Fernando Alonso twice wins the Indianapolis 500
The Asturian rider is competitive no matter what he does and this has been demonstrated in eSports. A week after debuting with a withdrawal in a race of legends on the Zandvoort circuit, Fernando Alonso he has premiered in the 500 miles of Indianapolis. And it was not a matter of luck, as he has won twice in two 20-minute races.
In the first race, Fernando Alonso used the Dallara DW12 that the IndyCar uses. Starting from the fourth position, he soon reached the first, although he maintained a pulse for the lead with his former teammate Jenson Button until the penultimate lap. Behind them ended Jan, the father of Kevin Magnussen, who was the one who won last week in Zandvoort.
In the rematch, Fernando Alonso it was claimed despite the fact that the race started with the grid reversed; that is, that the Asturian started from 21st position. Recalling his mythical Formula 1 starts, the Spaniard placed seventh. This time his rival for victory was Monteiro, who surpassed the goal by half a second. Completed the podium Hélio Castroneves, three times winner of the Indy 500. In addition to these drivers, Alonso has had as rivals Oriol Serviá, Juan Pablo Montoya, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, Dario Franchitti, Peter Solberg, Tom Coronel, Andy Priaulx or Emanuele Pirro.
Fernando Alonso has never won the Indianapolis 500
“I wasn’t expecting it at all, it was a lot of fun”, Declared Fernando Alonso after reaping his first two victories in eSports. The Asturian will return to run the Indianapolis 500 in three months, a race that he has run in 2017 and 2019 and in which he has not yet managed to prevail. The sensations, even if they are virtual, cannot be better.
Great time at the sim today and first victory on esports 😅! Hope everyone enjoyed as much as we did behind the wheel! Thanks @IMS @Allinsports_srl @wearetherace #LegendsTrophy pic.twitter.com/DbevtzgVvV
– Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) May 23, 2020