Alonso has not tried Indy 500 fast lap yet

Alonso exits pit lane
Alonso exits pit lane

Fernando Alonso says he is still waiting to 'put everything together' and go for a rapid run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he continued to notch up the laps during practice for the Indy 500.

The Spaniard primarily focused on running in traffic, passing, and being passed while feeling what the turbulence feels like.

“It was a very good and productive day, we got a lot of laps – 117 laps I think – so a lot of learning, some group running finally with some traffic so some information. I will sleep on and be a better driver tomorrow.

“Here it is important to keep close to the car in front of you, to take the benefit on the next straight. I am in the best team for that, six cars running together so my teammates were amazing and helping me. I know they were taking care of me on some of the runs so that was good.

“I keep doing laps and laps and learning. We didn't put everything together because there is no time to put it but I think we will arrive OK for qualifying and the race."

On Tuesday Team Penske dominated a windy day of free practice, with Will Power setting the pace ahead of teammate Helio Castroneves at over 224mph.

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