Fernando Alonso: I´m one of the best to have raced in F1

McLaren entry to IndyCar 'looking favorable'

Certainly, Alonso seems to be tiring of formula one.

Last week in Detroit, Michigan a McLaren Racing mission of Zak Brown, former Indianapolis 500 victor Gil de Ferran and Fernando Alonso's manager, Luis Garcia Abad, reportedly met with IndyCar leaders to talk about a full-time IndyCar team offensive in 2019. It's understood that these two could possibly team up once again if McLaren decides to create an IndyCar program, depending on the specifics-Brown and AA team owner, Michael Andretti, have a close relationship, after all.

Asked if he'll be racing in Montreal next season, he replied: "We will see, I hope so". We've been doing due diligence for quite some time. "We definitely need to find more performance in the auto".

"It needs to be commercially viable, something we feel we can be competitive in and fits our brand". It has to tick all of those boxes, not most of those boxes.

Double world champion Alonso competed in the Indianapolis 500 past year in an effort connected to Andretti Motorsport, leading the race before an engine failure ended his involvement.

Alonso will contest the Le Mans 24 Hours race next weekend as he bids to emulate Graham Hill's "Triple Crown" - which also includes the Monaco Grand Prix (a race Alonso has won twice) and the Indianapolis 500 (where Alonso excelled on his debut a year ago, before a late engine blow-up cost him dearly).

He has won twice in Monaco and was unlucky not to succeed previous year in Indianapolis, where a late engine failure ruined his race.

"The Triple Crown is an attractive target because it is so hard to achieve".

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Alonso told Autosport: "It's obviously the top series in motorsport, but it's true that in the last few years, especially with the turbo era, things are so predictable".

"I am probably not fastest in qualifying, or the wet, but I am 9.5 in all areas".

It is more than five years since his last victory and 12 since the second of his two drivers' titles with Renault.

While Alonso wants to be recognised as an all around driver, he has insisted at every opportunity that he is not done with the glamour series despite McLaren's struggles.

McLaren and Alonso continue to have talks about a new contract and Brown hopes the Spaniard will remain with the team, though he refused to speculate whether that would be with Formula One, IndyCar or both.

His participation in WEC and a rumoured IndyCar drive for 2019 has cast doubt over Alonso's involvement in F1 next season and the two-time champion didn't deny the rumours when they were put to him on Sunday. I think he's driving better than he ever has.

Alonso, 37 next month, will become only the fourth driver in history to reach the milestone here in Canada on Sunday.

"But he loves Formula One, loves world endurance so hopefully we will keep Fernando in the McLaren environment in some way shape or form".

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