Alonso Aiming To Use The Momentum Of His Six Hours Of Spa Win As A Foundation For A Strong Weekend At His Home Grand Prix
McLaren Renault’s Fernando Alonso heads into his home race the Spanish Grand Prix off the back of his first motor-sport victory since 2013 after he won on his World Endurance Championship debut at the Six Hours of Spa for Toyota Gazoo Racing.
The Spaniard who started the race from pole position along with his team mates former Formula One drivers, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajimi completed dominated the race.
Alonso will be aiming to transfer this success to his day job as he and McLaren head to the the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend. The double Formula One champion heads into his home race in sixth place in Formula One drivers standings on 28 points.
Alonso was extremely impressive during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last time out, after being involved in an accident during the race, with three punctured tyres he was able to get his McLaren Renault back to the pit-lane and slid into his pit-box and brought the car home in seventh place.
The Spaniard has scored points in every race so far this season and heads to his home race off the back of a hat-trick of seventh place finishes.