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Alonso to race at Indianapolis 500 in 2017

– Fernando Alonso is to compete at the prestigious Indianapolis 500 this year, with a one-car entry submitted by McLaren, which will be run by the Andretti team, and powered by Honda engines.Alonso, who has never competed on ovals, will attempt to race at the iconic venue next month, meaning he will miss the Monaco Grand Prix, which takes place on the same weekend.McLaren has yet to name a replacement for Alonso, but the Spaniard expressed his delight at the tie-up between McLaren, Andretti and Honda, allowing him to compete at Indianapolis."I'm immensely excited that I'll be racing in this year's Indy 500, with McLaren, Honda and Andretti Autosport," said Alonso, who is...
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