Fans around the world can watch a live show of Wednesday’s highly anticipated first Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval test by two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, with commentary provided by a team including the legendary Mario Andretti.
A fully produced live show will be televised online from 9:30 a.m.-noon ET, with an announcing team of 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1978 Formula One champion Andretti and NBCSN’s Verizon IndyCar Series talent Kevin Lee and Robin Miller. Coverage of the test will continue from 1-5 p.m. with a live stream without commentary.
Alonso, 35, from Spain, is skipping the Monaco Grand Prix this year to compete in the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 28. He will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in a Honda entered by McLaren and prepared by reigning race champion Andretti Autosport.
He is aiming to win the second leg of auto racing’s career triple crown of victories in the Indianapolis 500, Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Alonso triumphed in 2006 and 2007 at Monaco.
Fans can watch testing for free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, the IMS Museum parking lot and South Terrace grandstands. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtags #AlonsoRunsIndy and #Indy500 with all content posted about the test.
Visit IMS.com to find the complete month of May schedule and to purchase tickets for the Indianapolis 500 and for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, scheduled May 13 on the IMS road course.