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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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F1 and Le Mans Champ Fernando Alonso Is Getting Serious About Off-Road Racing

Living legend Fernando Alonso, who made a name for himself in Formula One and more recently was a beast at Le Mans, might finally officially be going off-road racing with team Toyota. He’s been test-driving a Dakar Rally-racing Hilux, and it sounds like he’s into it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Fernando Alonso Calls His Win ‘A Higher Level Than Any Other Victory In Le Mans’

During a pre-race press conference for the Formula One French Grand Prix on Thursday, humanity’s hero and one true savior Fernando Alonso said, verbatim, that his recent overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was “a higher level than any other victory in Le Mans.” Yes, the Le Mans that’s been around since […]

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Brace Yourselves Because Alonso Is Going Back To Indy And Alonsomania Is Just Getting Started

Motorsport renaissance man and two-time Formula One world champ Fernando Alonso was part of the winning No. 8 Toyota TS050 team that finally—after years of almost winning and absolute heartbreak—won Le Mans. Now that he’s got two of the three wins for the Triple Crown of Motorsport, it’s obvious where he’s heading…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Canadian Grand Prix Is Fernando Alonso’s 300th, And He Deserves More Respect 

Fernando Alonso is the fourth most prolific racer in Formula One history, having already entered 299 Grands Prix with this weekend’s Canadian run set to be his 300th—only Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button, and Michael Schumacher have run more. He’s been saddled with some terrible racing cars in recent years, and he…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The McLaren F1 Team Hasn’t Escaped Those Reliability Problems Yet

The finale of the Formula One season last year was a hard one for me. It was the end of a long, one-sided relationship I’d held with the McLaren-Honda F1 team partnership, in which the Honda engine miserably failed and I made constant, possibly annoying jokes about it. I really enjoyed the bond we had […]

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The 2018 McLaren Formula One Car: Now With More Blue And Less Honda

Life is full of disappointments, but not many have been as crushing as the story of the McLaren Honda Formula One team. The return to that partnership conjured images of the Senna-Prost glory days, but it mostly meant DNFs, engine failures and Fernando Alonso’s sad, dead-looking eyes. But for 2018, things will be…Read more… Continue […]

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WEC Changes Race Date So It Doesn’t Clash With F1 Star Fernando Alonso’s Schedule

The FIA World Endurance Championship officially changed its 2018 schedule, moving the 6 Hours of Fuji back a week. The changes conveniently came after Formula One star Fernando Alonso announced he’d race the entire WEC season that didn’t conflict with his F1 schedule, and Fuji conflicted with his F1 schedule.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Madman Fernando Alonso Will Race The F1 And WEC Seasons At The Same Time

After apparently enjoying racing about 22 more hours than he’s used to at the Rolex 24, Formula One’s Fernando Alonso decided he’ll compete in all of the FIA World Endurance Championship races that don’t conflict with his F1 obligations this season. He, presumably, hates sleep.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Really Hope Fernando Alonso Isn’t Cursed But He’s Having Fun At Daytona

One of the most exciting recent developments in Formula One is the reappearance of drivers driving in other series. For some reason—an unwillingness to risk getting hurt or break their focus or whatever—that hasn’t happened much recently. But as F1's Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll have found out at this year’s Rolex…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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No, Fernando Alonso Isn’t Officially Doing Le Mans For Toyota — Yet

There’s a very convincing looking fake Twitter account claiming that everybody’s favorite series-hopping Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is confirmed to drive for Toyota at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But don’t get your hopes up just yet—it’s an extremely well done gag. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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