Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe has taken to Twitter to welcome Fernando Alonso back to the Verizon IndyCar Series following Saturday’s confirmation that the Spaniard will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with McLaren for the 2019 Indianapolis 500.

The Mayor of HinchTown tweeted on Sunday morning:

I’ll have a cold six-pack of Hammerdown waiting for you when you get here, @alo_oficial! Good to have you back! https://t.co/kmdI6As958

The Mayor of HinchTown wasn’t the only driver to welcome Alonso back with Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden saying:

Welcome back @alo_oficial! #Indy500 #INDYCAR https://t.co/AoFyU0Yw1l

Alonso’s current F1 rival Marcus Ericsson who moves to the Verizon IndyCar Series full time with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2019 tweeted:

Good stuff ! See you there mate @IndyCar @IMS https://t.co/MYKuaLsMdN

It was just drivers welcoming the news with Andretti Autosport’s Michael Andretti tweeting:

Really excited to have @alo_oficial and @McLarenF1 return to the 500 next year!

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway tweeted:

Who’s ready for Round 2️⃣?

Details on @alo_oficial’s #Indy500 ride ➡️ https://t.co/1kXkBXDYqn

@Indycar | #IsItMayYet https://t.co/32fqsf4XzM

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