The two-time Formula 1 Champion has confirmed his interest in competing in the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona at the beginning of 2018. The interest comes from after competing in the Indy 500 in 2017 with an amazing response from the fans to see the Spainard racing in the US. Speculation of what team Alonso would race for but at the moment speculators are saying team United Autosports from the UK.
This past Thursday Alonso spoke about the race and confirming his interest and competing possibly with Anglo-American team for the season opener. The reason United Autosports seems like the play for Alonso is that Zak Brown the Executive Director at McLaren Technologies has ties with the team being a co-owner. Alonso is said to possibly compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans also in the 2018 as he looks to capture the Triple Crown but with his F1 commitments we will see what the schedule allows for Fernando.
Alonso in 2017 skipped out on the famous Monaco Grand Prix to race at the Indy 500 with Andretti Autosport and had retired Jensen Button back in the McLaren seat for just one race.
“The Indy 500 experience was one of the best races of my life in terms of feeling, in terms of racing approach. I would like to experience more American races.
“One maybe comes in January with the Daytona 24 Hours, so that will be nice.”