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Historic Le Mans 24 Hours win for Fernando Alonso
18 June 2018 @ 16:48

DOUBLE Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso stunned fans with a spectacular Le Mans 24 Hours win today (Sunday), having never attempted the race before.

And it was an historic moment for his team, too – along with fellow drivers and ex-Formula 1 racers Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, Toyota took home its first-ever victory in the global motorsport event.

Le Mans 24 Hours is one of the races in the so-called 'triple motorsport crown', which includes the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Alonso, originally from Oviedo, Asturias, has won the Monaco Grand Prix twice and, now with Le Mans under his belt, he is hoping for victory in the Indianapolis 500 to make him only the second person in racing history to take all three titles.

So far, the only racing driver ever to do so is the UK's Graham Hill.

Alonso, who has not tasted success for far too long in Formula 1, is combining his main discipline with the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with team Toyota – the only on that uses a hybrid car in LMP1 – the aim of which decision was purely to rack up a victory at Le Mans.



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