McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix in May so he can race in the Indianapolis 500.
The double world champion has the full approval and support of McLaren and engine partner Honda, who are having a difficult season in Formula 1.
Alonso, 35, will race for the Honda-powered Andretti team on 28 May, and the car will be branded a McLaren.
I say good luck to Alonso. Think I would do the same.
Could start a worrying trend for the Monaco Grand Prix if the rest of the drivers in un-competitive cars, start to do the same. Two cars competing for the race win and a field of rookie drivers in a procession behind.