F1 top news

Alonso admits eyeing Le Mans after F1 career

Fernando Alonso says he is willing to talk about “the future” with regards to a potential Le Mans foray.

Amid rumours he will do the fabled 24 hour endurance race next year, the Spaniard tested Toyota’s LMP1 prototype in Bahrain at the weekend.

“Such a car is not only fast but also very consistent,” he was quoted by Germany’s Auto Bild afterwards.

“At some point I want to race.”

However, the future is not yet set in stone, even though in the immediate aftermath of McLaren driver Alonso’s test, Toyota announced that it will contest Le Mans in 2018.

That is despite the fact that every other major car manufacturer has withdrawn from the top-tier LMP1 category.

Alonso said: “We have enough time now to think about the future.”



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.

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

To Top