Two-time world champion Formula 1 Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is ready in the future to spend a full season in IndyCar.
This year, Alonso took part in the race “Indy 500” and even managed to be a leader for 27 laps, piloting the car of the team Andretti Autosport, but in the final stages of the race his Honda engine has died.
Speaking at the Grand Prix of Canada, he joined the stream IndyCar in Texas on NBC.
Responding to a leading question whether he in the future to switch to IndyCar for the full season, Alonso replied: “Why not?”
He also stressed that his priority in addition to the F1 still is winning the “Triple crown of Motorsport”, but it needs to not only win the race, “Indy 500”, but in the “24 hours of Le Mans”, in addition to a win at the Monaco Grand Prix.
“I am ready to continue in Formula 1, trying to find the best car – continued Alonso. But I’m considering different options. In terms of the “Triple crown” the Indy 500 is the priority, but why not spend the entire season in IndyCar?”
Alonso seemed to like it race in Texas, which was a lot of intense fight from the start.
“I’m watching the race, and these guys are the best,’ said Alonso. I had a lot to learn for the sake of one race, but for the whole season I have to learn much more.”
On Thursday, Alonso hinted that the only way McLaren-Honda to convince him to stay for 2018 is to win the Grand Prix until September.
He stressed that he does not know what he would do next season.
“I’m open to all,’ said Alonso. – I don’t have a clear answer right now. I’d be lying if I said that I know what will happen in the next year.”
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