Honda vetoes against Fernando Alonso’s Indy-500 deal with Andretti

Fernando Alonso’s plans to compete for the third time in the Indianapolis 500 seem to have taken a hit. It was reported last week that Fernando had reached an agreement with the top team of Michael Andretti to make another attempt to complete the ‘triple crown.’

Apparently an announcement was to be made this week, but new reports indicate that the deal has now been vetoed by Andretti’s engine supplier Honda. Basically Honda does not want to supply any engine support financial and/or technical to a car driven by Fernando. Alonso and Honda have a difficult past, with the former two-time F1 champion now admitting that he regrets describing the Japanese company’s engine supplied to McLaren in 2015 as a “GP2 engine”.

“Maybe I shouldn’t have said it, but I didn’t say it in the TV pen or the press conference,” he told F1 Racing magazine. “If a top driver today went through the performance that I went through, I could not imagine what they would say,” added Alonso, 38.

Source: GP24 Author, Frank van Nunen
Photocredit: Indycar Championship

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