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Alonso to miss Monaco to race in Indy 500

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London - McLaren's former two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will miss next month's Formula One Monaco Grand Prix to race for them in the Indianapolis 500, the British-based team said on Wednesday.

The two showpiece races take place on May 28 and McLaren - whose fortunes have plummeted in F1 - "will enter a single car in the 101st Indianapolis 500," said a team statement.

McLaren did not say who will take the Spaniard's place for the Monaco race, one of the highlights of the grand prix calendar.

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