Fernando Alonso (two times F1 World Champion and possibly one of the strongest Drivers on this planet) will cross the pond and race the next Indianapolis 500 on May 28th 2017 With a McLaren-Honda.
Due to his groundbreaking enterprise of course he will not be in Monte Carlo for the Monaco F1 GP. and former McLaren driver Jenson Button will replace him.
Alonso is one of the most talented F1 drivers ever. No doubt, the victories he got are less than the wins he could achieve driving the right car.
Fernando Alonso few years ago left the Scuderia Ferrari and reached the shore of the McLaren Honda without much luck, declared: "to prove I'm the best, I have two choices: try to win as much as Schumacher or demonstrate I'm a winner in every kind of competition".
Someone could see a sort of "jumping of the shark" move. Or, in a more romantic way we can see a driver that takes a huge image risk for the love of racing. And no doubt, Fernando is a racer!