Spanish Formula One racing driver and a double World Champion Fernando Alonso has qualified 5th for next weekend’s Indy 500.
|Fernando Alonso. Image credit: Skysports.|
The McLaren-Honda racer achieved an average of 231.300 mph around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the race purring him behind Japanese Takuma Sato.
Last year’s winner Alexander Rossi finished third while Ed Carpenter finished second.
New Zealand’s Scott Dixon led the race with a 232.164 mph average.
The Spaniard speaking on his qualification said he is happy with the race even though he encountered some engine difficulties during the race.
“I think the car was better than yesterday. We had an over-boost problem (with the turbocharger) in the final corner, so the engine was like hitting the brakes and I lost a bit,” he said