Date: 4th February 2018 at 9:58am
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Former two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso has been confirmed as a racer for the Le Mans 24 hour race in 2018.

The Spaniard has stated on numerous occasions that he would like to be seen as the best all round driver of his generation and to prove that he must compete in different formulas of motorsport.

He also wants to be successful and to complete the triple crown of motorsport, something that hasn’t been achieved since Graham Hill.

‘I’ve never been shy about my aim of winning motorsport’s ‘Triple Crown’ – the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, We tried for Indy last year, came close, but just missed out. Alonso told Sky Sports.

Alonso has signed a new contract with McLaren for 2018, but it would seem a large part of that has been the freedom to compete elsewhere.

This will see Alonso drive for Toyota, not only at Le Mans but also in other rounds of the World Endurance Championship which begin in May.

He will drive the 6 Hours of Spa at the start of May, before the Spanish, Monaco and Canadian Grand Prix.

Alonso will then race at Le Mans, before during the summer also participating in the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

‘This year, I have the chance thanks to McLaren to race for the win at Le Mans. It is a big challenge – much can go wrong – but I am ready, prepared and looking forward to the fight.

‘In no way will this challenge take away from my main target of Formula 1 with McLaren.’