THIS takes having a cheeky Nandos to a new level.

We all love a spicy chargrilled Portuguese chicken dinner now and again.

But this Spanish ‘Nando cooked his own birds in a completely new way.

Enough of the riddles, two-time Formula One world champ Fernando Alonso clearly wanted to ruffle feathers in his first run-out in a IndyCar yesterday with a stonking live worldwide audience of TWO MILLION.

Fernando Alonso Indy 500

Fernando Alonso Indy 500

All was going fine and dandy. Alonso was ripping round Indianapolis in his McLaren-Honda-Andretti orange (Peri Peri-coloured?) race car at an average lap speed of a-not-so-pedestrian 222.548mph.

Then two birds decided to play high-speed chicken with him. Watch to see who won this flame-grilled bird battle.

Meanwhile I’m off to Nandos.

Phil Lanning