Alonso gets Chevrolet power

Just as expected, it’s going to be a Chevrolet engine, that will power Fernando Alonso at the Indianapolis 500 2019.

The American engine manufacturer has confirmed the engine supply deal with the McLaren team today.

It has been known ever since the Alonso rumours started earlier this fall, that Honda wasn’t that interested in supplying engines for his entry, even though they delivered the power plant for his 2017 race. The relationship between McLaren and Honda hasn’t been the best since their Formula 1 breakup.

Fernando Alonso
Photo: / Chris Owens

Alonso got his first taste of Chevrolet power last week, when he tested a NASCAR in Bahrain, while Jimmie Johnson tested a McLaren Formula 1 car.

He will be driving in a Cadillac DPi-V.R at the Daytona 24 Hours in January, which is a part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

On top of that, he will continue his FIA World Endurance Championship season at Toyota Gazoo Racing, where he currently leads the Championship.

The 103rd Indianapolis 500 will be run on 26 May.

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