The Spanish pilot Fernando Alonso advanced in its set-up facing the 500 miles from Indianapolis, in a productive second session in terms of the large number of laps and the pace, despite a collision with the wall in the final stretch of the session.
Alonso finished eighth the second day this Thursday, after being fifth the day before at the premiere of official training sessions. The double world champion of Formula 1, at the controls of his Ruoff Arrow McLaren SP Chevy number 66, was three tenths of the fastest, the New Zealander Scott Dixon (Honda).
In preparation for the race to be held on August 23, Alonso rolled much more on the oval than the day before, 126 laps by Wednesday 29. Thus, the Asturian driver prepares to fine-tune his car while recovering the sensations of driving and traffic in the Indy 500, his return to the wheel seven months later and since the Dakar.
“It was the grip. This place has the walls very close. That is how it is. I hope this does not happen on Sunday the 23rd. You learn every lap you do and we learned from this. Tomorrow we start again. I think everything will be fine tomorrow. Let’s keep up the good work and, hopefully, no more problems, “said an Alonso who aspires to the ‘Triple Crown’ about his crash.
Dixon, leader of the IndyCar Series and winner of three consecutive tests at the start of 2020, presented his candidacy for pole to be played this weekend and his second victory in the event, 12 years after his victory in 2008 The competition is tough up there, with Takuma Sato and Marco Andretti second and third.