Alonso Delighted With Positive Day At The Speedway
McLaren Honda Andretti driver Fernando Alonso in the No.29 Honda had another great day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the double Formula One world champion continued his preparation for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The Spaniard completed a staggering 117 laps over the course of the day and not only that he was able to work in traffic both with his Andretti Autosport team mates and his rival drivers on track.
Alonso ended the day with the 24th fastest speed with a 221.029mph and speaking following his second practice day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Alonso stated:
It was good, it was good, very positive and productive day. We did a lot of laps – 117 laps today I think – a lot of learning, some group running, finally with some traffic. So, it is information I will sleep on and be a better oval driver tomorrow.” (About running in traffic) “It felt OK, it felt as I expected. Obviously, here it’s very important to keep close to the car in front of you, to take the benefit from the next straight. It was useful. I’m on the best team for that; we are six cars and we were running together. My teammates were amazing (in) helping me. I knew they were taking care of me in some moments of the run, so that was good and yeah, first time for me. (I was) learning every lap here and there, you know, when I follow them, learning what they do, how they attack the next corner or the next lap, how they prepare the overtaking, so, it was very useful and a very productive day.