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Fernando Alonso

Alonso unsure if he will compete at the Indy 500 again

The double Formula 1 world champion says he is "totally focused" on F1 for the time being.

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Fernando Alonso has not made any plans to compete and win at the Indy 500 to complete the Triple Crown despite his recent desires to win one of motorsport's most prestigious races.

The Spaniard raced at Indianapolis 2017, 2019 and 2020 but has failed in his bed to become just the second driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans and the Indy 500 (the Triple Crown). Alonso only needs to win America's biggest motorsport event having won twice at Monaco as well as back to back titles at Le Mans with Toyota.

“Honestly, right now, it is difficult to think that much forward,” he told WTF1.“I am totally focused on Formula 1. Now, I can’t say that I see the IndyCar or the Indy 500 as a final goal in the future."

Alonso entered the Dakar Rally in 2020 with Toyota after a five month training programme testing in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He finished 13th in the event with a best stage finish of second.

“I see more Dakar (rally). I enjoyed the experience in Saudi," said the Renault driver. "(Dakar) is a race that requires less preparation. It’s a little bit more of an adventure than making perfection out of an oval and in many ways is less risky.

“It is quite a dangerous race Dakar, but nothing beats Indy in terms of risk. You need to manage that as well.”


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