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Bourdais: “Alonso almost had it too easy” at Indy 500

Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais believes Fernando Alonso would find it much more difficult to be competitive in the Indy 500 with the new aero package. Competing this weekend in the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time, Alonso has taken aim at earning motorsport’s unofficial Triple Crown –winning the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Le Mans – a feat achieved previously only by Graham Hill. Alonso has already won Monaco twice and last year skipped the Grand Prix there to take part in the Indy 500, in a McLaren-entered Andretti Autosport-Honda car. He qualified fifth and led 27 laps but suffered an engine failure after completing 179 of the 200 laps. According to Bourdais,...
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