McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown released the following statement after Fernando Alonso and the McLaren team failed to qualify for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Incredibly disappointed for the fans, our team, our partners and Fernando that we will not be racing in the Indy500 this year. It was always going to be a hard road but no excuses – we didn’t get the job done. Credit and respect to those who did. I’m sorry we couldn’t put McLaren and Fernando in the race. The team put their heart and soul into it and I thank them. We know where we went wrong and we’ll fix it.

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