McLaren unveil car for Fernando Alonso’s Indy 500 challenge as the Spaniard hopes to secure the motorsport triple crown
Fernando Alonso will be gunning for motorsport’s elusive triple crown at the Indy 500 this year, in order to become only the second motorsport driver in history to achieve that monumental feat.
Alonso gave up on Formula 1 in order to focus on acheiving his ultimate motorsport dream, one in which McLaren is helping him to the core. He has repaid that faith by testing for McLaren this year in Bahrain and also by mentoring both Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris in their debut McLaren F1 season.
With the Indy 500 just about a month and a half away, McLaren have now gone onto confirm the livery for the event. The car has the papaya orange colour livery and is scheduled to land in the US ahead of the Indianapolis test on April 24.
Zak Brown is extremely pleased with the efforts of his team on the #66 car and cannot wait to see it on the track on April 24.
McLaren unveil Indy 500 livery
“The reveal of the #66 car and livery is an important moment for McLaren Racing’s journey to the Indianapolis 500. It represents the beginning of the next phase of our programme, and reflects a tremendous amount of hard work by our specialist Indy 500 team at the McLaren Technology Centre. We are all looking forward to seeing the #66 out on track for the first time on April 24.” Zak Brown said.
— Motorsport.com (@Motorsport) April 8, 2019
This is what Fernando Alonso will be driving later this year.
— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) April 8, 2019
Fernando Alonso too is thrilled to see the new livery and hopes to achieve the triple crown with McLaren. He has also expressed his pleasure of racing in the US, where the fans showed him a lot of love last time round.
“I’m excited we are finally able to reveal to the world the #66 car which I’ll be racing with McLaren at the Indy 500 in May. The team at the McLaren factory has worked very hard to build this car ready for our return to the iconic Brickyard and I think it looks fantastic in the 2019 McLaren Racing colours. My hopes for the race remain the same, to win and achieve the Triple Crown, and I’m looking forward to meeting the fantastic US fans who made me feel so welcome first time around.” Fernando Alonso said.
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