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Fernando Alonso: Full-time '19 IndyCar drive 'never in my plans'

Fernando Alonso says a full-time switch to IndyCar was “never in my plans” for 2019, following confirmation that McLaren will not join the series. McLaren had been evaluating entering the championship, having returned for a one-off appearance at last year’s Indianapolis 500, fielding a car for Alonso, in association with Andretti and Honda. Alonso announced in August that he will not compete in Formula 1 next season and tested an IndyCar machine on a road course for the first time the following month. That prompted speculation that he could move into the series in 2019, ostensibly with McLaren, but Zak Brown confirmed on Friday that the marque is not yet ready to commit...
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