Alonso To Leave Toyota Wec Team After 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Alonso to leave Toyota WEC team after 24 Hours of Le Mans

LONDON — Fernando Alonso will be replaced by New Zealander Brendon Hartley in the Toyota World Endurance Championship (WEC) team after the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, the Japanese manufacturer announced on Wednesday. Toyota said Formula One two-time champion Alonso "will explore new motorsport adventures within the Toyota Gazoo Racing family." No details were given, but the Spaniard recently tested a Toyota Dakar Rally car in South Africa. The next edition of that race will be held in Saudi Arabia in January 2020. Alonso won Le Mans with Toyota last year and will be trying to win the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren later this month to become only the second driver to complete the so-called "Triple Crown of Motorsport." "Now is a good time to take on new challenges, and there are many interesting opportunities to explore within Toyota Gazoo Racing," said the 37-year-old, who left Formula One last year. "We still have two important races remaining as we are still in the fight to become WEC World Champions, and I will be pushing hard to win both of them." Hartley won Le Mans with Porsche in 2017 and is a two-time World Endurance champion. He raced in Formula One with Toro Rosso last year. "I believe I am returning to WEC an even stronger driver following my experience in Formula One," he said. The 2019-20 WEC season starts at Silverstone on Sept. 1 and runs to Le Mans on June 14, 2020.

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 Ready For High-altitude Wec Challenge

Toyota Ready for High-altitude Wec ChallengeToyota's world endurance championship HYBRID team is chasing its third victory of the season in this weekend's Mexico City round, the first round of the season outside Europe.
Toyota GAZOO Racing has entered two TS050 prototypes with the team's high-down-force aerodynamic package for this the fourth 6-hour race of the season.

New Car And Driver Line-up For Toyota Wec Challenge

New Car and Driver Line-up for Toyota Wec ChallengeToyota has developed a new car and a revised driver line-up to challenge for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), starting in England this weekend.
Two heavily modified TS050 Hybrid race cars will make their competitive debut at the Six Hours of Silverstone, the first of nine endurance races that will decide this year's championship.

Home Win For Toyota In The Wec

Home Win For Toyota In The WECToyota Gazoo Racing earned its first victory of the season on home ground in an epic 6 Hours of Fuji, the seventh round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
The #6 TS050 Hybrid of Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi came out on top by just 1.439 seconds after an enthralling battle.

Toyota Racing Targets Wec Title In Sao Paulo

Toyota Racing targets WEC title in Sao PauloToyota Racing heads to Interlagos, Brazil this weekend on the verge of securing the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship title.
Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi, driving the #8 TS040 HYBRID, already won the drivers’ World Championship at the penultimate race in Bahrain just over a week ago, and now the team stands on the brink of an historic triumph as it head into the WEC season finale at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo from Interlagos.