Formula 1: Fernando Alonso edges closer to ’Triple Crown’ with Le Mans glory MOTORSPORT June 17, 2018 10:49am EDT June 17, 2018 10:49am EDT F1 World Championship, Motorsport, News, English, McLaren, Fernando Alonso, FIA F1 World Championship, Le Mans Fernando Alonso moved a step closer to completing the …
Fernando Alonso moved one step closer to completing motorsport’s famous ”Triple Crown” with victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday. The Spaniard helped end Toyota’s wait for success at Circuit de la Sarthe, as he combined with teammates Sebastian Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima to triumph in the famous endurance race.
Victory means Alonso has now achieved the second part of the Triple Crown, adding victory at Le Mans to his two Monaco Grand Prix victories. That leaves only the Indianapolis 500. Win that and he will join the legendary Graham Hill as only the second driver to win the Triple Crown.
Fernando Alonso moved one step closer to completing motorsport’s famous ’Triple Crown’ with victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday. The Spaniard helped end Toyota’s wait for success at Circuit de la Sarthe, as he combined with team-mates Sebastian Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima to triumph in the famous endurance race.
Alonso, a double Formula 1 world champion, was the star turn as he became the sixth driver to complete the Monaco-Le Mans double after Tazio Nuvolari, Maurice Trintignant, Bruce McLaren, Jochen Rindt and Graham Hill.
Fernando Alonso will compete at the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours. That’s key, because it edges him a little closer to his fairly special target: motorsport’s Triple Crown , aka winning Le Mans, Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.
McLaren F1 driver and two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will race in the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans in his attempt to capture a second leg of racing’s triple crown. Given that he competed
It feels great, and now back to F1, triple race now in three weekends, and quite busy between Monaco, Canada and Le Mans, and now these three.” Now just lacking victory in the Indy 500 to complete the triple crown, Alonso says he will wait to see how the driver line-ups at the top three F1 teams of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull pan out before …
Fernando Alonso, Japan’s Kazuki Nakajima and Switzerland’s Sebastien Buemi celebrate after winning Le Mans. Source: AFP WHEN Fernando Alonso stood atop the podium on Sunday night in Le Mans, everything felt right with the world again.
Fernando Alonso celebrated a victorious debut in the 86th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours race as Toyota triumphed. The two-time Formula One world champion is pursuing motor racing’s Triple Crown
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