McLaren deny Alonso will miss Singapore GP

Date published: August 8 2017

McLaren boss Zak Brown has comprehensively denied that Fernando Alonso will miss another grand prix this year for another IndyCar adventure.

Alonso skipped the Monaco Grand Prix in order to tackle the Indianapolis 500 as part of his Triple Crown bid, but it ended in familiar style with his Honda engine breaking down.

There have since been reports that Alonso would take part in a second IndyCar race at the season finale at Sonoma, but Brown has refuted that claim and insisted that the Spaniard has not even asked to miss another grand prix weekend, in this case Singapore.

“It’s completely crazy,” Brown told Racer. “He would have to first make that request through us, which he has not, and that event conflicts with F1 in Singapore. It’s fake news.”

Alonso’s future continues to be uncertain as he tries to launch a third World Championship bid, but he has repeatedly said that a full IndyCar season is not out of the question if his Formula 1 opportunities are limited.

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