Fernando Alonso will run a tribute to his Indianapolis 500 helmet at the United States Grand Prix on his first return to the country since his headline-grabbing debut at the iconic race.

Alonso opted to miss the Monaco Grand Prix in order to take on his maiden Indy 500 as part of a deal between McLaren-Honda-Andretti.

The two-time Formula 1 world champion was running seventh before heartbreak struck with 20 laps to go when his Honda engine failed.

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Despite missing out, Alonso helped produce huge interest across the world in the iconic US race and on his return to the United States he will re-run his Indy 500 helmet design.

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Why not, Fernado has a huge fan base in the States after his efforts at Indy this year. He had a great drive in his rookie year: P5 at 231.300mph. Love to see him meet the challenge again next year.