McLaren would love Fernando Alonso to win motor racing’s triple crown | Giles Richards

Spaniard has won F1’s Monaco GP twice, made his Indy 500 debut and will compete in a prototype in 2018 Daytona 24 Hours as a stepping stone to Le Mans

It has taken the best part of a season but Fernando Alonso may yet throw off the fug that has engulfed him come Formula One’s final round in Abu Dhabi. Certainly closing the curtain on McLaren’s disastrous relationship with Honda will give the Spaniard reason for a sigh of relief but there is a strong likelihood that events even sooner may prove enough for Alonso to revel in racing again.

He is expected to undertake a test in Bahrain on Sunday of Toyota’s TS050 Hybrid after the conclusion of the World Endurance Championship, as a precursor to the team taking him on for the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours. Toyota will not comment on any deal but he is understood to have already agreed a seat with them at next year’s race.

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