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Toyota Easily Claims Time-Shortened 1000 Miles of Sebring

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 shared by Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima dominated the 1000 Miles of Sebring Friday (March 15).  The Toyota trio led all but one of the 253 laps run on the way to a one-lap victory.  The race was originally scheduled for 268 laps, but a couple of safety …

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Fernando Alonso to Test Indy Car at Texas

Fernando Alonso at the 2019 Indy 500 (Photo: Chris Owens, INDYCAR Media)

In preparation for his second appearance at the Indianapolis 500 in May, two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will be taking to the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway next month. First reported by Motorsport, it was revealed that Alonso will shake down his McLaren Indy car, equipped with the series’ universal aerokit, for …

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Toyota Wins Sebring Pole, Fernando Alonso Sets Track Record

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid easily won the overall pole Thursday night (March 14) for Friday’s 1000 Miles of Sebring.  In the process, Fernando Alonso set the all-time track record for the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway with a lap at 134.473 mph. Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima combined for an average of 134.213 mph …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 17 Update: The Rain is Here

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the second third of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Fernando Alonso came into his own.  The forecast rain showed up at the track around 5 a.m. and instantly caused problems.  Mazda Team Joest’s remaining RT24-P was trying to get back on the lead lap when the fuel issues cropped up again.  The car was …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 8 Update: Penske Leads, Mazda Foiled by Fuel Leaks

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

As compared to last year, the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been quite a bit more incident-strewn.  There have already been six full course cautions so far, as opposed to four in the entire race in 2018. The Mazda Team Joest entries were strong early with Oliver Jarvis leading from pole.  …

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F1 Recaps: Williams Struggles, McLaren Fails to Live Up to Preseason Hype

(Photo: Chris Owens)

Williams – 10th in the Constructors Standings What more can be said about Williams in the 2018 season other than that it was very, very bad? 2018 will go down as one of the worst seasons for the team in its 41 years and by far its worst season in the hybrid era. It is …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Adds Fernando Alonso, Kamui Kobayashi for Rolex 24

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Wayne Taylor Racing announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande will be back in the No. 10 Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Come Daytona in January, they might be overshadowed by their new teammates.   Recently retired McLaren driver Fernando Alonso and his Toyota …

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F1 Midweek: Giving Thanks

Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

With the Formula 1 season all but relegated to history, and the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, this moment seems rather apt for a capitulation of the things to be thankful for about the sport. While it is easy to go on a critical rant about the racing, the cars, the drivers, the leadership, the …

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Fernando Alonso to Race in the 103rd Indianapolis 500 with McLaren

(Photo: Chris Owens)

With the final Formula One season coming to a close for two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso, fans and media alike have been anticipating an announcement as to where the Spaniard will race next. Today we got our first answer. McLaren announced Saturday (Nov. 10) that Alonso will be racing in the 103rd running of the …

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