Fernando Alonso was doing everything right on his Indy 500 debut and was finally enjoying enough engine power to fight for victory.

The ‘Rookie’ had been running in the top ten for the entire race and had led on multiple occasions until… you guessed it, his Honda engine blew.

Alonso had actually had the best average speed of the entire race up until his failure with 21 laps to go. It was the third Honda engine failure after his teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay retired as well as Charlie Kimball.

We can only hope it’s not Fernando’s last attempt at Indianapolis as he clearly showed he’s good enough to win the American leg of the Motorsport Triple Crown.