Alonso takes aim at Indy 500 after rainy Daytona win

Alonso takes aim at Indy 500 after rainy Daytona win

Most of the final eight hours of the 24-hour event was run under a yellow flag and racing was halted under red-flag conditions for the final two hours of the event.

Alonso still has the World Endurance Championship super season to complete with Toyota - which won this year's Dakar Rally - and has shown an interest in a number of different disciplines, including swapping rides with NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson in Bahrain at the end of last year.

"This is not part of the Triple Crown, but if I win Indianapolis, this will be Quadruple Crown", Alonso said. We stayed out of trouble, no vehicle damage, no one went off the track. The final F1 race of 2018 was the last for Alonso in Formula 1.

In GT Daytona, Rolf Ineichen, Mirko Bartolotti, Christian Engelhart and Rik Breukers co-driving the No. 11 Lamborghini Huracan GT3, which also won the GTD class past year.

He made his debut at Daytona a year ago, finishing 38th. "I was calling the team for a safety vehicle immediately because I could not see anything". Alonso also impressed earlier in the race when he climbed from seventh place to the lead in his opening stint before putting in some impressive lap times in wet conditions overnight. Alonso becomes the third former Formula 1 champion to also win the Rolex 24. Officials waited for a chance to restart the race until the 23-hour, 49-minute mark before waving the checkered flag, and celebration ensued in the No.10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R camp. Even though the Bobby Rahal-owned team finished 18 laps down in the GT Le Mans class, the venture was a success. Best of the LMP2 cars was the Oreca/Gibson vehicle of DragonSpeed, with Roberto Gonzalez, Sebastian Saavedra, Ryan Cullen and motorsport's favourite meme machine Pastor Maldonado.

Alonso came to the Taylor team with Kamui Kobayashi, his teammate on the Le Mans victory, to create one of the strongest lineups in the field.

He drove again early Sunday morning and had the auto out front for a lengthy yellow period that ultimately ended in the first stoppage for rain since 2004.

Although he did a vehicle swap with seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in November and ran exhibition laps in a stock auto, Alonso said at Daytona that NASCAR events are not now on his radar. "The race itself was very, very hard. The conditions were quite a shock sometimes", Alonso said.

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