Dear Fernando Alonso, time is right to jump to IndyCar

Dear Fernando,

Now is the time.

You've done all you can in Formula One, now it's time to move on to that other open-wheel series calling your name: IndyCar.

No, it probably won't bring you the same level of fame and fortune as F1 did, but it boasts other qualities, some of which you had a taste of a little more than a year ago.

It promises a return to pure, competitive racing, a legion of new fans and, the biggest attraction of them all, the Indianapolis 500.

You want immortality? That's what the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" delivers. You want the final jewel in the Triple Crown? You're 500 miles away.

Following your historic win at 24 Hours of Le Mans over the weekend congrats, by the way Indy is the only item left to cross off on that little list of yours:

Le Mans
Monaco Grand Prix (x2)
Indianapolis 500