From the moment he stepped foot into Formula 1, Fernando Alonso proved to be an enigma. He didn’t drive like anybody else, yet his skills behind the wheel could never be doubted. Alonso teamed up with McLaren during his F1 career, and when he stepped away from the sport, he didn’t step away from his team.
In 2017 Alonso was part of the McLaren Indy Car team that came oh, so close to taking the crown. His 2019 attempt was one to forget about, however, with Alonso failing to qualify. Alonso will be hoping his 2020 Indy 500 race is much better with his new car separating him from the competition.
Aiming for the Triple Crown
The Indy 500 is the final piece of the motor racing Triple Crown for Alonso, and this is his new ride for 2020. Alonso’s car will differ from his teammates as he won’t be sporting orange and black, but a white and green paint job. The Spanish driver’s own lifestyle brand, Kimoa, will adorn the car powered by a Chevy engine.
With different liveries from his teammates, this car will ensure that Alonso stands out on the track, no matter what position he finds himself in. Alonso proved in 2017 he has the skills to compete for the crown, and we expect him to fight tooth-and-nail for the win.
Fernando Alonso is bringing a wealth of racing experience to the 2020 Indy 500, and he will be hoping he fares much better than last year. With Alonso as part of the McLaren team for 2020, the British racing franchise will be hoping to have turned a corner in its fortunes.