i dont need to understand or agree with honda. you keep repeating the same things like it changes something.
alonso in an andretti car with a honda engine in the back of it is a legitimate threat to win the indy 500. when alonso wins the damn thing in a penske with a chevy motor in the back (seems hypothetical now, but hes got plenty of time) they are going look even more like the *******s. if he won with a honda engine, its a redemption story for the ages.
look no one is saying honda should be forced to supply anyone. but the entire point of racing is marketing. and at this point they are losing the marketing battle.
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If Alonso really wants to win the Indy 500, he really just ought to commit to a season of IndyCar. It would not only get him more opportunities, in that teams would be willing to sign him, it would also give him more oval experience. Yes, he was competitive the one year he ran. Very competitive. But more experience can be the difference between winning and coming in second. But this attitude of "I'm just here to win the Indy 500" isn't going to get a lot of teams excited to sign him. Now that he's won the Le Mans 24 hrs, and has participated in the Dakar, just commit to a full IndyCar season.
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Alonso trashed and seemed to show contempt and disrespect for Honda for a number of years. Honda seems like they're done with him, regardless of any chance he might have of winning Indy. Why do you think Honda should treat him like a prodigal son? For a few extra blips on the twitter-gram in May? Honda has likely looked at the pros and cons of the situation, and given their resources and knowledge, decided to pass on him. It's their right.
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I suspect they haven't formally cancelled it yet so as to not create hostilities with the Chinese government.
And on a side note, years ago I got to see a presentation on the logistics side of F1 and how they move the whole circus around the world as they do. For them to alter the 2020 China plans, meaning not send anything there and save those transport costs, they need to make the "cancel" decision like...yesterday. The scope/scale of F1 logistics is massive.
He was right to put more effort into Lance's career. I am actually starting to develop more and more respect for Lance, despite the fact that he is only in F1 cause of daddy. It will be very fun to have TWO Montrealers on the track now (Latifi). Pretty sure that is completely unprecedented.
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