Fernando Alonso in his post Formula 1 career has been on a mission to compete in multiple platforms of automotive racing at the highest level. Alonso since retiring from Formula 1 has competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Indy 500. In 2020 Alonso set out to compete in the Dakar Rally with Toyota Gazoo Racing.
The Dakar Rally is an annual rally from Paris to Senegal. The event has been a staged rally since 1978. The majority of the Dakar Rally is an off-road endurance event with rugged terrain and heavily modified vehicles.
Back to Alonso’s 2020 effort at the Dakar. Yesterday, during the tenth stage of the rally Alonso finished the stage without a windshield after rolling his Toyota Hilux from Toyota Gazoo Racing after going sideways down a sand dune.
The moment was captured from different angles from rally viewers as Alonso looses control of his truck at the top of the dune. The stage was eventually cut short due to an abrupt sandstorm in the Saudi Arabian desert.
After smashing his windshield and damaging the front of the truck, Alonso finished 14th overall for the day after arriving at the stage finish with no windshield intact.