Fernando Alonso: My Le Mans win 'at a higher level' than others

Record-Breaking Le Mans for Sportscar365

Alonso's No.8 Toyota - which he shared with Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi - led home the sister No.7 auto and finished 12 laps clear of the third-placed Rebellion Racing entry.

Toyota was left as the sole LMP1 hybrid entrant for the 2018/19 season, following the withdrawal of Audi at the end of 2016, and Porsche's exit a year ago.

Alonso joined Toyota for the WEC Super Season, ostensibly with the ambition of taking another step towards achieving motorsport's Triple Crown, and the No. 8 vehicle beat the sister No. 7 machine to victory at the 24-Hour classic. Alonso believes his will hold a special place in history. "I put this victory in a higher level than any other victory in Le Mans". "Last year there were only four cars, this year there were 10". Asked how good he thought the Honda engine, which from 2019 will power both the Red Bull and Toro Rosso cars, now was, Alonso said: "I don't know". That's how hard Le Mans is and how unpredictable it is.

It contradicted what Alonso had said at the start of the Paul Ricard press conference.

The non-hybrids were allocated significantly more energy over a lap of the Le Mans circuit, 205MJ versus Toyota's 124.9MJ, to make up for the disadvantages of not running a hybrid system.

"The team of our [McLaren] boss [United Autosports], Zak Brown, was third at the end of the race, and I think in qualifying it was 14th".

Chapter Two Adds Xavier Dolan & Will Beinbrink In Supporting Roles
Dolan is repped by CAA and Thirty Three Management, while Zero Gravity Management and GVA Talent Agency rep Beinbrink. New Line Cinema has set a September 6, 2019 release date for IT: Chapter 2 , which now has that date all to itself.

The World Health Organization Just Made A Huge Change For Transgender People
Several countries have already taken steps to reclassify transgenderism and take it off the list of mental disorders, including France and Denmark.

Australia forward Andrew Nabbout ruled out of World Cup
Kylian Mbappe has set a new record in the World Cup by becoming the first youngest player to score for France at a major worldwide tournament.

Sports vehicle racing's leading independent English-language news source enjoyed its most successful event to date in the Web site's five-year history, with more than 1.1 million page views over the two-week period and new single-day traffic records throughout race week.

"As I said previous year when I entered the Indy 500, that was a very attractive target to achieve the Triple Crown and be a little bit of a more complete driver, not only to drive Formula 1 cars". In the end we got a little bit more lucky and a little bit more better set up.

Asked whether the Indy 500 was now his main priority, to the point where he'd like to repeat his failed 2017 attempt on the race in 2019, Alonso replied: "I didn't think too much yet on this".

"It's incredible to see the response from this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans", said Dagys. "We miss in Monaco with the gearbox issue and in Canada with the engine issue, but we were in [points-scoring positions] also in those races, so we want to come back to that [form] here".

Alonso's victory moved him a step closer to his goal of completing motor racing's triple crown - he now only needs to add the Indy 500 to his wins at Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix.



Latest news

Iran 0-1 Spain
Moments later, the final whistle blew and the Iranian players laid on the grass after their exhaustive effort. Still, lucky or not, the goal was well deserved for a Spain side that had seen over 70 percent of the ball.

What was the message behind Melania Trump’s jacket?
Trump wore the green $39 jacket from Zara as she boarded a government plane in Washington on her way to McAllen, Texas. The outrage was immediate, but her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham , dismissed the reaction as a distraction.

Xbox One won't get VR support after all
If you were still waiting patiently for the virtual reality features that Microsoft promised in 2016 , then I have some bad news for you.

Chris Pratt & James Corden Go on a Hike
Watch the epic hike in the video above, and keep an eye on The Rock's social media channels for a response. Here's proof that Corden actually did go hiking.

Reggie says Nintendo Switch Online is the successor to the Virtual Console
Among these is Microsoft, with Nintendo Switch cross-play support on track for 2018 and other upcoming multiplayer titles. You can also use the Nintendo Switch Online app to voice chat in your play sessions.

Federation Internationale de Football Association denies USA referee asked for Portugal shirt after World Cup match
Sources indicate that furious Amrabat termed the incident as sad, adding that the tournament is 'World Cup and not a circus'. On the other hand, we want to respect the fact that the doctor of the team has the sole responsibility for his players".

Nick Young on Canada Legalizing Marijuana: 'Everybody Needs to Do Cocaine'
National Basketball Association player Nick Young at BODY at ESPYS at Avalon on July 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. He enters free agency July 1st as an unrestricted free agent, and is not expected to be re-signed by the Warriors.

BMW 630d Gran Turismo launched at Rs. 66.50 lakh
The 6 GT is meant to be BMW's answer to the Mercedes-Benz E-class in India, which is only available in long-wheelbase form. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and has 5 driving modes - Sport, Comfort, Comfort+, Eco Pro and Adaptive.

Melania Trump Wears ‘I Don’t Really Care’ Jacket During Immigration Trip
As she left the detention center, the White House pool reporter caught Trump wishing the detained children, "Good luck". Other such facilities around the country have denied access to Democratic lawmakers and media.

Errol "Body Snatcher" Spence Jr.?
He had a plan from the beginning. "He has family that is behind him and our family, the Cowboys, want to be behind him as well". In the previous fight, WBA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman won a unanimous decision over Moises Flores.

Algeria switches off internet connections nationwide during high school exams
She says she's "not comfortable" with the decision, but says "we should not passively stand in front of such a possible leak". Last year, authorities requested operators shut down access to social media, but the move did not entirely end the problem.

Koko the Gorilla Met Celebrities Like Mister Rogers
The foundations president Dr Penny Patterson said Penny Patterson said: " Koko instantly connected with Robin". The famous signing gorilla - who met the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist - has died aged 46.

Ozark Season 2 Premiere Set for August
The final interaction between Wendy and Marty in the teaser sums up the terror to come. "People make choices. Choices have consequences", he responded.

Female reporter groped during live broadcast in Russian Federation
The man is seen rushing into the shot and kissing the reporter on the cheek while appearing to place his hand on her breast . "We are equally valuable and professional", Theran wrote.

Province scraps Green Ontario Fund
More than 140,000 people had taken advantage of the program by receiving home energy audits and free smart thermostats. NDP MPP Gilles Bisson issued a statement calling the move the latest in Ford's "anti-environment crusade". "Mr.

Other news