Last Updated: 19/05/19 10:11pm
Fernando Alonso has failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in a huge disappointment for the Spaniard and McLaren’s full comeback to the event.
The Spaniard, chasing motorsport’s triple crown, faced the Last Row Shootout alongside five other drivers on Sunday, but posted the fourth slowest average speed and failed to make the cut for next Sunday’s showpiece race.
Britain’s Max Chilton also dropped out.
We’re hugely disappointed not to make it through to next Sunday’s 2019 #Indy500. It’s been a tough week for the team. We’re sorry that our fans didn’t get the chance to cheer us on at the Brickyard, but thank you all so much for your support. #McLaren66 pic.twitter.com/neFFh0L5Xt
— McLaren Indy (@McLarenIndy) May 19, 2019
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When is the Indy 500 itself?
On a super motorsport Sunday on Sky Sports F1 on May 26, the Indy 500 follows the end of the channel’s exclusively live coverage of the Monaco GP.
The Monaco GP starts at 2.10pm, while the Indy 500 is underway at 5.45pm.
Sky Sports F1 is the home of live and exclusive F1 – and new and existing customers in the UK can now get the channel for just £10 extra a month. Find out more here to watch the 2019 season live