Probably the biggest news of the 2017 IndyCar season is the upcoming Indy 500 debut of double Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso, but can he really win the event first time of asking? Alonso is an incredible talent of that there is no doubt, and team boss of the McLaren Honda Andretti team and a former IndyCar champion himself Michael Andretti knows a thing or two about driving in circles at 220 + MPH, so does Alonso and his new team really stand a serious chance of walking away with the famous Borg-Warner Trophy? So far in his early Indy 500 journey Alonso has reportedly impressed many seasoned onlookers over in the United States, constantly running competitive lap times and breezing through the preliminary rookie orientation tests designed to ensure new drivers are capable of lapping the daunting oval circuit safely and quickly prior to the commencement of official practice and qualification sessions throughout the month of May. With a respectable amount of seat time already behind the driver, Alonso's real work has only just begun at Indianapolis this week, with official practice having kicked off for the great American race on Monday. Day one found the Formula One driver well inside the top 20 times at the end of opening practice session, bringing his McLaren Honda Andretti Dallara Honda home in a respectable 19th overall with a lap of 223.025mph. Managing just 20 laps after mechanical delays prevented the former World Champion from running in traffic and completing the days testing programme, Alonso came away from the first day of the event with valuable seat time and further useful experience to put towards his bid for victory at Indy. Day two on Tuesday was concentrated mainly on spending time in traffic and practicing slipstreaming with his fellow Andretti Autosport teammates, ending the day in just 24th position but clocking up the most laps of anyone on the day, ending the six hour session with 117 tours and a final speed of 221.029mph. However despite the seemingly disappointing drop down the timesheets from day one, Alonso would set the 14th quickest time of those not benefitting from the slipstream of other cars, third fastest of his stablemates in the Andretti team. So with two solid days behind him, and with day three already underway at Indianapolis, do you think Alonso has a realistic chance of taking home the silverware at the end of the race this May 28th? Tell us what you think below!