Fernando Alonso will get his first opportunity to test the 2019 Chevrolet powered McLaren NTT IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday in the sister McLaren Dallara test chassis which has been prepared by McLaren’s technical and logistics partner Carlin Racing.
The car Alonso will race in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge was unveiled at the McLaren Technology Centre on Monday has now been sent to Indaianapolis Motor Speedway for the open test which takes place on April 24.
Speaking about the new car, Alonso said:
I’m excited we are finally able to reveal to the world the No. 66 car which I’ll be racing with McLaren at the Indy 500 in May. “The team at the McLaren factory has worked very hard to build this car ready for our return to the iconic Brickyard, and I think it looks fantastic in the 2019 McLaren Racing colors. My hopes for the race remain the same, to win and achieve the Triple Crown, and I’m looking forward to meeting the fantastic U.S. fans who made me feel so welcome first time around.”