Alonso set for first Indy track test on May 3
21 April 2017 – Fernando Alonso will begin on-track preparations for his assault on the Indianapolis 500 with a test session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 3.
Alonso will enter next month's Indy 500, in the process missing the Monaco Grand Prix, in a one-car McLaren entry, run by Andretti and powered by Honda engines.
Alonso's test, which will mark his first career laps on an oval track, is scheduled to take place from 09:00 to 17:00 local time, while fans can watch for free all day.
It will come between the Russian and Spanish Grands Prix.
Official practice for the Indy 500 will get underway on May 15, the day after Alonso's home Grand Prix, with qualifying on May 20 and the race itself on May 28.
Fernando Alonso's schedule:
April 14-16: Bahrain Grand Prix
April 21-23: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
April 24: Planned Indy 500 seat-fitting
April 28-30: Russian Grand Prix
May 3: Indy 500 track testing
May 12-14: Spanish Grand Prix
May 15-19: Indy 500 practice
May 20: Indy 500 practice and qualifying
May 28: Indy 500 race
June 9-11: Canadian Grand Prix