Fernando Alonso has decided that he’s had enough of the WEC endurance racing series and will leave Toyota after the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in June. Toyota said that Alonso will explore new motorsport adventures within the Toyota Gazoo Racing Family. Alonso said:
“Now is a good time to take on new challenges and there are many interesting opportunities to explore within Toyota Gazoo Racing,” said Alonso.
“We still have two important races remaining as we are still in the fight to become WEC World Champions and I will be pushing hard to win both of them.”
There is no doubt that Alonso is hunting the Triple Crown of Motorsport with his appearance at this year’s Indy 500. The upside of Alonso’s departure from WEC is that Brendon Hartley will replace him at Toyota and that’s good news because Brendon got the short end of the stick in F1 as Toro Rosso dropped him for the 2019 season.
What other series would Alonso be interested in? Rally? Dakar? NASCAR?
Hat Tip: Reuters