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Indy 500 key to promoting F1/McLaren in US - Zak Brown

McLaren CEO Zak Brown feels competing in the Indianapolis 500 will help the British team’s Formula 1 efforts, brand and sponsors reach more people in the United States. It was announced in November 2018 McLaren Racing would form a new team specifically for the 103rd running of the Indy 500; powered by Chevrolet engines with two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso behind the wheel of the single-car entry. Alonso previously attempted the famous race at the Brickyard in 2017, leading 27 out of the 179 laps he completed before retiring with just 21 laps to go when his Honda engine failed. Brown is keen to use the Indy 500 as a platform to promote McLaren and its partners in what he...
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