Fernando Alonso Will Drive For Toyota In This Year's Le Mans 24-hour Race And The Fia World Endurance Championship (wec)

Fernando Alonso will drive for Toyota in this year's Le Mans 24-hour race and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)

Fernando Alonso will drive for Toyota in this year's Le Mans 24-hour race and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), his McLaren Formula One team said on Tuesday. The Spanish double F1 world champion has been considering taking part in endurance events as he bids to emulate Graham Hill, the late Briton who won the Formula One world title, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans in the 1960s. "I've never been shy about my aim of winning motorsport's Triple Crown — the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Toyota To Chase Le Mans Title Again In 2018-19

Toyota to chase Le Mans title again in 2018-19

LONDON — Toyota will try again to win Le Mans next year and in 2019 after committing to another season of the world endurance championship. The Japanese car maker had been considering its position after champions Porsche pulled out at the end of the 2017 season, leaving Toyota as the only major manufacturer in the top LMP1 category.

Fernando Alonso Reportedly Will Race For Toyota At Le Mans

Fernando Alonso reportedly will race for Toyota at Le Mans

When it was recently announced that Fernando Alonso would race in the 24 Hours of Daytona in January, it was described as a warm-up for an eventual attempt to win Le Mans. "Eventual" may come pretty fast: It now looks like the Formula One champion will race in the Le Mans 24 Hours next season as well.

Or so reports BBC Sport, which says he'll race for Toyota. But wait, there's more: The BBC also says he's in talks with Toyota to drive most of the entire World Endurance Championship — while keeping his day job driving for McLaren in F1.

Fernando Alonso Primed To Race With Toyota At Le Mans

Fernando Alonso Primed To Race With Toyota At Le Mans

Barely a week after it was confirmed that Fernando Alonso will race at January’s Daytona 24 Hours, it has been revealed the Spaniard could drive for Toyota at next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Motorsport reports that Alonso recently had a seat fitting at Toyota Motorsport’s factory in Cologne and will first secure a drive of the Toyota TS050 Hybrid at the FIA World Endurance Championship’s rookie test in Bahrain on November 19.

Mazda's Le Mans-winning 787b Towers 10 Feet Tall Over Laguna Seca

Mazda's Le Mans-Winning 787B Towers 10 Feet Tall Over Laguna Seca

Over a quarter-century later, the Mazda 787B still casts a big shadow over Le Mans as the only Japanese entry ever to win the famous endurance race there. But now it's casting its shadow over another famous race track in a far more literal sense.

In celebration of its longstanding partnership with the circuit, the automaker has erected a giant billboard mural of its legendary rotary racer on the hillside above Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Viñales Is Victorious In Tense Thriller In Le Mans

Viñales is Victorious in Tense Thriller in Le MansMovistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Viñales came out fighting, dominating the MotoGP field to take a sensational victory at the Grand Prix de France, sealing Yamaha’s 500th Grand Prix win. Valentino Rossi also showed a blistering pace in the French sunshine at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit. He was scrapping with his teammate in an epic podium battle for the win, but suffered an unlucky fall on the last lap.

Soggy Start To Le Mans Weekend For Movistar Yamaha Motogp

Soggy Start to Le Mans Weekend for Movistar Yamaha MotoGPThe Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team riders started their quests at the Grand Prix de France today with the first free practice sessions, ahead of Sunday's race. Valentino Rossi showed a solid pace in the mixed conditions and landed eighth place in the combined session times, slightly ahead of teammate Maverick Viñales, who posted the tenth fastest time.

Mazda Hopes To Return To Le Mans

Race-winning Mazda 787B Le Mans sportscar earns legend statusMazda has been away from the winner's circle at Le Mans for some time now. But it could be preparing a return to the forefront at the famous French endurance race in the near future. That is, at least, if the racing enthusiasts within its ranks get their way.

Nissan Return To Le Mans Gets Underway 2015

Nissan return to Le Mans gets underwayAll of the entrants for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours took to the track for the first practice session at Le Mans this afternoon. Tsugio Matsuda (JAP), Harry Tincknell (GB) and Jann Mardenborough (GB) were first out in the three Nissan GT-R LM NISMOs, ready to make the most of the track time available during the four-hour session.