Fernando Alonso escaped injury when he crashed during an Indianapolis 500 practice run after his McLaren car lost traction in the middle of a turn and hit the wall three times. The two-times Formula One world champion managed to get out of the vehicle unassisted after the incident, and later said: 'We will lose a little bit of running time again. I'm sorry for the team, but we will learn and hopefully we will come back stronger tomorrow.'
McLaren is back at Indy as an independent entrant for the first time since the 1970s, and before the crash, Alonso had recorded 46 laps, with a best of 225.433 mph.
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