The man, the myth, the legend, Fernando Alonso has officially committed with approval of McLaren to compete in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Man. Just days after competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Alonso has decided to commit to the entire WEC 2018 season with Toyota in the LMP1 category. Alonso will have to opted out of any races that may conflict but for the majority of the races he will be suited up in Toyota overalls in the TS050 Hybrid.
From the looks of the schedule, Alonso could compete in a total of 25 races in the 2018 racing season including F1 and the World Endurance Championship. The First WEC race that Fernando will step into the 1,000 horsepower hybrid will be at the six-hour endurance race at Spa-Francorchamps in May. With his eyes set on winning the 24 Hours of Le Man this year with Toyota, Alson has mentioned that it will be difficult to give the Indy 500 another shot right now or for a while.
“After the [Rolex], I will have a better understanding of these championships and the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Triple Crown is another target. So if I can fit in the Le Mans 24 Hours this year that I’m not doing the Indy 500, that will be great and hopefully the following year the Indy 500 can be in the plan again.”