McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car


The team had its spare car in its nearby shop and its sports car personnel to assist in preparations.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ‘ McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for practice.

Alonso crashed early Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and McLaren has frantically been trying to piece together its spare care to get back on the 2.5-mile oval. The team worked until 2 a.m. on the car and literally spent all of Day 3 at the track patching together a new Indy car for the former Formula One champion.

“It’s definitely slow going,” said McLaren head Zak Brown. “We had to borrow pieces from the one car and move them to the other car, bring in bits from an outside location, change the engine. It’s been a lot of work. We’re just trying to get it done right, put some extra TLC in it and make sure it is ready to go.”


Publisher: HoustonChronicle.com
Date: 2019-05-16T22:08:03+00:00
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