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Latifi and Alonso part of McLaren IndyCar team (11th Update)
When he heard only a few hundred thousand people see an IndyCar race on NBCSN and there is no international TV distribution after this year, we suspect Alonso lost all interest in running a full season in IndyCar
UPDATE Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso has been mentioned as a possibility to drive in the IndyCar Series in 2019 in either a one-off return to the Indianapolis 500 or a full season on the American open-wheel circuit.
According to a story in the Times of London, the former is an option. The latter is not.
The double world champion has spent much of this year fending off questions about his future, with his contract with McLaren up at the end of this season. There is an option for next year and McLaren are eyeing an entry into IndyCar, but a whole season in America does not appeal to Alonso.
His only interest is the Indy500, which he competed in last year but was forced to retire, as he continues his bid to complete motor racing’s triple crown -- winning the Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans and the Indy500. He is two thirds of the way to becoming only the second man in history, after Graham Hill, to complete the hat-trick.
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