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After An Ugly Indy 500 Fernando Alonso And McLaren Vow To Give It Another Shot

The Indianapolis 500 has really really not been kind to Fernando Alonso. In 2018 he ran a fast but fragile Honda powerplant which blew up on him after leading the race. In 2019 his McLaren-entered car was a proper clusterfuck and didn’t even make the big show, bumped out in qualifying. The former Formula One […]

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After An Ugly Indy 500 Fernando Alonso And McLaren Vow To Give It Another Shot

The Indianapolis 500 has really really not been kind to Fernando Alonso. In 2018 he ran a fast but fragile Honda powerplant which blew up on him after leading the race. In 2019 his McLaren-entered car was a proper clusterfuck and didn’t even make the big show, bumped out in qualifying. The former Formula One […]

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Fernando Alonso’s 2020 Indy Car Won’t Get Honda Power In The End: Report

A few days after reports suggested that F1 and Le Mans champion Fernando Alonso’s 2020 Indy 500 attempt would be Honda-powered, things are looking different. If Alonso wants to make his racing triple crown this year, he’ll have to do it with a Chevy motor behind him.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Fernando Alonso’s 2020 Indy Car Won’t Get Honda Power In The End: Report

A few days after reports suggested that F1 and Le Mans champion Fernando Alonso’s 2020 Indy 500 attempt would be Honda-powered, things are looking different. If Alonso wants to make his racing triple crown this year, he’ll have to do it with a Chevy motor behind him.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Weekend Motorsports Roundup: November 9-10

The Formula One Series is over. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes ran away with the prizes and all we’re left with is a hole in our Sunday schedules. No worries, though. There’s plenty of other racing to see out there both today and tomorrow.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What The Hell Is Going On With The Arrow McLaren IndyCar Team?

McLaren has partnered with Arrow Electronics in order to launch a full-time IndyCar program for the 2020 season. There’s just one problem: everything seems like it’s been a complete and total mess. If you’ve missed one part of the drama, you’ve missed ‘em all. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Fernando Alonso Won’t Do WRC, Highlighting How Tough Rallying Really Is

With Fernando Alonso confirmed to be racing at Dakar—thus taking on yet another impressive challenge in the motorsport world—everyone has been wondering what’s next. Maybe rallying? The two-time Formula One champion is decidedly against the thought of joining the World Rally Championship. And it all comes down to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Fernando Alonso Is Officially On The Dakar Rally Roster With Toyota

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has really been living life since he retired from the series in 2018, aside from, you know, that thing that happened at the Indianapolis 500 this year. He’s been competing in all kinds of series and disciplines across the world, and the next up is the Dakar Rally.Read more… […]

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The 2005 Japanese Grand Prix Was One Of The Best F1 Races of All Time, And Now You Can Re-Live It

The 2019 Japanese Grand Prix is currently on pause, with all Saturday track action canceled due to Typhoon Hagibis. That means there’s no Formula One Action on TV, but there’s a silver lining: F1 just used it as an excuse to live stream the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix, one of the most exciting races ever.Read […]

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McLaren Won’t Let Its Massive Indy 500 Failure Derail Its IndyCar Future

McLaren tried and failed, miserably, to run the Indianapolis 500 this year, from the wrong paint color causing the team to miss nearly two days of track time to mistakes in converting inches into the metric system. But that and its failure to qualify for the big race won’t derail its IndyCar plans—whatever those may…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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McLaren Will Host a $50,000 Monument to Its Failure at the Indy 500

Cheesy sayings might get annoying over time, but that doesn’t make them any less true. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched, after all, would’ve been great advice for those in charge of booking McLaren’s Indy 500 hospitality—now an extravagant monument to its own amazing failure to make the race.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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McLaren Won’t Buy Its Way Into the Indy 500

Motorsport’s big star in an always-faltering car, Fernando Alonso, was one of three drivers who failed to make the field for this year’s Indianapolis 500—leaving Alonso and his McLaren team with the choice of either trying to buy their way in or going home. They’ve chosen to go home.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Fernando Alonso and McLaren Provisionally Bumped From Indy 500 Grid

Fernando Alonso and his McLaren #66 Dallara Chevrolet have been on the bubble in top-30 qualifying Saturday. After switching to a McLaren solo effort supported by Carlin Motorsports this year, following a successful run in 2017 with an Andretti-supported effort, the team doesn’t seem to be doing as well without the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Wrecker Transporting Fernando Alonso’s Wrecked Indy 500 Practice Car Also Wrecks

We all misjudge things from time to time, like the third turn at Indianapolis Motor Speedway or the height of a tunnel in relation to a tall truck. Sometimes, we get several (literal) strikes in one day—like Fernando Alonso’s Indianapolis 500 practice car, which wrecked on a wrecker after wrecking on track on…Read more… Continue […]

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Fernando Alonso Goes for a Spin, or Two, in Indianapolis 500 Practice

The Indianapolis 500 is a nearly two-week affair, meaning there’s plenty of time to get the wrecks out of the way before the big day. That’s exactly what retired Formula One star Fernando Alonso did, spinning into more than one wall on just the second day of practice on Wednesday.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s the Orange McLaren Fernando Alonso Will Take to the Indianapolis 500 This Year

We all knew Fernando Alonso wouldn’t leave his Indianapolis 500 legacy at just one start that ended in an all-too-poetic engine failure in 2017, mainly because he said as much. So, after a year off from the race and without a full Formula One racing schedule to distract him, Alonso’s back in bright orange this […]

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