After their joint failure to qualify for the 2019 edition of the Indianapolis 500, and McLaren's arrival full time in 2020, it seemed almost written in advance that the British team would make a third car available. Fernando Alonso for the next Indy 500.
But it turns out that the Spaniard, who is gradually moving away from McLaren this year, would be interested in competing with Andretti Autosport, and would have started discussions with the team, which plans to already a quota of five full-time cars in 2020.
"The agreement is not made" said Jesus Balseiro, a Spanish journalist for AS, who explains that "The biggest obstacle is that Andretti uses Honda engines", obviously recalling the "tumultuous past" between the engine and the pilot.
In 2017, however, Alonso and Andretti, with the financial support of McLaren, had teamed up to compete in the Indy 500 (photo), and the Spaniard was in the lead group until a break-up. Good memories that will necessarily weigh in the balance when negotiating.