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Alonso spared more Indy 500 qualifying woe

Fernando Alonso can breathe a sigh of relief…he will avoid another ignominious failure to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 next week. The two-time former F1 world champion is preparing for a third tilt at the famous American race with McLaren, having retired due to an engine failure on his debut in 2017 after starting fifth and leading for 27 of the 200 laps. But last year, the Spaniard failed to even make it through qualifying as he was bumped out in the Last Row Shootout along with two other cars – including the Carlin of another ex-F1 driver, Britain’s Max Chilton. This time, however, both Alonso and Chilton have been spared such an experience. With a maximum field of 33,...
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