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A Full-Time IndyCar Program in 2020 Isn’t ‘Likely’ for McLaren After Its Indy 500 Failure

The 2019 Indianapolis 500 was meant to be a gauge for McLaren, to see where it sat in terms of starting a full-time IndyCar program—possibly as soon as next year. But it turned into much more than that with McLaren’s failure to qualify and overall disastrous try, and it seems like that’s impacted its timeline.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 Did Not Qualify For The Indy 500

After struggling to make time in top-30 qualifying yesterday, Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team borrowed setup notes from Penske and negotiated shock absorbers from Andretti in an effort to run a little quicker. Alonso did run about a tenth of a mile per hour quicker in a rain delayed qualifying Sunday afternoon,…Read more… Continue […]

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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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Mid-Engine Corvette Plagued With Delays, Could Launch By This Summer With a Very Corvette Price

Last December we all found out that the coming mid-engine Corvette was in need of a revamp that required a delay of at least six months before the car would be ready for production. Allegedly there were three issues with the C8-generation car that needed to be dealt with before it could reach the hands […]

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Hell Is Real, And It’s The Infield Of The Indy 500 

“Where are you going? Heaven or hell?” asked a billboard beside a typically dull stretch of Interstate 65 halfway from Chicago to Indianapolis. Twenty miles south came another sign, this one more urgent than the last, a warning spelled out in white block type against a black background: “HELL IS REAL.”Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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