Official: Fernando Alonso to debut in WEC

Официально: Фернандо Алонсо дебютирует в WEC

Team McLaren has officially announced the debut of Fernando Alonso in the world championship on races on endurance in the composition of the factory Toyota LMP1 team.

The Spanish pilot will hold four stage Superstone in 2018, including the “24 hours of Le Mans”, and will miss only a six-hour race in Fuji, which will intersect with the U.S. Grand Prix Formula 1 in Austin in mid-October.

“I never concealed its goal: to win the Triple crown of Motorsport, winning the Monaco Grand Prix, “the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 hours of Le Mans” – quoted Alonso press-service of the McLaren. Last year I was close to success in “Indie”, and this thanks to McLaren I will have the chance to compete for the victory in Le Mans. Of course, this is a big challenge, and I understand that the possible problems. But I am well prepared and ready to fight.

But it is in any case does not change my priorities. Still my main goal remains the Formula 1. In the season of 2018 I want to be competitive at every stage and I am sure that we can do to achieve this”.

Calendar “supersize” WEC

Two thousand eighteen
May 5 – 6 hours of Spa, Belgium
On June 16-17 24 hours of Le Mans, France
19 August – 6 hours of Silverstone, United Kingdom
21 October – 6 hours of Fuji, Japan
18 November – 6 hours of Shanghai, China

Two thousand nineteen
March 16-17 – “1,500 miles of Sebring”, USA
May 4 – 6 hours of Spa, Belgium
June 15-16 – 24 hours of Le Mans, France

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