Good question @F1Yankee
I’m not sure, but I do bet that had a hand in helping him get this Indy opportunity.
I must echo everyone’s shared concern. I can understand the immense appeal of doing the 500, but I wish Alesi could do it the right way, with plenty of oval practice, even an oval race or two beforehand, and with an established team and engine supplier. There are so many variables in his situation that could go wrong.
But it all begins today, so let’s see how he does.