Rossi to Alonso: ‘Engine changes your speciality!’


Alexander Rossi poked a little fun at Fernando Alonso during his latest press conference at the Indianapolis 500.

Mechanics faced a race against time when they had to change the engine of Fernando Alonso's car ahead of the 'Fast Nine Shootout', a situation that the Spaniard is all too familiar with…

Reporter: Fernando you had engine issues in morning practice was there anything you took from it into qualifying?

Alonso: "The practice felt good, but then we spotted some problems with the engine so at one point in the morning we didn't know if we'd be able to run in qualifying as we had to change the whole engine.

"But the team were amazing, there were guys from all six cars working on car 29 just to make it possible. Thanks to all that teamwork I was able to go to qualifying."

Reporter: "Fernando at any point during the engine change were you beginning to get a little nervous?"

Alonso: "I'm used to it. I'm used to changing the engine before qualifying and the race so I wasn't nervous.

Rossi: "It's your speciality."