McLaren’s Zak Brown said that the Chevrolet deal gives Alonso the best possible chance to find success at the Brickyard.
“McLaren and Chevrolet have a shared pedigree in North American motorsport and the opportunity to reunite the two brands for this special event was just too good to pass up,” he said. “Like McLaren, Chevrolet has racing in its heart. The company’s reputation in IndyCar and at this special race is first-class and they will be a powerful partner.”
The two-time world champion impressed on his Honda-powered debut at the Speedway last year with Andretti Autosport, qualifying on the second row and running comfortably in the top 10 before dropping out with a Honda supplied engine failure.