Since he began to mark the path that last August 14 led him to announce his withdrawal from Formula 1, Fernando Alonso He got tired of repeating that speech with which he enumerated the weaknesses of the competition that made him famous and rich. At the same time, he was explaining by highlighting the attractions of other challenges that appeared to him. Aware of the impossibility of considering the victory of his third World Cup due to the lazyness of McLaren who has driven the last four seasons, the Spaniard has set himself the goal of accumulating what is known as the Triple Crown , an honorary award given to those who are able to prevail in the Monaco Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 500 miles from Indianapolis.
After winning with three different teams (Renault, McLaren and Ferrari) in Monaco and having won the legendary event on the La Sarthe circuit in the edition of this year, the Spaniard will face his second attempt at to win the 500 miles, after remaining an hour to fight for the win in 2017. It will not be easy, since his car (McLaren) will be equipped with a Chevrolet engine, a little less powerful than the Honda, winner of seven of the last ten editions, More than the last will be taken by Will Power, driving a Dallara with an engine & # 39; Chevy & # 39 ;.
The agreement, announced this Tuesday morning through a statement issued by the Woking team (Great Britain), responds to a strategic alliance of the British manufacturer with General Motors, which through another of its brands, in this case Cadillac, will also support Alonso at the end of next month in his participation in the 24 Hours of Daytona. "For me it is a pride to be able to represent the brand of the bow tie in the Indianapolis 500. Having this engine means being in the best position possible to fight in the head," said Alonso in the message. "Fernando offers us an extraordinary talent, a great passion for sport and to win the best races in existence, and when it is on track, it generates excitement for fans all over the world", agrees Jim Campbell, vice president of the North American company.