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Alonso To Miss Monaco Grand Prix For Indianapolis 500


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#1 Flashermac

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 15:01

F1 is getting strange these days. Alonso is to drive at Indianapolis, and Jenson Button will replace him at Monaco. Nice to see Button back for a race though.

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#2 Guy Himmaparn

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 17:05

Cool! This should be interesting.... :applause:
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 04:08

Rubens Barrichello admitted that when he first heard that Alonso would miss the Monaco Grand Prix to compete at Indy, he wasn’t sure the story was real. "When I saw the news, I didn't believe!" he said. "He is not leaving just 'any' race – it's Monaco! But it's his choice, along with Honda.”

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#4 Guy Himmaparn

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 15:41

View PostFlashermac, on 14 April 2017 - 04:08, said:

"He is not leaving just 'any' race – it's Monaco!"

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Well, he's already won Monaco twice, and considering the abysmal performance of the Honda powerplant in his McLaren MCL32, why not go for something that excites him? Given his talent and the superior performance of Honda's IndyCar engine the odds may be better for him in Indianapolis. And as a bonus we get to see Jenson Button back for another race at Monaco!
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 15:52

F1 drivers are irrelevant. The car trumps any difference in driver skill. :stirthepo

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 00:15

No result for Button. Did he even race?
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 00:17

Monaca! Ooops
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 00:17

Monaca! Ooops
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:11

Bahrain this weekend
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:52

View Postbust, on 17 April 2017 - 02:11, said:

Bahrain this weekend
And another DNF for poor Fernando... :banghead:
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