Arrow McLaren SP team co owner Sam Schmidt has confirmed that his team will likely run a third car in 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge next May.

Schmidt, whose team announced on Wednesday that they have signed Oliver Askew and Patricio O’Ward to race for them in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020 leaving long time driver James Hinchcliffe with a drive.

Speaking on Thursday, Schmidt said that double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso is an option for the Indianapolis 500.

Paddock Eye understands that Fernando Alonso who is set to compete in the Dakar Rally with Toyota will return to the NTT IndyCar Series for the Indianapolis 500.

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