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McLaren return to Indy 500 in 2019 with Alonso


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#251 jonpollak

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 22:14

You'll have to figure that out yourself, I'm not into amateur psychology.


There he goes again with the passive aggressive routine...
Let’s just not respond to each other...
Jp

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#252 as65p

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 22:33

There he goes again with the passive aggressive routine...
Let’s just not respond to each other...
Jp

 

For my part, I have no issues with you that would justify restricting my posting habits in such a way.



#253 jonpollak

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 22:43

Ok.. maybe the internet is too narrow a conduit for me to understand your tact... I apologize for any misunderstanding.
Jp

#254 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 00:58

It's quite a new question actually. Always used to be WDC.

And still truly is.

I'll be following Fernando without doubt and love that he's determined to crack Indy. The triple crown is one thing everyone is talking about and rightly so - but there is another group I want him to join. Almost as rare and exclusive.

F1 WDC/IndyCar champion/Indy 500 winner currently only 3 men hold all of them collectively. Hopefully Fernando does IndyCar for a whole season at some point... in terms of open wheel it doesn't get more exclusive than that.

#255 jonpollak

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 02:15

JV Mario and EMO ?
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#256 Radoye

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 02:21

JV Mario and EMO ?
Jp

 

Yes that's it, JV, i was about to ask who's the third guy beside Mario and Emo, i forgot about Jacques...



#257 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 02:50

JV Mario and EMO ?
Jp

Absolutely 👍

Edited by PlayboyRacer, 25 November 2018 - 02:50.


#258 Joseki

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 21:43

McLaren set for Indy engine announcement before Christmas, says Brown https://motorlat.com...TRf_YZM.twitter


I wonder what engine it will be, I really have no idea.

#259 Owen

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:36

It’s Chevrolet.
https://www.mclaren....dianapolis-500/

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#260 Joseki

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 13:08

I wonder what number they'll use, I'm sure they'll want to keep the 29 from 2017.

#261 Joseki

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 16:23

https://motorsportno...sent-for-chevy/

 

Fernando Alonso: Honda’s early Christmas present for Chevy

#262 PeterScandlyn

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:15

I wonder what engine it will be, I really have no idea.

 

Short of imagination too, I see..... :smoking:



#263 AustinF1

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 15:57

"Reportedly"

Yeah, that'll be the Chinese whispers death knell alright.

Funnily enough Eric Bretzman said Fernando told him the exact opposite...but you read the internet so that's where the truth is ...

 

However....your second assumption seems spot on.

Formula-e is, as coined by a certain driver I know, "Like trying to ride a flaccid penis"

 

Jp

Yeah I keep hearing that too, but I've never seen a solid source linked to it at all.



#264 AustinF1

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 16:17

Isn't he? I haven't heard him say anything about it but maybe I missed it.

I've seen a couple of stories quoting Alonso indicating he has no interest in FE.

 

https://www.grandpri...y-future-plans/

https://www.gpfans.c...alonso-s-plans/



#265 Joseki

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 18:18

https://www.crash.ne...r-testing-april

McLaren set to commence IndyCar testing in April ahead of 500 entry

#266 Vielleicht

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 20:27

I've seen a couple of stories quoting Alonso indicating he has no interest in FE.

 

https://www.grandpri...y-future-plans/

https://www.gpfans.c...alonso-s-plans/

I think 'no interest' is a little different from 'not part of my plan at the moment'

 

Buemi says Alonso has asked about it a lot when they're together at Toyota and seems rather interested and knowledgeable about it. But the fact of the matter seems to be Alonso's priority to win the big, prestigious races of which Formula E has yet to really even begin to forge, so it's not part of his immediate priorities - which is still a slightly different story from 'no interest'. Semantics, I know, but hey ho.



#267 AustinF1

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 19:39

Fernando's 2019 Indy 500 seat fitting at the MTC. Cool video...

 



#268 AustinF1

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 17:43

Good info here from Fernley & de Ferran.

 

McLaren working hard behind scenes to prepare for Indy 500 https://www.indycar....ndy-500-program



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 19:51

Good info here from Fernley & de Ferran.

 

McLaren working hard behind scenes to prepare for Indy 500 https://www.indycar....ndy-500-program

That answers what I was asking about the Carlin hookup if they were building the car in Woking.

 

“We put one chassis over to McLaren, so we can bring that forward and understand what's going on. This car will be used for the main NTT IndyCar Series program. The test chassis that we would use at the two track tests that we do is being built by Carlin in Florida. We're looking at supervising both of them but fundamentally split the resources in order to make sure we can deliver by the end of March.”

 

 

That seems prudent to double team the testing then race assembly duties.  I didn't realize Carlin is in FL rather than Brownsburg or Indianapolis.