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ALONSO TO INDY M cLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix in May in order to race in the Indianapolis 500, his team announced ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. McLaren is returning to the Indy 500 after an absence of 38 years and will enter a single car in the race. “Since the Indianapolis 500 will take place on May 28th, the same day as the Monaco Grand Prix, Fernando will not race at Monaco this year,” McLaren said in a statement which dominated paddock chat in Bahrain.