Fernando Alonso will take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year after agreeing a deal with Toyota to race at all World Endurance Championship events that do not clash with Formula One grands prix.
The deal allows Alonso to continue his pursuit of motorsport’s triple crown, which includes victories at the Indy 500, Le Mans 24 Hours and Monaco Grand Prix. Alonso currently has two Monaco victories to his name and last year competed in the Indy 500 for the first time but did not win. Alonso will join former F1 drivers Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in the No.8 Toyota this season and his first race will be at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on May 5 before taking part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16-17. Read more