Alonso to miss Monaco GP and race in Indianapolis 500

Double world champion Fernando Alonso is set to miss May's Monaco Grand Prix so he can compete in the Indianapolis 500 race instead.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
12th April 2017

article:12th April 2017

A change of scenery for Alonso.
A change of scenery for Alonso.

The news comes as somewhat of a surprise but the Spaniard has been told he has the full backing and support of McLaren and engine partner Honda.

Alonso will hit the speedway circuit in Indiana on Sunday, May 28 – the same day the prestigious Monte Carlo F1 race takes place.

The veteran will be racing for the Honda-powered Andretti team.

After a shaky start to the 2017 season, McLaren have yet to announce who will replace Alonso behind the F1 wheel – but there is a possibility that Jenson Button could return.