Fernando Alonso has qualified for the next weekend with the Indy 500, which proved to be a successful week of practice and qualified for the rookie.
During his qualification run, the Spaniard averaged 231,300 miles an hour around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This puts him behind Japan’s Takuma Sato in the fourth, former F1 driver and last year’s winner Alexander Rossi in third, Ed Carpenter in the second and New Zealand’s Scott Dixon, who claimed pole with a 232,164 mph average.
Speaking with the BBC After his impressive qualifying result, Alonso said that during his run Alonso had encountered some minor engine problems, but was satisfied with the result.
“I think the car was better than yesterday. We had an over-boost problem (with the turbocharger) in the last corner, so the engine was like the brakes and I lost a bit “He said, claiming the problem could have cost him an average speed of 0.3-0.5 mph
Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix next week to compete at the Indy 500 And return to the Canadian Grand Prix in June.