Alonso: Le Mans is my priority this season

Date published: May 4 2018 - Editor

Fernando Alonso has revealed that winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans is his main goal this year as he doubts he can “save” his F1 season.

This weekend the Spaniard will contest the 6 Hours of Spa as an official Toyota LMP1 driver as he takes part in a full World Endurance Championship along with his Formula 1 commitments.

But with this season at McLaren not proving as successful as the team and Alonso had hoped, the double World Champion admits it is Le Mans that is his main target.

“My priority is to live the Le Mans experience. A huge race,” he told Belgian daily Le Soir.

“I don’t think I can save my F1 season but I have this opportunity to take part in Le Mans and I don’t intend on wasting my chance.”

Should Alonso win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, he will have two parts of the triple crown having already won F1’s Monaco GP.

Last year he tried for the Indianapolis 500 only for an engine failure to put him out of the race.