Andretti Autosport team owner Michael Andretti will be Fernando Alonso’s race strategist for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next month.

It was announced on Wednesday that Andretti Autosport have entered into a partnership with the McLaren Technology Group and Fernando Alonso to run the double Formula One world champion for the world’s most famous motor race.

Alonso who is in Bahrain preparing for this weekend’s Formula One race at the Sakhir circuit joins Andretti Autosport’s full time drivers, Ryan Hunter Reay, Alexander Rossi, Marco Andretti and Takuma Sato along with Jack Harvey at the race which takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29.

Alonso will join Andretti Autosport at the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama later this month to immerse himself in the team and to get to know the crews he will be working with.

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