Does Alonso see it feasible to combine Formula 1 with running at Le Mans? Fernando is clear

Published: Thursday, 08 September, 2022

If Fernando Alonso is characterized by something, it is for having tried his luck in other motor categories beyond Formula 1. The Asturian won the 24 hours of Le Mans twice, the 24 hours of Daytona once and was champion in the World Championship. Resistance in the year 2019.

After his return to Formula 1 last season, Alonso is clear that what he wants is to fight for victories again. He is 100% focused on the ‘Grand Circus’ and that is why he has ruled out combining racing in F1 with being in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

His future team, Aston Martin, would be considering the possibility of running again in the World Endurance Championship. Alonso could drive for them in both categories, but the Spaniard acknowledges that it is very difficult for that to happen.

“It is difficult to race at Le Mans in 2023, right now I am very focused on Formula 1 and Aston Martin too. Although they have a project in the WEC, Formula 1 takes all your energy, there are 24 races, practices and the events with the sponsors. You practically have no life left, you sacrifice everything for one thing. As long as you’re in Formula 1, running in Le Mans is impossible, “he explains in a direct on Instagram.

Although he acknowledges that in the future he could race at Le Mans again, he admits to being afraid that his return will not go well: “Perhaps in the future when I leave Formula 1 I may try again. I tried twice and won both, so I’m a little scared to try it again and it won’t work out. We’ll see what projects come out there in the future.”

He also highlights participating in the Indianapolis 500, the race he has yet to win to get the Triple Crown: “With the Triple Crown I always have the same answer, which is linked to Le Mans. As long as I’m in Formula 1 I don’t want to think in other categories, since the calendar is very demanding and we need full dedication. I don’t know about IndyCar in the future, but right now it’s not in my head.”