McLaren Renault’s Fernando Alonso says that the company’s decision not to enter the Verizon IndyCar Series full-time in 2019 has no impact on his plans for next year.
The Spanish double Formula One world champion will retire from the sport at the end of the season and had been expected to move to IndyCar full-time with McLaren while continuing his World Endurance Championship career with Toyota in 2019.
The news that McLaren and Alonso will not enter IndyCar full-time in 2019 means that the Spaniard can fully focus his attention on winning the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship which he currently leads following his second place at the Six Hours of Fuji last weekend.
The Spaniard currently leads the FIA World Endurance Championship drivers standings by 13 points despite being disqualified from the Six Hours of Silverstone in August.
The next race on the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season is the Six Hours of Shanghai at the Shanghai International Circuit in China which takes place from 16th – 18th November.
It remains unclear whether or not Alonso will compete in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 next season.