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Watch Fernando Alonso kill two birds with one IndyCar
There’s only one winner when a very pointy, very orange racing car goes against two birds
Yesterday, two-time Formula 1 world champ Fernando Alonso had his first go in an IndyCar. With over two million people watching online, it was a day not to mess up by turning right out of the pit lane.
Over the course of 110 laps, ‘Nando built up speed, remembered to turn left (important), adjusted well to the new aerodynamics, power and fact that walls don’t become any less malleable at 200-odd miles an hour. That didn’t stop people trying to ruin his big first day behind the wheel for the McLaren-Honda-Andretti race car. And by people, we mean BIRDS.
While testing the car – and reaching an average lap speed of 222.548 mph – two silly birds decided to play chicken with a very pointy, very orange racing car. As you can see from the footage above, it didn’t end well as both birds took a tyre to the face and disintegrated into gutsy dust on impact.
So if you’re squeamish, look away now.