Fernando Alonso: Honda’s early Christmas present for Chevy

Honda’s refusal to allow Fernando Alonso to use their engines for a second assault on the Indy 500 was supposed to be the final chapter of a painful story. Yet far from marking the end of what had become a protracted public relations fiasco, confirmation that Alonso will use Chevrolet power could yet provide a…

Alonso and IndyCar: a long con?

Despite months of tweets, loaded comments, suggestive remarks and that test run at Barber, Fernando Alonso’s flirtatious entanglement with IndyCar appears now to be nothing more than a long con. It seems the series and its fans have been caught up in the ego-trip of a driver who knows his relevance is diminishing and his…

Indianapolis 500 Practice Live stream

Indianapolis 500 Practice – Live stream Watch all the action from practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Featuring a 33 car field including 6 previous Indy 500 winners and two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso. Follow MotorSportNotes on Twitter for updates and the latest IndyCar comment and analysis.  

What does McLaren do after the Indy 500?

A lot of people scoffed at the appointment of Zak Brown to replace Ron Dennis as McLaren team boss. What does a marketing guy know about F1?  was a common criticism. After a dismal start to the 2017 F1 season and Honda seemingly further behind than ever, those same critics smelled blood in the water. Somewhat…

IndyCar: If Rossi can do it…Alonso’s mission improbable

Fernando Alonso’s 2017 Indy 500 bid has been the talk of the IndyCar paddock for a couple of weeks. Now that the initial excitement and surprise has subsided – slightly – attention turned to the magnitude of the task at hand. But are people grossly underestimating the chances of the 2-time F1 World Champion becoming…