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Will Alonso drive full-time for McLaren in IndyCar in 2020? Brown comments

Will Alonso drive full-time for McLaren in IndyCar in 2020? Brown comments

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Will Alonso drive full-time for McLaren in IndyCar in 2020? Brown comments

Will Alonso drive full-time for McLaren in IndyCar in 2020? Brown comments

McLaren CEO Zak Brown remains uncertain if he can convince Fernando Alonso to commit to a full IndyCar season after it was confirmed that the team will run for the entire season in 2020.

McLaren has seen two attempts to help Alonso win the Indianapolis 500, and the 'Triple Crown' along with it, fall flat in recent years, including this year's embarrassing failure to qualify for the race.

However, the team has not been put off and will deliver an entry for the whole of 2020, potentially giving Alonso another crack at winning at the Brickyard.

Alonso's last racing commitment was his World Endurance Championship efforts with Toyota, which helped him win the Le Mans 24 Hours leg of the 'Triple Crown'.

But Brown isn't convinced that the Spaniard will sign up for the full IndyCar season as he did in WEC with Toyota.

"Fernando is well aware of everything that's going on with our IndyCar activities and has been for some time," Brown said.

"I don't think his desire to win the Indy 500 has diminished at all.

"He has not shown an interest, yet, I should say, in a full season of IndyCar.

"He's coming off the back of 20 years of lots of racing and I think he wanted to take the second half of this year to see what he wants to do in the future.

"I think he would be an outstanding talent in IndyCar. Knowing him and his driving style as I do, he'd be immensely successful, be welcomed, and would enjoy it.

"But Fernando is the type of individual that you put the opportunity in front of him and let him make his decision.

"So I'll be picking that up with him in about a month's time, but I would not anticipate him having a desire to do a full season in 2020."

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