the 24 Hours of Le Mans, on the horizon

Published: Monday, June 13, 2022 09:57

When the agreement between Oscar Piastri and Williams for the next (or this) season seems to be practically closed, another card has come out of the deck of options that Fernando Alonso has for 2023.

At 41 years old, the two-time Formula 1 world champion may see his expectations of having a competitive car shattered to qualify for victories if Alpine does not change course or Lewis Hamilton decides to continue at Mercedes (Aston Martin and McLaren, other options on the horizon, do not aim better).

It could be then when, with Piastri pressing from behind, Alonso considers that he has already completed a cycle in the ‘Great Circus’.

That would enter the scene to return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans… and hand in hand with Ferrari. The Spaniard already won in 2018 and 2019 with Toyota, but with the change in regulations that has been implemented and the arrival of teams such as the ‘Cavallino’, Peugeot or Porsche, the competition is taking on another dimension.

As ’20 minutes’ reports, the first “more or less informal conversations between members of Ferrari and the Spanish driver’s entourage” have already taken place, so the 24 hours of Le Mans should be considered as one more possibility in Ferdinand’s future