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VIDEO: Alonso's Indy 500 challenger revealed

VIDEO: Alonso's Indy 500 challenger revealed

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VIDEO: Alonso's Indy 500 challenger revealed

VIDEO: Alonso's Indy 500 challenger revealed

McLaren have revealed the livery that Fernando Alonso will use as he goes in search of the 'Triple Crown' at next month's Indianapolis 500. Alonso will take the number 66 car to the Brickyard as he tries to match Graham Hill's unique feat of winning IndyCar's flagship race, the Monaco GP and Le Mans 24 Hours.

As expected, Alonso will race in papaya and blue in the race, with the number 66 used in homage to McLaren's first victory at the famous oval race, secured by Mark Donohue in 1972.

McLaren CEO Zak Brown said: "The reveal of the #66 car and livery is an important moment for McLaren Racing’s journey to the Indianapolis 500.

"It represents the beginning of the next phase of our programme, and reflects a tremendous amount of hard work by our specialist Indy 500 team at the McLaren Technology Centre.

"We are all looking forward to seeing the #66 out on track for the first time on April 24."

A sister car will be tested by Alonso in Texas latter this week, before the #66 car makes its on-track debut in the open test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway later this month.

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