The rumours might be true: that Fernando Alonso would attempt, again, to race and win on of the most legendaries races of all time was obvious.
That Fernando Alonso would do that with an Honda engine, well, that is a surprise.
Manuel Franco, on AS Espana, reports that the deal is almost done between the Asturian and the Andretti Autosport team and the announcement will be done in the next days.
Fernando Alonso will drive the sixth Andretti car at the Indianapolis circuit alongside Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Colton Herta, Marco Andretti and Zach Veach. The two times Formula 1 world champion first attempts dates May 2017, when Alonso skipped the Monaco GP (and Jenson Button replaced him): his chances to win were high, but, once again, he suffered an engine problem which forced him to retire. That first experience was made in collaboration with McLaren and Honda, both Andretti and McLaren's engine supplier. The retire didn't help Alonso relationship with the Japanese manufacturer and the Woking team tied parts with Honda at the end of 2017.
Alonso, then, decided to try once again with Indy, with the collaboration of McLaren and the Carlin team, powered by Chevrolet. The attempt didnt' go as planned as Alonso didn't qualify to take part to the race.
After his retirement from Formula 1, the spaniard took part to the WEC Championship, winning both the Le Mans 24Hours and the entire championship with Toyota; with the same team he disputed the Darkar 2020, his first rally experience where he finished 13th overall, but managed to stay in the top 10 in several stages of the competition.
Now that his contract as an ambassador with McLaren is officially over, Fernando Alonso is free to run wherever he wants and he certainly showed everyone how much he likes competition.
If the rumours are true, what surprises the most is that Fernando will drive, again, an Honda powered car: there have been a lot of debates and wrong words between the two of them, considering the multiple team radio communications made by the spaniard during the McLaren- Honda era.
"GP2 engine.. GP2!" is the most memorable one, but it was obvious for everyone that the divorce between Alonso and Honda was everything but amicable.
Despite this, the Andretti Autosport team is one of the best options that Fernando has and, if the rumours are true, the chances for him to win the competition are really high.
Will he finally make it? Will he reach is lifetime dream, the Triple Crown? Well, only (time) Fernando will tell us.