Connect with us

2018 F1

No Indycar season for McLaren, Alonso in 2019

Published

on

  • 99
    Shares

McLaren has decided against entering a full-time team in the Indycar series for 2019.

It coincides with related news that the retiring McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is also saying no to a full-time Indycar campaign next year.

“I would like to do it someday, but not next year,” El Mundo Deportivo quotes him as saying in Austin.

“The total dedication that would be necessary never entered into my plans. Whether or not McLaren entered full time, in no case was it going to be with me,” Alonso added.

Alonso said the basic outline of his actual 2019 programme is coming together.

“We have to sew some things together still, interlacing some plans and categories and brands. But the whole Indycar championship was never something I wanted,” he said.

As for the 2018 Indy 500, McLaren boss Zak Brown admitted that is still an option.

“It will be a decision that we take in the off-season, but I think it’s something that Fernando would like to do as well,” he said.

“But right now we’re still focused on formula one, and until we get a little bit of fresh air, we’ll remain focused on that.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F117 hours ago

No more futuristic look for 2021 cars

99SharesF1 teams are apparently worried about the look of the proposed cars for 2021. Earlier, fans were generally happy with...

2019 F117 hours ago

F1 may become bookkeeping championship – Marko

99SharesDr Helmut Marko says F1 risks becoming a “bookkeeping world championship”. While confirmation of the 2021 rules has been delayed...

2019 F117 hours ago

Alonso eyes winning car for 2020 F1 return

99SharesFernando Alonso has admitted he could return to Formula 1 in 2020. The new back-to-back Le Mans winner will not...

2019 F12 days ago

Kubica not ruling out Williams exit

99SharesRobert Kubica is not ruling out a change of teams in Formula 1. The Pole has hinted that Williams is...

2019 F12 days ago

Pirelli CEO admits wanting Ferrari race wins

99SharesThe CEO of Pirelli has hit back at suggestions the F1 tyre supplier is favouring Mercedes. Red Bull’s Dr Helmut...

2019 F12 days ago

Carey defends October delay for 2021 rules

99SharesChase Carey has defended the decision to postpone the announcement of the rules for 2021. Some see the October delay...

2019 F12 days ago

Ferrari asks FIA for Vettel penalty review

99SharesFerrari is pushing ahead with its request for a “review” of the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in Canada....

2019 F13 days ago

Vettel even stronger after Canada GP – Binotto

99SharesMattia Binotto says Sebastian Vettel will “emerge even stronger” from the Canada GP penalty controversy. Last week, Ferrari dropped its...

2019 F13 days ago

Marko rules out MotoGP test for Verstappen

99SharesDr Helmut Marko has ruled out a MotoGP test for Max Verstappen. Marko said recently that MotoGP supremo Carmelo Ezpeleta...

2019 F13 days ago

Ferrari concept change will take weeks

99SharesMattia Binotto says it will take Ferrari “two or three upgrades” before the Italian team can take on Mercedes at...

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media