Fernando Alonso reckons winning might be beyond him
Alonso has spent the last two weeks in Indianapolis learning the ways of IndyCar and impressed in qualifying last weekend, booking his spot in fifth on the grid.
But despite running alongside the leaders in practice and qualifying, the Spaniard does not appear to believe he can win the Indy 500 at the first attempt.
"I think [the win] is not the main purpose of this adventure now," Alonso said.
"I want to experience it and I want to live that moment but winning, I know that realistically I have lower chance than some of my opponents.
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"There is a small percentage for all of us.
"When I close the visor and there is a green light, I will go for the win and even if there is a one per cent chance, hopefully I can be close to it.
"It's definitely going to be fun.
"You have constant overtaking manoeuvres happening for the lead and for 14th place. Every lap you have two or three overtakes.
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"That's the fun thing for a racing driver, to exchange positions.
"The second thing is that running in traffic will be difficult. You lose downforce.
"After feeling who sensitive the car was with a little bit of wind blowing on the test, I guess following another car will be super-sensitive."
At the start, Alonso will be sandwiched between former F1 driver Takuma Sato and 2011 Indy 500 runner-up JR Hildebrand.
But the two-time world champion Alonso has admitted there are a number of names whom he remembers from his childhood on the grid, including pole-sitter Scott Dixon.
"People like Dixon and Tony Kanaan are people I probably played with on the Playstation when I was younger," Alonso added.
"Sometimes you go on IndyCar game and you choose these drivers.
"Now they are familiar to me but not because I watch the races on TV but because I play with them on Playstation."