Fernando Alonso will test a Honda-powered Andretti Autosport Dallara DW12 early next month, according to RACER. The test will give Alonso an insight into the series he could be racing in next year as speculation grows that he will be joining the IndyCar field.
On Tuesday, the Spaniard announced that he would be leaving Formula 1 at the end of the current season. Alonso has long been liked to a full-time IndyCar move after he raced at the Indianapolis 500 in 2017.
The two-time F1 world champion was a fan favourite at the race last year, and was in contention for victory before an engine issue forced him to retire. However, he won the 'Rookie of the Year' award for his efforts, and made a promise to return again in the future.
A number of tests are reportedly being lined up for Alonso, with an outing at the Barber Motorsports Park likely to go ahead in early September. It coincides with IndyCar's guidelines regarding testing on a track that will not appear on the calendar for the rest of the season.
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing
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