Fernando Alonso is STILL ‘not comfortable’ with oval racing during Indy 500 qualifying preparations

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172 laps in two days

F1 star will miss the Monaco Grand Prix to take part at the Indianapolis 500 as he is still getting used to the track

FERNANDO ALONSO is struggling to adapt to the style of racing required for Indy 500 as he prepares for qualifying.

The two-time F1 world champion is yet to get familiar with the transition and has completed a staggering 172 laps across the first two days of practice.

Fernando Alonso still does not feel comfortable in Indy 500

The Spaniard – who will miss the Monaco Grand Prix to compete at Indy – also completed 103 laps during his test on May 3.


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But despite over 150 laps on the oval track, the McLaren driver still feels he has a lot more to learn.

The 35-year-old said: “I feel happy, but definitely not comfortable.

“Yesterday, especially thanks to the traffic running, I was much more comfortable and happier with the position we are now.

Fernando Alonso feels like he has more to practice to do on the oval circuit

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Fernando Alonso feels like he has more to practice to do on the oval circuit

The two-time F1 champion is practising ahead of qualifying

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The two-time F1 champion is practising ahead of qualifying

Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix

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Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix


“[But there is] still a lot to come.

“Obviously in the first couple of days in the car, all the setup changes I did were transparent for me because I was not able to feel the car. Now I start to do so, so I’m happy.

“There’s plenty of time, plenty of running. I’m not ready yet, but I think I will be for qualifying and the race.”

Fernando Alonso insists he still has more to learn

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Fernando Alonso insists he still has more to learn



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