Alonso heads to Le Mans hoping for a better weekend

Rex Christensen
June 13, 2018

Rumors of intrigue including McLaren's flirtation with IndyCar have been hot, and after a recent statement from team chief Zak Brown, the move is seeming even more likely.

While Alonso - who will make his 300th grand prix appearance this weekend in Canada - insisted he is "not bored" with F1, he reiterated his belief that the predictability of the current races is unhealthy.

Along with Lewis Hamilton, Alonso is viewed as the greatest of his generation, but it has been more than five years since he won a race, while he toasted the last of his two successive titles in 2006.

Alonso will contest the Le Mans 24 Hours race next weekend as he bids to emulate Graham Hill's "Triple Crown" - which also includes the Monaco Grand Prix (a race Alonso has won twice) and the Indianapolis 500 (where Alonso excelled on his debut previous year, before a late engine blow-up cost him dearly).

The signs are growing ever stronger that Fernando Alonso's 18-year, twin-championship F1 career is coming to an end.

"While here everyone can guarantee that Mercedes or Ferrari will win the race".

"In sport in general, you can play basketball and one night you have a magic night and you score 80 points and maybe you win the game together with your team-mates".

Bowyer wins rain-marred MI race
I would say this one would be tougher than any of them just looking at how fast those three guys are right now". "... Keselowski moved into the second position behind Kurt Busch on the restart as Harvick dropped to third.

"There are favourites for the World Cup but you can't guarantee Germany, Spain or Brazil will win".

"Probably it will never change, really", he said. "This has been Formula 1 for many years", he said. "This is a world championship of constructors, not drivers", he said after qualifying.

Do you agree with Alonso's thoughts on F1? Alonso is co-driver of the No.8 Toyota for the famous race, which he hopes to win as part of his bid to complete motor racing's Triple Crown of Indy, LeMans and Monaco. In a mandatory practice session a week ago, Alonso set the quickest time by lapping 0.6 seconds faster than the competition.

McLaren are strongly considering entering the IndyCar championship, with speculation that a team could be tailor-made for Fernando Alonso if the Spaniard decides to leave Formula One. "We saw at the beginning of the year how many points we scored and now we've retired from seventh in Monaco and 10th today, so we lost points in the last two races and there are a few areas in the vehicle that we need to keep improving, and let's see what happens in the next couple of months".

Brown said he is hopeful that Alonso will commit to the project for 2019, though. Allan is a fixture at the race track, armed with keyboard and camera, eager to take you inside open-wheel sport where the news is being made. He comes to with multiple professional awards from the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AWWRBA).

"Now, it's just a train of cars every two weeks".

Other reports by

Discuss This Article