FERNANDO ALONSO RUMORS

Alonso embracing challenges of his ‘Indy 500 adventure’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fernando Alonso is on a personal “Indy 500 adventure” that is both a labor of love and ambition for the two-time Formula One champion. The Spaniard will attempt to run the Indianapolis 500 next month, and hopefully, some day, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s part of his quest to win what’s considered the Triple Crown of racing — Alonso already has...
Via MyNorthwest.com
21 hours ago

11-year-old boy dies in karting accident at Alonso’s track

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish racing federation says an 11-year-old boy has died from injuries sustained in a karting accident at Fernando Alonso’s track in northern Spain. The federation says Gonzalo Basurto Movila died after a crash during a private practice session on Saturday. He had been hospitalized since the crash but could not overcome the injuries and died early Sunday....
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Andretti drivers enthusiastic about Alonso’s Indy 500 run

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Andretti Autosport’s other Indianapolis 500 drivers are looking forward to welcoming Fernando Alonso to their ranks. Marco Andretti called it “huge.” Alexander Rossi, last year’s winner at IndyCar’s biggest race, says “it’s very, very cool.” The two-time Formula One champion will skip the Monaco Grand Prix next month to compete in IndyCar...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Fernando Alonso is a game changer for the future of IndyCar and the Indy 500

Since last week, after Fernando Alonso shockingly announced he was going to compete in the Indy 500, I have read many viewpoints ranging from good and bad about this bit of news.One such notable viewpoint came from AP’s Jenna Fryer. Fryer is one of the most knowledgeable motorsports journalists in the world, but I was left confused by what she wrote about Alonso coming to Indianapolis...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kligerman: What does it mean to be a racer? Fernando Alonso might know

From his Twitter avatar to his entry into the 101st Indianapolis 500, the two-time F1 champion continually demonstrates he is all about racing.
Via CSN Chicago
9 days ago

SANTOROSKI: Alonso at Indy: A New Golden Era?

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer After last year’s historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, with a sell-out crowd and a large amount of media attention, I wondered if the momentum would continue into the next century of racing. Indeed, the 101st Running, slated for May 28, 2017, has a tough act to follow. What could possibly happen to top this? Enter Fernando Alonso. The...
Via Motorsports Tribune
10 days ago

F1 driver Fernando Alonso preparing for Indy 500

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Alonso will miss Monaco Grand Prix for Indy 500 to chase ‘Triple Crown’

Fernando Alonso is a terrific driver, but the 35-year-old is choosing to forego racing in the Monaco Grand Prix in May. He’s missing the famous racing event to compete in another famous one, the Indianapolis 500. The McLaren driver is a two-time Formula 1 World Champion in 2005 and 2006, and has already requested and received the permission of his McLaren team and their engine...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

McLaren’s CEO offhand joke lead to Fernando Alonso’s Indianapolis 500 entry

McLaren-Honda stunned the racing world Wednesday when it announced Fernando Alonso will compete in the Indianapolis 500, instead of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. What’s more shocking, though, is what lead Alonso and McLaren to enter the famed IndyCar race.McLaren Technology Group CEO Zak Brown revealed Wednesday during a press conference the whole idea stemmed from an offhand...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Alonso To Miss F1 Monaco GP, Race In Indianapolis 500

Fernando Alonso is taking the next step in his attempt to win the triple crown of motorsport. Alonso announced Wednesday he will compete in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 in lieu of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, which also takes place on May 28. Clearly tired of his F1 power unit’s reliability and performance issues, Alonso will drive for Honda-powered Andretti Autosport in the...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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