"De Ferran describes himself as an" extra pair of eyes" for Alonso during the Andretti Autosport driver's preparations for the Indianapolis 500.

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"Gil de Ferran - who is helping me every day - he keeps repeating: 'Man, the four laps of qualifying will be the most awful laps that you have ever done in a auto!' Because the vehicle feels so light, you trim a lot of the downforce, you want to have a good position. If I'm able to enjoy it [at Indy] and I'm able to have another opportunity, why not?" The remaining drivers in the field will then fall in line, 10-33 on the grid, based on speed.

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