Indianapolis — Fernando Alonso’s return to the Indianapolis 500 suffered a temporary setback Wednesday when he crashed during practice.
“It was understeer on the car, and even if I lifted the throttle on the entry of the corner, it was not enough, and I lost completely the front aero,” Fernando Alonso said after being checked and released at the IU Health Emergency Medical Center on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway grounds.
Alonso and his team had been struggling with electrical issues and sat out much of Tuesday’s first day of practice to address them.
Alonso said the car suddenly lost traction while trailing the car of Graham Rahal in the middle of Turn 3.
Shortly after the crash, Alonso posted this tweet:.
The two-time Formula 1 world champion hit the wall during Day 2 of practice for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was quickly checked, cleared and released from the infield medical center.