The reason why might shock you.
He’s running the Indy 500 in a sixth car from Andretti Motorsport. Tarvis said that Button (McLaren’s current reserve driver) is reportedly taking Alonso’s seat in Monaco.
Did anyone put Alonso at the brickyard during #PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe?
I’m curious how much of the race he’ll complete, and if it will be more that he completes in the entire 2017 F1 season.*
*19 races will work out to between 3,500 and 4,000 miles, so I doubt it will be the case. Even though he has only retired in every race, he has still completed about 72% (275 miles) of the 2017 race distance so far.