Keep on drivin’
Have to hand it to Fernando Alonso – like the great racers of old, the Spanish star is proving his virtuosity behind every wheel. Last year, it was the Indy 500; this month, he fulfils another high-speed aspiration as he lines up in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Jun 16-17). In his day job in Formula One, Alonso has been trapped by the limitations of his McLaren. His side gig in endurance racing must have come as a breath of fresh air, as he and his team-mates at Toyota claimed victory in the first round of the World Endurance Championship at Spa (above), Alonso’s first race win since the Spanish GP of 2013. Another familiar F1 name who will be driving deep into the French night: Jenson Bu on, Alonso’s former team-mate at McLaren.