Alonso makes Le Mans his endurance swansong
Fernando Alonso will quit staying power racing after June’s ’24 Hours of Le Mans’, which he received last yr, the Toyota group stated on Wednesday.
The Japanese team said Alonso, who two times received the F1 international championships with Renault in 2005 and 2006, had set himself sparkling motor sports objectives.
The 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia is notion to be high on his time table after he tested the Toyota Hilux in South Africa along 2009 Dakar champion Giniel de Villiers 안전놀이터 .
The 37-year-antique Alonso who raced F1 till last season is widely viewed as one of the pinnacle talents of his technology, and enjoys international star status after racing 312 Grand Prix, triumphing 32 of them.
“I have loved being part of Toyota Gazoo Racing, however this chapter is ending,” Alonso stated in a press launch on Wednesday.
“Winning the Le Mans 24 Hours is one of the highlights of my profession as part of my triple crown mission,” stated Alonso, who races the Indy 500 later this month in his triple crown (Monaco GP, Le Mans and the Indy) bid.
Alonso will contest the Indianapolis 500 race inside the United States with the McLaren crew, for whom he has also done assessments in F1 vehicles this yr.
“I will continually don’t forget the victory we finished collectively as a team remaining 12 months,” said the one time Ferrari ace.
“Now is a great time to tackle new demanding situations and there are numerous thrilling opportunities,” he stated.
Toyota wanted Alonso nicely.
I am sad to mention good-bye to Fernando… he has written his call in Toyota’s motorsport records,” the team president Hisatake Murata said.
New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley will take up the vacant slot which Alonso’s departure leaves open.