Fernando Alonso together with team-mates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in the Toyota number eight of the 24 hours of Le Mans dominant manner won.
It was Kazuki Nakajima who the face was allowed to perceive and the Toyota with number eight on the finish line allowed to drive after twenty-four hours. The podium was rounded out by the Toyota number seven with Kamui Kobayashi behind the wheel and the Rebellion number three, twelve laps behind the leader counted.
It is the last few years, more than once, wrong walked for Toyota but it is finally come and they do it right, from the start, namely with a one-two. Just after the start had them at Toyota, however, already a few anxious moments when triple winner Andre Lotterer Sebastien Buemi aantikte however, further investigation revealed no damage to the light.
Both Toyota’s built systematically their lead on the rest of the field but during the first stint, with Fernando Alonso at the wheel of the car with the number eight, they had to deal with a flat tire. When Buemi around midnight also still a stop-and-go of sixty seconds was due to excessive speed in a ‘slow zone’ was walking behind sister car with number seven to well over two minutes.
When Alonso the driver again took over he put up an incredible performance and he knew his deficit to shrink to about three-quarters of a minute. At nine o’clock this morning took the Toyota with the number eight in the lead again so they don’t have to give up to the finish line.
Not only for Toyota but also for Fernando Alonso, this is quite an achievement. The Spaniard wins as a rookie, the legendary uithoudingsrace and that brings him a step closer to his ultimate goal, the ‘Triple Crown.’ After his last stint this morning he said that he had not dreamed that he this year already in this position.
“This I had certainly not expected, I had taken into account a number of years for me to adapt,” said Alonso this morning. “But we have a fantastic team and two fantastic cars, why we fight now for victory. Now we have to wait and see whether we can finish.”
He also stated that he greatly prided itself on the fact that he was in the lead driving the legendary races such as the 24 hours of Le Mans and Daytona, the Indy 500 and, of course, the different GP’s over the years.
“I hope to complete the rider, and I hope that all these experiences make me a better rider in the future,” will close the 37-year-old Alonso with a touch.
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