Thursday, 25 May 2017 : Fernando Alonso says he expects to find the Indianapolis 500 “difficult” as he attempts to win the prestigious race for the first time on Sunday.
The McLaren Formula 1 driver is missing the Monaco Grand Prix to race in the US and has qualified fifth on the grid.
Alonso said he was “surprised” by his speed in qualifying, which puts him in the middle of the second row for the rolling start.
And he could have been faster – a brief engine problem during his four-lap qualifying run cost him a place on the three-car front row.
Alonso said he felt his biggest handicap in the race would be his lack of experience of running in groups of cars at speeds of 230mph.
The biggest challenge I will face is in the race when you are running in traffic, those groups of cars that form in the race,” Alonso said.
Source : Internet