LEARNING CURVE Results are not expected to be instant, and McLaren's farcical failure to even qualify for the Indy500
last month, scuppering Alonso's latest attempts to claim motor racing's Triple Crown, suggest that there are still some underlying issues within the set-up.
Contrary to public perception, the cars race around ovals for only five of the 17-race schedule and the showpiece event, the Indy500
, is the only non-road race in the first seven meetings.
The Spaniard can become only the second driver to do so if he wins the Indy500
after having already stood on the top step of the podium in Monaco and LeMans.
Alonso has confirmed that he will return to race in the Indy500
- for McLaren - with the intention to become only the second driver to achieve the triple crown of winning the Indy, the Monaco F1 race and the 24 hours of Le Mans.
The former Ferrari star is known to be keen to complete the 'Triple Crown' of world Formula One champion, winning the 24 Hour Le Mans race and the Indy500
- he has achieved the first two of those aims.
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It was his third best finish of the season after finishing third in the Indy500
and sixth in the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The triple Indy500
winner and four-times IndyCar champion was given a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Scottish Motor Racing Club Awards in Edinburgh.
@EmmaK46 Anyone seen the film Turbo yet with the snail that competes in the Indy500
? Great kids film!
And most importantly, he drove at night, with just his headlights to show him the way as 2,50,000 fans watched all the action in what is considered as one of the three crown jewels of motorsports -- along with the F1 Monaco GP and Indy500
in the US.
24 -- Just few days after the Indy500
champion Dan Wheldon died in a horrible crash, another tragedy has hit the motorsport world.