His goal: auto racing's Triple Crown.
And perhaps in both WEC and F1 at the same time.
It's his seventh engine this year as McLaren struggles to find a winning combo.
He insists something was wrong with his engine last week, but Honda found nothing
"Everybody is talking to everybody."
"Honda's working very hard, but they seem a bit lost."
And Fernando Alonso returns to F1 after racing at Indy.
Honda engines like Alonso's have had a run of bad luck. One blew up on Friday.
"Today we ticked all the boxes," Fernando Alonso said.
"I think its a win-win situation."
"... When you are in your car and close the visor, you would like to have one mile per hour more. It's never enough."
Fernando Alonso will be in fifth position.
Alonso had a four-lap average of 230.034 mph with Carpenter at 230.468 mph.
"We went through many, many things."
McLaren, the second most successful team in Formula One history in terms of race wins, has yet to score a point in four rounds of this year's championship and is last in the standings.
But they're not being actively recruited.