That is so cool. The Indy 500 has always been #1 on my bucket list of things to see in person and being someone who loves both Indy Cars and F1 it is awesome to see Alonso coming over here and getting his feet wet at 227mph heading into a corner. Loved his honesty and hope that they can give him a car capable of competing for a top 10 for his first time there.
Great to see Alonso smiling again after years of frustration.
I hope that you do very well Fernando!
Uff! , Alonso, Montoya , Power, castroneves and Dixon , this looks like an amazing race, Alonso will win the triple crown of Motorsports if he wins INDY 500 , this doesn't happen everyday, looking forward to see this
He seems to be much happier in just one day than in his past 10 years.
I honestly wish Fernando all the best.
I am glad to see another European in Indycar. I wouldn't change living in Europe for everything but american motorsport is way much more spectacular now :D I have always seen both tho.
Good old Nando's having fun
Is 2:20 a good time?
he said 222... i looked up the pole from last year and it was 230mph.. so im guessing its pretty good for first testing ... the time in and of itself will get him nowhere on the grid if im looking at the final grid.. Im not really sure how indy qualifying is structured though..if its all out fastest or some average over a couple days.
I found that he struggled in the left corner.
confident the best driver in the world can do a good job
You can tell Alonso is genuinely having a good time. Having teammates and competitors alike giving him advice and wishing him well has to be a totally new experience for him.
E' evidente che ha fame di vittorie, farà scintille il 28 maggio. Agli "autisti" americani farà vedere i sorci verdi.
El número 1 mucha suerte mágic Fernando Alonso 👍👍👍👍
He must have seen the 2 birds he killed? Why not comment on that?
Indy return would be a nice idea if they didn't have hell of a lot to do with their current F1 performances, namely when they appear as a long term problem. Definitely a bad signal towards everyone involved in McLaren's F1 activities. I get a feeling that Zack Brown is neglecting the team, McLaren's main focus should be F1 under any circumstances. If he thinks that taking part in 500 miles somehow improves the picture of the team, he's doing it really wrong.
Wow, look at all the sponsors his overalls suddenly have on them!
alonso looks much more relaxed here than on f1 padock
thats weird way to measure laps
They are measuring speed, not lap time. Whoever has the fastest speed in training sits on pole for the race.
"my right foot got its own brain" ... great guy - hope he'll be successful. God to see him smile again.
That's a lot of sponsors on his overall!
Great to see Alonso happy again.
You guys from EEUU are awesome, so much love!!and less haters than in Spain.... you are awesome
He needs Ad-blocker for that jump suit. M'erica! Love them ads :P
Fernando the F1 is a way better you know ??????
Go Fernando.I really hope you'll win the Indy 500,you're a legend!
Even if he doesnt win he can still say at least it didnt broke down.
mclaren should be ashamed branding another car. its a joke sort your own out
Dont be a motorsports snob. Better yet, if you think its 'just an oval' perhaps you should be able to dominate them all then. Theres millions in it for you at the top end of NASCAR and Indycar for you. Have at it. anyways, an F1 engine would probably shed its bits if it had to turn 12-13k rpm flat out for 500miles.
Least the Indycars would finish the race
Jeez, I wonder why an F1 engine wouldn't survive the Indy 500. It's almost like they aren't built to go non-stop full throttle on an oval track./sarcasm
if alonso dnf from indy 500 I will do something
He looks so happy and positive compared to when he was in F1. So happy to see our 2 time world champion that way.
Waiting for the new Indycar experts.
Robin Miller gets how racecars work.
What a brilliant PR move by McLaren/Honda! Wonder how many people will figure out he's actually driving a Dallara.
Everyone already knows that. Dallara makes the one chassis for IndyCar, and either Chevy or Honda supply engines. It's pretty obvious why Alonso is driving the car with a Honda engine.
Ferari should hired alonso back
Timon he wasn't. I was talking about the end of 2014.
Johannes, I wasn't even aware that Fernando was still driving for Ferrari in 2015 & 2016.
Fernando has burnt too many bridges for that to happen. Amazingly talented driver, but never seemed to know when to just stay quiet.
The very reason Ferrari became as good as they are now is because they got rid of Fernando Alonso.
"The right foot has his own brain." That's a classic!
Love that guy!!!
Great to see Alonso smiling again on the camera, haven't seen him doing that in a long time in F1.
It's so nice to see Alonso fucking happy and smiling and shit. I hope that if he enjoys Indy and can't get a seat somewhere decent in F1 that he makes the switch, he still has a career left.
Man I bet his right shoulder must hurt like hell from all them left hand turn G's!!!
He finished more laps than his four F1 races combined, and with just one engine.
F1 engines have much tighter tolerances. The Indy 500 alone is ~3 GP in length by itself not including practices and qualifying. I think the razor edge nature of F1 engines would hurt them at the Brickyard. F1 cars in Monza trim would produce a LOT more drag than Indycars in speedway trim. Then of course is the issue of harvesting energy. They simply wouldnt have the opportunity to harvest energy and they would simply have a hybrid system that is little more than added weight. They might have a little energy at the start and restarts but that is it. They would otherwise be as fast or slower than the Dallara chassis due to only having the ICE's power. Likely slower due to the added drag. Then theres the tires: Pirellis tires would not do well under those constant loads and we would likely see more stops for those cars and possibly more blow outs.
1320crusier it wouldn't blow up as the engines are very similar in build, the only thing they would have to worry about is cooling if there were cautions. A F1 car would be significantly faster around an oval anyway. More power and less drag than an Indy car.
Dont be a motorsports snob. Better yet, if you think its 'just an oval' perhaps you should be able to dominate them all then. Theres millions in it for you at the top end of NASCAR and Indycar for you. Have at it.anyways, an F1 engine would probably shed its bits if it had to turn 12-13k rpm flat out for 500miles.
SUN SU, saying "just ovals" trivializes the various challenges that exist between different types of racing. If you check out Alonso's interviews today at Indy, He makes a few comments that might surprise you! At any rate, enjoy the 500 this year!
SUN SU To be fair, these laps were just ovals where he goes almost flat out, not much braking or turning happens
Ok, brother lets smoke :)
13 new sponsors just on the suit so far... great job :D
Gašper Dernovšek I do not see new sponsors. You have the same McLarenF1 sponsors plus the common Indy sponsors plus Andretti sponsors. Combined they are a lot.
Long time ago I've seen Fred so happy in front of the camera's. Good to see he's got his mojo back.
He is finally smiling!
God bless Fernando!
If his engine blows up on the formation lap I would absolutely lose it.
Praeliator Indy Lights engine!
Indy car, Indy car engine. AAAARRGGHH.
I think Fernando would as well.
"At the beginning I have to be honest... The right foot had his own brain, his own power, and he was not connected to my brain! So I wanted to be flat out but the right foot has its own life!"
The right foot is all like "I DON'T FUCKING THINK SO!". :D
A quote that stood out to me today as well.
he is a murderer. He hit two birds whilst driving. instant roadkill. lol I love nando
2 birds, 1 car.. win.
I beg to differ Mike. He is an efficient hunter;)
I love his humility go for it Alonso.
ok brother,Fernando wtf
I'd love to see 'nando do well here. He deserves a positive experience after bearing the weight of 3 years in the weeds with a poor engine in F1.
These are the ugliest racing cars ever created.
John Johansen Absolutely right. These Indy cars are beyond ugly, they're fuckin hideous.
Yep. And whats worse is the fact that you can also be covered in sulfuric acid.
John Johansen If a cellphone battery, which weights about 30 g, can produce a quite dangerous explosion, imagine what will happen if the 320.000 g battery of a Formula E explodes. That could be easily like a raginh inferno.
Tires. Batteries. Electrical components. Brake fluid. Electrical fires are especially dangerous as they require a special fire extinguisher to put them out. As someone who is in training to become an automotive technician, I have learned these things.
What's going to burn on an FE car? It's not like there's going to be a raging inferno.
So nice to see someone this happy doing something they love! Haven't seen him this happy for ages, good luck to him
Lee Pillay good info
I think it was a combination of factors that's lead to Honda's situation. Mobil was McLarens fuel partner and the 2017 engine was designed and dyno tested on Mobil fuel (no issues with the engine during this development phase). Fast forward to the first pre-season test in Barcelona and there was no fuel trucks for McLaren at the test.It's rumoured that Mobil and McLaren parted ways and McLaren switched to Castrol (aka BP Fuel) and this in turn had created the vibrations with the ICE and Honda hasn't been able to fix or sort since. It's apparently so bad that it's causing some of the electronics to vibrate loose which is why they are running it at less HP to try help with that situation.
Lee Pillay So pretty much, the engine is shit. It's fairly amateurish to have vibration issues when they have admitted they only did single cylinder tests on the dyno! Shocking project management
It's actually MGUH, heat recovery system of the hybrid and bad vibrations from the ICE (Internal combustion engine).
From what I have gathered the main problem now is not the transmission, rather the MGUK system ( part of the "hybrid" system that relates to energy recovery and electric motor power delivery).
Weird how Alonso is easily happy here to his last three F1 seasons.Wait, why did I say weird?He's finally back to where he should be, in a race winning car and no more DNFs killing a 2 Time F1 WC.Get the experience & win Indy within the next few years, for sure
Ann Teak valentino rossi is not on the best bike at all. The yamaha's are pretty bad this year the hondas are pretty much faster. He is the best rider so he will be competitive
Ann Teak LOL you really have no idea of what we are talking about here 😂😂
Alexander Rossi won the Indy 500 at the first attempt in 2016. That was not a reference to Valentino Rossi...
Rossi is on the best bike in MotoGP, Alonso is driving a piece of crap.
Andretti has had some gremlins bite them in the ass this season. Keep your fingers crossed. However, notice how the car didnt break down and need to be carted to teh pits xD
Right footitis. Bryan Redman said he had to push his knee down to make his foot go full throttle in the Porsche 917 on the Mulsanne Straight.
It was funny. He is being honest. Most drivers deal with it.
Fr. Duffy Fighting 69th Really loved the comment about the brain in his right foot. laughed so hard I was crying
The proof that he never recovered from the 2015 testing crash.
Nothing right and all left, that's Indy. lel
Hélder Caridade Pires He's a world champion. What are you exactly? Nothing right?
1320crusier It should mean something if some F1 rejects end up in oval racing and even winning.
Ovals are inferior huh? That means you should be able to dominate tough guy. Put up or shut up.
He is already well proven on circuits...not yet ovals. I can't wait to see him race at Indy!
first to claim "first"
I think top motorsport should be more global, f1 must have pauses for indy 500 and 24 hours of le mans for the pilots have the opportunity to race this events, i talk about not 1-2 persons i talk about 5-10 guys!
We can also add 24h of Nürburgring, Dakar Rally, Isle of Man TT to this list. :)
Digital Service I agree. It gives drivers a chance to improve their driving experiance, and develop their resume. Racing series' would get more exposure and fans of one series would explore other racing series, much like what is happening now.
Montoya thought he was F1 WC Material only to be in championship contending car and have his butt handed to him royally by one Kimi Raikkonen! Even through the start of 2006 he was no where near Kimi hence why he gave up and moved on.So I hardly rate Juan Pablo average to good perhaps, not F1 WC material not even close.
David JR All motorsport with the exception of drag racing, involves "driving in circles" as you put it. Besides if there has been any driver who was good enough to race in F1 but chose to race against rednecks was Juan Pablo Montoya who left F1 midway through 2006 to race in NASCAR
No one who is good enough to race in Formula 1 is going to choose to drive around in a circle with a bunch of rednecks, Alonso is only doing it because his car is utter shit