Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has confirmed that he will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2020 to attempt to qualify for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Speaking to Sky Sports F1HD during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday the Spaniard who is with McLaren this weekend confirmed that he is going to try to do better at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next season after failing to qualify for the race this season.
What is not certain is who the 24 Hours of LeMans winner will race for.
Paddock Eye understands that while discussions with McLaren Racing about driving a third Chevrolet powered entry for Arrow McLaren SP alongside Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew are ongoing there is a possibility that the Spaniard could potentially return to Andretti Autosport with whom he made his Indianapolis 500 debut with in 2017.
Alonso also confirmed to Sky Sports F1HD that he is monitoring the situation in Formula One and could make a return to the sport in 2021 when the new regulations come in but he is also looking at a possible return to WEC for their Hypercar era which begins in 2021.
For now the Spaniard is focused on the weekend with McLaren in Abu Dhabi before preparing for the 2020 Dakar Rally with Toyota Gazoo Racing.