Fernando Alonso Spears Into Wall During 2019 Indy 500 Practice

This year’s Indy 500 is fast approaching but the campaign hasn’t got off to a great start for fan favorite Fernando Alonso.

During day 2 of practice at the circuit, Alonso ran wide in his #66 McLaren Racing-Chevrolet and slammed into a wall. The impact pushed him skidding across the track and into the inside wall before he again ricocheted across the track and came to a rest next to the concrete barriers.

Footage of the incident reveals that the crash caused extensive damage to the sides and rear of the race car.

“It was just pure understeer on the car. Even if I lifted the throttle on the entry to the corner it was not enough. I lost completely the front aero there. The wall came too close and too quickly,” Alonso told NBC. “Unfortunately, it happened today and we will lose a little bit of running time again. I’m sorry for the team. We’ll learn and come back stronger tomorrow.”

Also Read: Alonso Will “Definitely” Race The Indy 500 Again

Alonso managed to turn in 50 laps of running during the first day of practice before his car suffered an electrical issue. Prior to his crash on day 2, he had run 46 laps in the first 90 minutes of practice, Motorsport reports.

The popular Spanish racing driver is chasing motorsport’s ‘Triple Crown’ at this year’s Indy 500 and with wins at the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans already under his belt, is just one step away from joining Graham Hill as the second racer to win the Triple Crown.

This year’s Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday May 26, 2019.

 

  • jacquelin

    I actually make more or less $9736 per monthly basis through internet . That has been very good revenues to upgrade from my 9-5 previous work , In fact the best thing around it’s that I now complete all my work just two or three hours each day which retains me a whole lot more of relaxation time in comparison to what I had before with my family. Here’s how you can begin====> GOODLOVE50.PW/UiYW8Z

  • JGreen

    Still hope Alonso does well in the race (even though he is not allowed to use a Honda engine).

Ferrari’s 1,000 PS Hybrid Supercar Spotted A Week Before Its Official Unveiling

These are the first spy shots of an actual prototype of Ferrari’s 1,000 PS hybrid supercar.

BMW E-Scooter Offers 7.5-Mile Range, Goes 12 MPH For $895

The BMW E-Scooter is powered by a 150-watt electric motor attached to the rear wheel.

Ford And Agility Robotics Looking To Reshape How Deliveries Are Being Made

Digit is a two-legged robot capable of lifting packages that weigh up to 40 lbs.

Recall Alert: The Driver Airbag In Your 2019 Honda CR-V Could Deploy Unexpectedly

The issue has led to three alleged injuries and has made Honda prompt a recall.

Carlos Ghosn Appears In Japanese Court For Pre-Trial Hearings

Carlos Ghosn could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Brabham To Follow Up BT62 With Street-Legal Supercar

The new Brabham will be more approachable, and affordable, than the track-only BT62.

FCA Will Invest $4 Billion In Brazil To Regain Market Share

Fiat was once the highest-selling automaker in Brazil but now sits in third place.

McLaren Admits Avalanche Of Blunders Cost It Dearly At Indy

Showing up without a steering wheel (!) for the first test was the start of their many issues.

Concrete Barrier Saves Cammer From Inbound Out-Of-Control Truck

The truck driver begun losing control for no obvious reason before sliding towards the median.

Dodge Demon Is No Threat To Tuned, 1000 HP Corvette ZR1

Hennessey Performance has also created and even even crazier ZR1 package with 1200 hp.