Alonso to do more IndyCar races in 2019?

Alonso will add more races to his agenda after the Indy 500
Alonso will add more races to his agenda after the Indy 500

Fernando Alonso says he will add “many more" events to his already-confirmed 2019 schedule, as he prepares to step away from Formula 1.

Alonso has contested Formula 1 and World Endurance Championship events this year – along with a handful of outings in karting – but will step away from the former after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

On Saturday it was announced that Alonso will return to the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren, though as it stands has no confirmed program beyond the conclusion of the 2018/19 WEC season next June.

“I will do many more, but you will know step-by-step," said Alonso.

“Aside of the WEC races, I think there are four tests with those, so if you add the three weekends of racing and four weeks of testing, that's already seven until June, plus the test of IndyCar and two weeks of the 500.

“If you see the calendar until June, maybe there are two or three weeks off, so even if it seems there are not too many races, there are a lot of preparations into those races and I'm looking forward to it, it's good to be back in Indy."