Andretti Autosport Chairman and CEO Michael Andretti has revealed that people should not believe everything they read when it comes to his team and Fernando Alonso.
It has been widely reported that Honda Japan vetoed Alonso’s planned return to Andretti Autosport however it would now appear that was not the case.
The Spaniard was highly critical of Honda when they supplied McLaren in Formula One and the company refused to supply McLaren in the Indy 500 last year.
Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull said earlier this week Ganassi had not had an approach from Alonso or his representatives to run a fourth car for him and they had received no request from Honda not to run the two time Formula One champion.
James Hinchcliffe will drive the No.29 Genesys Honda with 29 car which Alonso ran in 2017 in a joint effort with Andretti and McLaren and Michael Andretti has revealed that they were working on a deal to run Alonso but it failed to materialize.
Andretti revealed that when a deal could not be reached Alonso made him aware that he and his team had decided to go elsewhere for his 500 effort.
It is believed that Alonso could drive a third entry for Arrow McLaren SP which would make sense particularly has he has the experience of qualifying for the race and McLaren have Oliver Askew who will make his Indianapolis 500 debut on May 24.
An outside option is Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing who have not ruled out running a third car alongside Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato but it is mostly likely going to be McLaren.