A prick to the ruin of the options in the LMP2 Alonso in Daytona


Fernando Alonso was tasked with taking the output with the Ligier LMP2 in the United Autosports #23, and it is certain that it quickly went up two positions in the table, although several arguments with Dalziel in the #2 of the DPi of Nissan he pushed back in his attempt to get closer to the top ten and start to progress from there on forward, marking laps at a steady pace.

Phil Hanson replaced him when the double champion of Formula 1 had two hours, and extended to the tenth since he got it, getting to roll even in first position after the first yellow flag of the race. From then on, the role of Lando Norris took on special relevance, when the british only 18 years old was amazed to those present in Daytona with his pure speed while Cadillac maintained the leadership, becoming the best LMP2 in fifth place.

The hours would continue to occur until that Hanson would return to the team car of Zak Brown and Richard Dean, and after the first seven hours prowling the ‘top 5’, the champion of the Asian Le Mans Series suffered a puncture severe that it forced him to lessen the speed to be able to get to the pit-lane and that the mechanical analizasen the importance of the incident, the which had destroyed a large part of the area in the rear and side of the car.

Hanson explained later that he was doing a stint double with the same set of tyres, something that added to the heightened demand of the Ligier eventually trigger the problem that would leave 3 turns behind, waiting for more yellow flags and rain.

Finally, Alonso to work on his Ligier, replacing Hanson even before the car was completely repaired, a setback that the team was able to fix by changing the top engine, despite the fact that the suspension is not compromised, a fact that to ensure the continuity of the car #23 in the race.