'Like driving on ice at 230mph' – Alonso's Indy 500 odyssey begins

The Borg-Warner trophy

Fernando Alonso says he is “very excited” about his Indy 500 odyssey – and he is not alone.

The two-time F1 champion flew straight from Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix to America to start his attempt to win the Indianapolis 500 on 28 May.

Some measure of the impact his decision has had comes from the fact that more than two million people watched Alonso’s first test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this month.

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