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Alonso to race in WEC for Toyota in 2018

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Fernando Alonso will race at Le Mans and other selected WEC rounds this year, his McLaren team confirmed on Tuesday.

The two-time world champion had been considering taking part in the endurance classic for several months, as he chases his dream of winning motor racing’s ‘Triple Crown’.

And following his debut sportscar appearance at Daytona last week, a deal has now been reached for Alonso to race for Toyota in as many WEC rounds as possible.

However, McLaren and Alonso have agreed that his priority remains Formula 1 – so he will miss the Japanese event at Fuji on October 21 because it clashes with the United States Grand Prix.

Alonso said he was delighted at the opportunity to take part in sportscar racing alongside his F1 ambitions.

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I think the new car will be better but I'm not going to win in F1 so need something else to keep me busy. 

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I read that there has been a request to re-schedule the Japanese round to allow Alonso to race. I expect the fact that Toyota own Fuji Raceway may mean that there is a chance of it being moved.

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12 hours ago, Cuprabob said:

I read that there has been a request to re-schedule the Japanese round to allow Alonso to race. I expect the fact that Toyota own Fuji Raceway may mean that there is a chance of it being moved.

"We so sorry.  Is fully booked that weekend." :roflmao:

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4 hours ago, patently said:

"We so solly.  Is furry booked that weekend." :roflmao:

FTFY

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That is Chinese.

They translate by swapping the Ls & Rs, not the Japanese.

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It's not a looker!

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On 02/02/2018 at 11:50 PM, Cuprabob said:

I read that there has been a request to re-schedule the Japanese round to allow Alonso to race. I expect the fact that Toyota own Fuji Raceway may mean that there is a chance of it being moved.

WEC moves Fuji race date for Fernando Alonso, will move forward a week leaving some other drivers rather unhappy.

 

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