Watch the Indycar press conference

Russian Grand Prix 2017

Before heading to Russia, Fernando and Zak flew to Alabama to sit down with the media ahead of the 101st Indy 500 race in May.

The press conference was hosted at Barber Motorsports Park, and also featured Mark Miles (Hulman & Company CEO), and Michael Andretti (Andretti Autosport team owner). 

Watch the video above to hear about Fernando's first 10 days after the annoucement, his thoughts ahead of the experience, and reaction from around the world.