McLaren Honda Andretti driver Fernando Alonso was once again near the top of the charts on Carb Day on Friday, the final day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Alonso driving the No.29 Honda ended the day in fifth place overall recording a fastest speed of 226.608MPH having completed 32 laps.

The double Formula One world champion starts Sunday’s race from fifth place having set a four lap average of 231.300MPH and speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:

“It was a lot of action today in a one-hour session. You have a lot of things happening. Everything is compressed on those 60 minutes. So we had some yellow flags; we had some laps to test different things on the car. And just even, you know, very normal things that for everyone else will be straightforward. For me, I don’t know where, you know, if we change something on the car, where to find it, you know, on the steering wheel and things like that. So simple things that I am still running behind a little bit, but today I think we put all the ticks in all the boxes and extremely happy.

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