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Fernando Alonso crashes heavily in Indianapolis, but is unharmed

Fernando Alonso will start next week Sunday for the second time at the 500 Miles of Indianapolis. His preparation is progressing as yet, however, very chaotic. After an electrical problem on Tuesday was the 37-year-old Spaniard on Wednesday, during the second free practice of the course. Alonso damaged his vehicle heavily, but was himself uninjured from the wreck.

The double world champion in Formula 1 lost in the third turn of the circuit the control over his vehicle and rammed up to three times a veiligheidsmuur, before coming to a halt.

Alonso was to investigate brought to the hospital, but was unharmed. His McLaren was heavily damaged. The Spaniard will probably be Saturday and Sunday at the qualifications should participate with his reservevoertuig.

Alonso was just 46 laps to drive. He klokte the 29th time, in a chrono of 39.9231. The American Josef Newgarden (Penske) was fastest in 39.3260.

Also the first day of training on Tuesday was not a success for Alonso. The Spaniard could then only fifty laps to finish by an electrical problem. This allowed the engine to its full power potential.

Last year had Alonso in the 500 Miles of Indianapolis to specify on a twenty laps from the end by a broken motor. The Spaniard hopes to following week Sunday the second pilot to be – after the Brit Graham Hill – to the Triple Crown in racing to conquer. Before that, he has only victory in Indianapolis need, after earlier successes in the Grand prix Formula 1 of Monaco and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.