Toyota and Porsche lock the doors of Le Mans Alonso


The decision of Fernando Alonso to skip the Monaco GP of Formula 1 to compete in the Indy 500 without a doubt has marked a before and an after. In the pilot spaniard is concerned, there have been many voices that have been speculated, from the own words of Alonso, with the presence of the pilot of McLaren in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Despite the halo of the ‘triple crown’ that moves through the environment, what is certain is that the options of Fernando Alonso to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans is reduced, at least at this time.

Well it is true that Alonso was very near to occupy one of the seats of Porsche in the 24 Hours of Le Mansde 2015, but in the end, this option is not consummated. Now the chances are lower with the presence of only two Porsche 919 Hybrid and a payroll of pilot which has been up-to-date. This has been acknowledged in statements to ‘Autosport’, the Director of Porsche Andreas Seidl: “In this moment it is not in the table because we only have two cars and I don’t see changes coming. We are very happy with the six drivers that we have, there are no seats available. For the moment, there are no options available because we always think long term.”

Although Toyota’s Gazoo Racing has three prototypes LMP1, an eventual program with three Toyota TS050 Hybrid in 2018 does not seem to increase the chances of Fernando Alonso to be in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as he has confessed to Rob Leupen, Director of Team Toyota: “From my point of view, there has to be a balance within the team. It is not a priority for us to get a name of its own. There is no in this at all. Of course you will hear it, but for us it is not something that we say that we are interested in. It is not in any way”.