F1: Alonso breaks his last link with McLaren and opens up to new horizons




The Spaniard will not be an ambassador for the Woking team in 2020 and finalizes his signing with Andretti for the 500 Miles of Indianapolis.

Alonso, in the 500 Indianapolis Miles of 2017.

The McLaren team confirmed on Monday that Fernando Alonso will not serve as his ambassador during 2020, a season in which the world champion of Formula 1 has yet to determine his agenda. However, the extinction of his last link with the Woking team facilitates the options for the Spaniard, who finalizes negotiations with Andretti Autosport to dispute the 500 Miles of Indianapolis.

The double winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans had begun in March his work as McLaren's ambassador and wore the colors blue and papaya in a couple of great prizes of the F1 World Cup (Italy and Abu Dhabi). In addition, he got behind the wheel of the MCL-34 during the pre-season tests of Pirelli in Bahrain.

Despite his failure last year with McLaren Racing, when he couldn't even qualify for the race in the Last Row Shootout, Alonso continues to consider the 500 Miles as an “absolute priority” for the new course. After Monday's announcement, the options to repeat in the Brickyard with the team led by Zak Brown, who dreamed of having him in front of a third car, are completely ruled out.

“We want it to happen”

In this way, the best place to have Alonso in the 500 Miles is the Andretti Autosport team, with whom he already ran in Indianapolis in 2017. “We want it to happen. I just have to discover how to find financing,” he revealed a few weeks Michael Andretti, head of the aforementioned team.

Another option on the table would be to complete the entire IndyCar season, a milestone that Alex Palou can take on, confirmed on the Dale Coyne Racing team. The last Spanish driver who played all the races in this American category was Oriol Serviá in 2013.

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