Alonso’s sobering assessment

As Fernando Alonso competes in the Indianapolis 500 this weekend, the Spaniard seems aware that he will struggle to hang on to the last racing monument he lacks for the Triple Crown.

A two-time winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and the Le Mans 24 Hours, Fernando Alonso will compete in this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 Mile race to win the last race missing from his record to claim the Triple Crown, something only one driver has achieved in motorsport history, namely Graham Hill.


CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD, FRANCE – JUNE 23: Fernando Alonso, McLaren during the French GP at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 23, 2018 in Circuit Paul Ricard, France. (Photo by Steven Tee / LAT Images)

Only 26th fastest in qualifying at the world’s most famous oval, Fernando Alonso will need a miracle, especially as next season he will be making his return to Formula One and will probably not have the opportunity to compete in the 500 Mile race.


But the Spaniard is clear-sighted about his situation.

“I came here to win, but it’s a huge challenge. I could have gone to Barcelona to be with Renault, but I came here like I went to the Dakar.

” I know how difficult it is to be competitive here, and we saw it in qualifying, but that doesn’t change my prospects for the race. I have a lot to do in this race, I know that, but we will try because luck can always smile on us”,




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