Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso who took victory in the 1000 Miles of Sebring with Toyota Gazoo Racing on Friday will make his eagerly awaited return to the NTT IndyCar Series next month when he tests his Chevrolet powered IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9.
It has now been confirmed that the Spaniard will take part in the NTT IndyCar Series open test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on April 24.
Speaking to IndyCar.com the Spaniard said:
Yes, I’m looking forward to it. “I think that’s the biggest goal this year, to be competitive in the Indy 500 together with McLaren. I’m happy with the program, how everything has taken place and the guys that are onboard at the moment.
“It’s going to be challenging because there are ultra-competitive teams in the series, but at the same time, we are all committed and determined to do well.
In 2017 when Alonso made his Indianapolis 500 debut in a Honda powered McLaren in partnership with Andretti Autosport the Spaniard led 27 laps before retiring from the race due to an engine failure.
This year McLaren have entered into a technical and logistical partnership with Carlin Racing.
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