Alonso first driver to crash in Indy practice!
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Fernando Alonso opened up the crash tally for the 2020 Indy 500, the Spaniard hitting the wall on the exit of Turn 4 on the second day of practice at the Speedway.
Fortunately, the Arrow McLaren SP driver emerged unhurt from the mishap that occurred when Alonso put his left-front wheel below the white line in Turn 4, making contact with the kerb the separates the track from the grass.
The #66 Dallara then made heavy contact with the outside wall before drifting down the track and coming to rest at the top of the pitlane, its front-right corner destroyed.
It was Alonso's second crash in consecutive years in practice at Indy, the 39-year-old wrecking his car at Turn 3 in 2019.
"You lose the car, you lose the grip of the car, and this place, the walls are coming very close," Alonso commented after his mishap.
"Unfortunately, it happened again. We’ll learn from this. Nothing we can do now. Tomorrow, we’ll start again."
Alonso had clocked in fifth on the opening day of running at the Brickyard, while NTT Indycar Series leader Scott Dixon led the field on Thursday with an average speed of 226.102 mph.
Full course yellow during practice after an on-track incident with @alo_oficial.
Currently 43 minutes remain in the session. #INDYCAR // #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/AZbSIPJXAi
— NTT INDYCAR SERIES (@IndyCar) August 13, 2020
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