McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso took part in the rookie World Endurance Championship test at the Bahrain International Circuit following the 2017 World Endurance Championship season finale which was won by Toyota’s Anthony Davidson.
The double Formula One champion is interested in competing in the 2018 LeMans 24 Hours. The Spaniard completed 113 laps in the TS050 HYBRID and speaking following the test he commented by saying:
It was a great day. Testing an LMP1 car is always a nice thing for any racing driver because these cars are amazing to drive. They are very consistent throughout a stint which is a positive thing. I have wanted to test a car like this for a long time now and today I could achieve that so I am happy.