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I really do like O'Ward also. This year's crop of Indy rookies is very impressive.
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Much ado about nothing, Alonso McLaren out

ALONSO AND MCLAREN OUT OF THE 103RD INDY 500
Fernando Alonso and McLaren missed the Indianapolis 500 after a 23-year-old American in a rebuilt race car for an underfunded team snagged the final spot in the field.
https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/05...03rd-indy-500/
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Even if the rain had not cancelled bump day I am not sure the car would have had the speed. Five tries on Saturday and still did not have enough to get in.
Practice on bump day was horrific. They had the setup all wrong. Alonso could have done it if he were driving for a proven team. McLaren let him down.

Zak looked like somebody killed his puppy.
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Even if the rain had not cancelled bump day I am not sure the car would have had the speed. Five tries on Saturday and still did not have enough to get in.
Practice on bump day was horrific. They had the setup all wrong. Alonso could have done it if he were driving for a proven team. McLaren let him down.

Zak looked like somebody killed his puppy.
A deal with Andretti-Honda similar to Alonso's well received 2017 Indy debut was the way to got.

McLaren/Zak let their imagination - ego run away run away with them, and all that PR scripted 'Triple Crown' hoopla, we got sick of hearing endlessly parroted, makes McLaren's shortcomings more obvious and leaves a bit of taint on Alonso.
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

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Fernley leaves McLaren team after failed Alonso Indy 500 bid

Guess they needed someone to take the blame

McLaren has parted ways with IndyCar president Robert Fernley after Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the Indy 500.
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PAGENAUD CELEBRATES INDY 500 POLE AS ALONSO HEADS HOME

PAGENAUD CELEBRATES INDY 500 POLE AS ALONSO HEADS HOME

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