Double F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso out of Indy 500. The Spaniard was bumped out of the weekend-long qualifying session at the very last moment by 23-year-old Kyle Kaiser. This means that Alonso will not compete in the 2019 Indy 500 taking place next weekend.
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Alonso was attempting to win motorsport’s Triple Crown, having already won the prestigious Monaco GP and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 37-year-old took a sabbatical from Formula One this year with his sights firmly set on the goal in Indianapolis. Alonso out of Indy 500 2019 means that he will have to return on 2020 if he still plans to obtain this lofty ambition. Alonso aimed to become only the second driver after Britain’s Graham Hill to claim the Triple Crown.
You can listen to Alonso and team manager Gil de Ferran in the video below where they discuss their exit from the famous event.