Alonso has raced today with the LMP1 of Toyota to prepare for Le Mans

a few days Ago it was rumored that Alonso could be racing with Toyota in the mythical competition of Le Mans, at the wheel of the prototype LMP1 of the japanese firm. And almost suddenly Fernando confirmed that this Sunday would do a test with the team and…said and done. Fernando Alonso has been able to roll over more than 100 laps with the team to begin to gain confidence and adapt to the peculiarities of this type of vehicle to compete in a near future at Le Mans.

The team mate of the pilot spaniard has dido Sebastian Buemi, both at the wheel of the Toyota TS050, a hybrid car with two engines of 500 HP each, that is to say, 1000CV total and a top speed of around 340 Km/h. Nothing to do with the F1 in terms of sensations, but definitely a beast mechanics there are that tame. The test today was for the young promises that the WEC held in Bahrain. Thus, the young riders, and a veteran like Fernando, you may try as training for strength tests.

The TS050 could have given the return to the circuit in a time of 1’39″646, very similar to the one that would make a F2. But times have been slower than that, since that have been shot loaded fuel to the gills, it was to adapt to the new style of driving these sports, and gain confidence not to make quick turns. By what you have told the engineers has adapted fast and has not complained of anything, he is learning things and has been able to do a time of 1’43″709, and it has gotten to 0″830 seconds from Buemi with a total of 113 laps, divided into several stints. Nevertheless, it was 0″2 seconds faster than the other rookie.

Alonso already has accumulated 611 miles of learning for the 24 hours of Le Mans, something that the Spanish rider has valued in their subsequent statements. “Has been a great day. […] To test a LMP1 is always something pretty for any racing driver, because these cars are great to drive. They are very consistent during each so much, which is positive. A long time ago that I wanted to try a car like this and today I have been able to meet that goal, so I’m happy.“. How would you be sitting at Honda that ride in a Toyota?

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