By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The news began to leak out after Motor Sport magazine in the United Kingdom published their own story. Their headline ‘Fernando Alonso ends driver partnership with McLaren after Indy 500 debacle.’
Alonso attempted to clear up the story in a Twitter post (you can see below). Also, McLaren has also issued a statement.
“It is not and nothing whatsoever has changed in the status of the relationship,” a McLaren spokesman said. “McLaren and Fernando have a continuing and contractual relationship and Fernando remains a McLaren Ambassador.
“Additionally, no decision has been taken by McLaren or Fernando on returning to the Indy 500 at this time.”
Alonso struggled to qualify for the 2019 Indy 500. He did not make the field for the biggest event on the IndyCar calendar.
While Alonso has not plans to compete in a full NTT IndyCar Series schedule, he would like to attempt to make the field for a second Indy 500.
In 2017, he made his first Indy 500 through a partnership with McLaren and Andretti Autosport. Alonso had engine failure, which caused the end of his event.