Connect with us

F1 top news

McLaren could let Alonso race at Daytona 24-hour race

Published

on

McLaren could let Fernando Alonso contest the famous Daytona 24 hour endurance sports car race early next year.

It is believed the British team and the Spanish driver are discussing the fine details of their F1 contract for 2018.

Alonso skipped Monaco to contest the Indy 500 this year, but he has expressed interest in trying his hand at Le Mans in 2018.

Referring to Monaco, Indy and Le Mans, Alonso now refers regularly to his ambition to secure the motor racing ‘triple crown’.

“The priority is formula one,” he said, “with triple crown in the background. But there are many possibilities to do a fantastic 2018.”

France’s Auto Hebdo reports that Alonso, 36, may be allowed to try to win the Daytona 24 hour race early next year.

“The race has a great history and it is held in January, when the F1 season has not begun,” a report in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo read.

A team owned by McLaren executive Zak Brown, United Autosports, races at Daytona.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F119 hours ago

Sirotkin, Wehrlein eye Ferrari role for 2019

Two drivers may be eyeing Daniil Kvyat’s job at Ferrari for 2019. This year, Russian Kvyat was a Ferrari development...

2018 F119 hours ago

“I just wanted to make it better,”- Verstappen

Max Verstappen has revealed that he is prepared to be patient with Honda in 2019. Especially in 2018 as the...

2018 F119 hours ago

Gasly ‘not afraid’ of Verstappen

Pierre Gasly says he is not worried about pairing up with Max Verstappen at Red Bull next year. Gasly replaces...

2018 F119 hours ago

Vettel says new teammate Leclerc ‘a good guy’

Sebastian Vettel insists he is not worried about getting a new Ferrari teammate for 2019. The German has lost his...

2018 F119 hours ago

Mercedes’ Wolff eyes Mick Schumacher

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has expressed interest in signing up Mick Schumacher. Schumacher, the son of F1 great Michael and...

2018 F14 days ago

Sirotkin sponsor wanted discount for 2019

Sergey Sirotkin should not be too disappointed that his F1 career is over. That is the view of Mika Salo,...

2018 F14 days ago

Hartley thought he had ‘long term contract’

His F1 adventure may be over for now, but Brendon Hartley says his motor racing career is still very much...

2018 F15 days ago

No ‘off season’ for axed F1 driver Vandoorne

There will be no winter ‘off season’ for one 2018 F1 driver. Dropped by McLaren, Stoffel Vandoorne has been snapped...

2018 F15 days ago

Super Formula ‘good training ground for F1’ – Marko

Japan’s Super Formula is now a “good training ground” for Red Bull’s future F1 drivers. That is the view of...

2018 F15 days ago

Departing Ericsson says F1 ‘artificial’

Marcus Ericsson has departed F1 by saying the category is “a bit artificial”. The Swede drove in F1 for Caterham...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media