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F1 Debrief - Go as fast as you can and hope for the best // Alonso's surprising announcement and the paddock reaction

Published by Christine Blachford

On this show, we talk about Alonso's big news regarding a stint in the Indy 500, and the reaction from fellow drivers and team bosses about this decision. We ponder how McLaren will get on in Monaco without him, even with the return of the super fit but slightly rusty Jenson Button.

We discuss Zak Brown's influence on the team, coming at life as he does from a commercial background, and ask whether you would sponsor McLaren, given their current circumstances. We discuss Mr C's about turn in whether Alonso's decision is a good one or not, and worry about safety standards and extra-curricular activities.

We also have time to touch upon Alonso's Andretti teammates, what his chances are in the big race, and what a fascinating storyline this has added to the 2017 F1 season.

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Fernando Alonso keen to race the Indy 500
Credit: McLaren Honda

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