Revealed: Alonso’s hectic schedule for 2018

Date published: January 31 2018

Fernando Alonso will be competing in two World Championships after it was confirmed he will be racing for Toyota in the upcoming WEC season. Here’s a look at his updated diary…

Alonso will be in the Toyota No.8 LMP1 car alongside his new team-mates and ex-Formula 1 drivers Sebastian Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima.

The World Endurance Championship is about to go through a transitional phase known as the ‘Super Season’ which comprises of eight races, including two Le Mans 24 Hours races, running from May 2018 to June 2019.

This is so the next World Endurance Championship season can start in the autumn and make Le Mans the season finale.

With this in mind and McLaren no longer affiliated to Honda, Alonso is taking full advantage of the longer season to help his Triple Crown bid.

Alonso’s potential schedule:

February

February 26 – March 1 Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona (first Winter Test)

March

March 6 – March 9 Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona (second Winter Test)
March 25 Australian GP Melbourne

April

April 8 Bahrain GP Sakhir
April 15 Chinese GP Shanghai
April 29 Azerbaijan GP Baku

May

May 5 6 Hours of Spa
May 13 Spanish GP Barcelona
May 15 – May 16 Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona (In-season Test)
May 27 Monaco GP Monaco

June

June 10 Canadian GP Montreal
June 16-17 24 Hours of Le Mans
June 24 French GP Le Castellet

July

July 1 Austrian GP Spielberg
July 8 British GP Silverstone
July 22 German GP Hockenheim
July 29 Hungarian GP Budapest
July 31 – August 1 Hungaroring, Budapest (In-season Test)

August

August 19 6 Hours of Silverstone
August 26 Belgian GP Spa-Francorchamps

September

September 2 Italian GP Monza
September 16 Singapore GP Marina Bay
September 30 Russian GP Sochi

October

October 21 United States GP Austin
October 28 Mexican GP Mexico City

November

November 11 Brazilian GP Sao Paulo
November 18 6 Hours of Shanghai
November 25 Abu Dhabi GP Yas Marina

January 2019

January 26-27 Daytona 24 Hours*

May 2019

May 4 6 Hours of Spa**

June 2019

June 15-16 24 Hours of Le Mans**

*Not confirmed, but Alonso is open to returning to Daytona

**Dependent on 2019 Formula 1 season