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Fernando Alonso faces missing a place on Indy 500 grid for race

Fernando Alonso is in danger of failing to make the grid for the Indianapolis 500 after setting the 31st fastest time on the first day of qualifying. The two-time Formula 1 world champion faces a shootout on Sunday with five other drivers for the final three places on the 33-car grid. If it rains as forecast, the shootout will be when weather allows next week. Alonso had five attempts at locking in a place in the top 30 on the grid but the McLaren car was not fast enough. "We didn't have the speed," said Alonso, who managed a fastest average over his four-lap run of 227.224mph. "We are where we deserve today and hopefully tomorrow we will have another chance. If we do not...
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