Final count down for Alonso as he tries to achieve motorsport ‘Triple Crown’
Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will make his third attempt to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday and become only the second Triple Crown winner in the sport.
It could also be his last chance as the Spaniard will return to Formula One with Renault in 2021 following a two-year break and team principal Cyril Abiteboul said he would like the 39-year-old to keep his focus solely on Formula One after that.
Victory in Indianapolis would make the Monaco Grand Prix winner and Le Mans 24 Hours champion only the second driver, after the late Briton Graham Hill, to complete the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
But he will have his work cut out for him when he climbs behind the wheel as part of the Arrow McLaren SP team, where he will start 26th of 33 cars after posting disappointing qualifying results in his Chevrolet-powered vehicle.