Fernando Alonso Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Scott Dixon went to the top of the charts during the final hour of practice on Thursday as preparations continued for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion turned 107 total laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, wheeling his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to an overall best lap of 226.102 mph. Takuma Sato, who held the top spot for the majority of the day, ended up second overall at 225.693 mph in the No. 30 Rahal Letterman LaniganRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Fernando Alonso became the first accident during on-track activities on Thursday in preparation for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. With 49 minutes remaining in second day of practice, Alonso’s No. 66 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet ran on the bottom lane and clipped the gray berm that sits below the white line at the entry of Turn 4. It snapped his car sideways and took a shunt towards the inside wall. Alonso’s wounded car would go for a spin before resting at the entrance ofRead More

Posted On August 12, 2020By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Clean Opening Day for Alonso at Indy

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Fernando Alonso’s quest for racing’s Triple Crown began on a positive note, ending up fifth fastest (223.238 mph) during Opening Day practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday. While both full-time Arrow McLaren SP teammates Pato O’Ward (28th fastest) and Oliver Askew (31st) were getting their foot in the door at the 2.5-mile circuit, the two-time Formula 1 champion wasted no time setting a flying lap in his No. 66 Ruoff Mortgage Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. “Today was good,” said Alonso, who ran 29 main practiceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor After last year’s disappointment in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, Arrow McLaren SP isn’t pulling any punches for the 2020 running of the Indianapolis 500 as it will field three entries for the race in an effort to pull off the ultimate comeback story. Fernando Alonso returns to the team for his third attempt at claiming the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy, with Pato O’Ward and rookie Oliver Askew joining him to make up the McLaren arsenal at Indianapolis. Alonso’s two previous attempts at the race ended withRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Nearly 15 months removed from one of the lowest points of McLaren CEO Zak Brown’s motorsports career, he and the entire Arrow McLaren SP operation are making excellent strides for not just their NTT IndyCar Series program, but assuring last year’s Indianapolis 500 is just a blip on the radar. It’s no secret that McLaren’s independent effort in 2019 was an absolute disaster the moment they began testing with Fernando Alonso, something Brown admitted during Tuesday morning’s video conference. “You’ve got to get it pretty wrongRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer He’s back! Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will once again reunite with Renault DP World F1 Team for an unprecedented third time and replace Daniel Ricciardo, who’ll be heading to McLaren next season. Wednesday’s official confirmation marked the first time an F1 driver is set to drive for one team on three separate occasions since Nigel Mansell with Williams (1985-88, 1991-92, 1994). Rather than risking things like eyeing a Renault Sport Academy racer such as Formula 2’s Christian Lundgaard or Guanyu Zhou, the FrenchRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — This is the ninth of a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for March 13-15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: Arrow McLaren SP. Coming Tuesday: Meyer Shank Racing and Carlin. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be broadcast live on theRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arrow McLaren SP announced Tuesday that two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will be driving the third entry for the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. Alonso will be sponsored by Ruoff Mortgage and like last year, will carry the No. 66 on his Chevrolet powered car. Ruoff Mortgage is known in the world of INDYCAR as Takuma Sato’s primary sponsor when he won a thrilling 2017 Indy 500, the only race Alonso qualified where he led 27 laps until a dreaded engine failure knockedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Back at Sonoma Raceway two years ago, at the first-ever race I was credentialed to cover a NASCAR Cup Series race for this website I still proudly write for, Kyle Larson was the focal point of unnecessary controversy. Why? It’s because Larson’s passion for dirt racing (sprint and midgets), like wanting to run for the World of Outlaws championship in the future, was more apparent than his main driving profession which is stock car racing. Larson said some aren’t as open minded of versatile racers andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Juan Pablo Montoya is arguably the top-five, maybe top-three greatest drivers of the last 30 years. This isn’t a damn joke. I’m serious when I say this tremendous compliment. I’ve said it over the past half decade that he is a legend in the world of motorsports and quite frankly one of the best versatile drivers that doesn’t get the respect he deserves. After he and Team Penske co-driver Dane Cameron won their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the DPi category Saturday at the MotulRead More