Keep on drivin’

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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.

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