It Was Quite Special
Fernando Alonso said that his first time in the new Chevrolet powered McLaren Racing Dallara NTT IndyCar was quite special.
The Spaniard returned to the cockpit of an IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday and speaking to IndyCar.com he said:
It was definitely quite special. “The oval is very different to (Indianapolis Motor Speedway), so you feel really the banking and you feel the compression on the body. It’s definitely physically different, the feeling you get, so that was interesting.
Alonso who take part in a full field test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on April 24 went on to say:
It’s a little bit more of an unknown situation for all of us,” We believe in different philosophies in terms of setup and ways to prepare the cars. So we are experimenting those. We started with a baseline setup that we know has been used in the past, but slowly we tried to test different things. Today was the first day and in Indianapolis it’s going to be a little bit more deep into that.
McLaren tweeted on Wednesday:
Taking the new car for a ride. 🧡🇺🇸
— McLaren Indy (@McLarenIndy) April 10, 2019