Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Fernando Alonso’s victory at the LeMans 24 Hours has cleared the way for the Spaniard to make a full-time move to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019.
The two Formula One world champion will now return to his day job for this weekend’s French Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard circuit.
Alonso who competed in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil has been linked with a full-time move to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019 with McLaren.
Alonso who has not been on the podiun in Formula One since he was with Ferrari has scored two wins in the FIA World Endurance Championship this season and with the 2018/2019 season set to end in March next year Alonso could step straight into IndyCar.
The Spaniard has now secured two thirds of motorsports triple crown having won in Monaco and LeMans and a move to the Verizon IndyCar Series would allow Alonso to attempt the Indianapolis 500 for many years to come.
Paddock Eye understands that McLaren will enter the Verizon IndyCar Series with an existing team in 2019 before making the move to an independent operation in 2020.