F1 eyes may have opened after Alonso’s Indy 500 flop

Sports 05/23/19, 14:20

Alexander Rossi had no idea what he was getting into when he moved from Formula One to IndyCar.Turning left the whole race? Looks easy.But as Rossi soon found out — and as two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team learned in failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 ...

Juncos Racing signs up sponsors for Indy 500 run

Sports 05/23/19, 07:42

Juncos Racing has signed deals with insurance company NFP and Global Medical Response to sponsor the No. 32 car that Kyle Kaiser will drive in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.The small team founded by Argentina-born Ricardo Juncos made its Indy 500 debut two years ago with Spencer Pigot ...

Focus moves off Alonso and onto the stacked Indy 500 field

Sports 05/21/19, 12:21

The soap opera surrounding McLaren's failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is over. The spotlight is there for the taking.The McLaren debacle dominated the first week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and dwarfed every other team and driver trying to make Sunday's race — including plenty of ...

McLaren’s failed Indy 500 effort was a comedy of errors

Sports 05/20/19, 14:11

The comedy of errors that doomed McLaren's disastrous return to the Indianapolis 500 began months before Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the race. How bad was it? A week before Alonso's first test in the car, the team realized it didn't even have a steering wheel.McLaren CEO Zak Brown ...

Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him Indy 500 seat

Sports 05/20/19, 10:09

McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earned a spot in the race.Alonso, with McLaren, failed to qualify for next Sunday's race , a humiliation for the proud racing ...

Update: McLaren overhauls car for Alonso’s final run

Sports 05/19/19, 15:05

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local):4 p.m.McLaren used a lengthy rain delay at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to patch together a car it will desperately try to qualify for the race.Fernando Alonso, of Spain, rides his scooter out of the pit area after rain ended a practice session ...

McLaren gets new setup but still struggling at Indy 500

Sports 05/19/19, 10:39

It's another rough day for McLaren at the Indianapolis 500 as rain has slowed the team's preparation time for its last-gasp run at making the race.McLaren completely overhauled its car Sunday morning and sent Fernando Alonso on track with a new setup. But the car was too low in the ...

McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

Sports 05/16/19, 17:08

McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for practice.Alonso crashed early Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and McLaren has frantically been trying to piece together its spare care to get ...

Alonso crashes early in 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

Sports 05/15/19, 12:09

Fernando Alonso has crashed on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500.Alonso was following Graham Rahal around Indianapolis Motor Speedway early in Wednesday's session when he hit the inside wall as he exited the third turn. His car shot across the track, through the grass and hit an ...

McLaren headed back to Indy 500 and eventually IndyCar

Sports 04/23/19, 14:54

McLaren made the Indianapolis 500 its personal playground in the 1970s with three victories in 10 appearances. Then the manufacturer was done, back to England with a focus on Formula One and no time for "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."Fernando Alonso's quest to win motorsports version of the Triple Crown ...

Column: Teams are right to ask for guaranteed Indy 500 spots

Sports 04/22/19, 15:37

The Indianapolis 500 is steeped in a century of tradition with rules and regulations, pomp and pageantry that have remained largely unchanged since 1911.The fastest 33 cars compete in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and drivers unable to make the cut watch from the sidelines. James Hinchcliffe, a series regular ...

Alonso tests with Toyota that won Dakar Rally this year

Sports 03/27/19, 15:12

Former Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has taken a test drive in the Toyota Hilux truck that won the Dakar Rally this year.The Spanish driver was in South Africa for the test along with former Dakar Rally champion Giniel de Villiers. Toyota won this year's race with three-time winner Nasser ...

Alonso turns focus to final leg of motorsports’ Triple Crown

Sports 01/28/19, 14:20

Fernando Alonso raced into retirement from Formula One dedicated to winning the final leg of motorsports' version of the Triple Crown. The Indianapolis 500 is the missing piece on his resume, one he intends to add in May.But Alonso has been considering his future for quite some time, and his ...

Alonso anchors victory in first Rolex 24 stopped for rain

Sports 01/27/19, 14:57

Fernando Alonso is the third Formula One champion to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona following his role as anchor for Wayne Taylor Racing in the rain-shortened endurance event.Alonso drove the Cadillac DPi to the lead in each of his three stints at Daytona International Speedway. His final pass was ...

Alonso drives past Castroneves to lead at Daytona

Sports 01/26/19, 21:09

The Fernando Alonso retirement tour got off to a rousing start as he charged to the lead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.Alonso powered past three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves to put his Cadillac DPi into the early lead in the twice-round-the-clock endurance race at Daytona International Speedway. Once ...

Rolex 24 roars around a festival for sports car lovers

Sports 01/25/19, 14:14

The Corvette Corral is just inside the fourth turn and the Ferris wheel lifts fans 150 feet above Daytona International Speedway. The party in the infield at the Rolex 24 at Daytona includes a wine-and-cheese event, a parade of historically significant cars and collectors from all over the world.Those roaring ...

Alonso confident of picking up F1 points in Brazil this week

Sports 11/08/18, 13:46

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso believes he can score the last points of his career at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.The Spanish driver said Thursday the Interlagos circuit was more suited to his McLaren than Abu Dhabi, where the season ends on Nov. 25.Occupying 10th position in the ...

2-time F1 champ Alonso hints Indy 500 return possible

Texas 10/18/18, 17:40

Fernando Alonso hinted that he could return to race the Indianapolis 500 again in 2019 after he retires from Formula One.The McLaren driver raced at Indianapolis in 2017. He led 27 laps and was in contention to win until his engine failed in an appearance that made a splash with ...

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