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Fernando Alonso – Indy 500, Factory Visit, Seat Fitting, Trophy

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Double-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso visited the Andretti Autosport factory in Indianapolis on Monday and got to step in his Indy car for the first time.

The Spaniard saw the trophy for the first time at Andretti Autosport on Monday, where he was undergoing a seat fitting in preparation for his entry in this year’s Indy 500.

“It’s a beautiful trophy that I would be proud to take home if I won the Indianapolis 500,” said Alonso.

“There are so many familiar faces on the trophy from the past and present that represent the greatest race in the world.”

Alonso’s admiration did come with a caveat. Indy winners are given a miniature ‘Baby Borg’ replica of the trophy, but should the McLaren F1 driver make it into Victory Lane at the Speedway, he joked that he’ll be expecting to take a full-sized version home with him.

“Can I please get a full-sized trophy to take home if I win the race?” he said. “The small ones are nice, but a big one would be wonderful!”

Were Alonso to win, he would become the sixth F1 world champion to have his portrait added to the trophy. Jim Clark was the first when he won Indy in 1965, followed by Graham Hill, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi and Jacques Villeneuve.

The McLaren ace talking one of the Andretti Autosport engineers. Andretti Autosport will field six cars in the 2017 Indianapolis 500, including one for defending race winner Alexander Rossi.

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