"The last two weeks, I came here basically to prove myself, to challenge myself," Alonso added. "I know that I can be as quick as anyone in an F1 car. I didn't know if I can be as quick as anyone in an Indy car."
"I felt the noise, the engine friction, I backed off and I saw the smoke and, yeah, it's a shame," Alonso said. "It's a very nice surprise to come here with big names, big guys, the best in open-wheel racing and be competitive."