Fernando Alonso and McLaren Racing will be in action with the majority of the Indianapolis 500 field at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway open test on Wednesday.
The Spaniard who is attempting to win motorsports triple crown at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month has been in action at Texas Motor Speedway recently putting the new Chevrolet powered McLaren IndyCar through its paces.
It is increasingly unlikely that Alonso will compete in a second season of the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota Gazoo Racing with the double Formula One world champion on the verge of winning the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship he would be free to pursue other racing interests.
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has said that the team’s eventual full-time participation in the NTT IndyCar Series as a two car operation depends on how they get on at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month.
Alonso has said that he would like to try racing an IndyCar on a street or road course so it is possible that following the 24 Hours of LeMans on 15/16 the Spaniard could return to the US and compete in the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. McLaren could opt to field Alonso for the Honda Indy Toronto in July ahead of a full-time two car effort in 2020.
President of McLaren Racing’s IndyCar programme Bob Fernley has said that the team are fully focused on the Indianapolis 500 but after that who knows what might happen.