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Motorsport Alonso Wins Le Mans 24 Hours With Toyota (1 Viewer)

Bandit
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Fernando Alonso won Le Mans 24 Hours at the first attempt as he and team-mates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima finally ended Toyota's long drought.

Toyota had never won the sportscar race despite years of trying but finally delivered in an event in which they were effectively without opposition.

Alonso's victory completes the second part of motorsport's 'triple crown' for the two-time Formula 1 world champion.

Twice a Monaco Grand Prix winner, he now wants to win the Indianapolis 500.

Only Englishman Graham Hill has won all three classic races in the entire history of motorsport.

Alonso joined Toyota's World Endurance Championship (WEC) programme this season with the aim of winning Le Mans, and is dovetailing it with his programme with McLaren in Formula 1.

Toyota are the only team competing with a hybrid car in the top LMP1 class, and the privateer-run non-hybrids are not fast enough to challenge them.
 
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Today, 22:08
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Toyota are the only team competing with a hybrid car in the top LMP1 class, and the privateer-run non-hybrids are not fast enough to challenge them.
That's a pity. All the Toyota needed to do was make sure it completed the race. No challengers.

I suspect this victory though has sealed Fernando's decision to probably leave F1.
 

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