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Alonso rules out Le Mans outing for 2015

  • Published on 15 Dec 2014 14:26
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Fernando Alonso says he will not be following Nico Hulkenberg's lead by splitting his F1 duties with Le Mans next year. There has been speculation the Spaniard could join Force India driver Hulkenberg at Le Mans in the third Porsche prototype entry.

But having signed a reportedly $50 million per year deal to spearhead McLaren's new works Honda project from 2015, Alonso was quoted by Marca newspaper as saying he will focus entirely on formula one for now. "I would not feel comfortable if I was not devoting 100 per cent to McLaren throughout the year," Alonso said.

"There is a lot of work to do here," he added. "It (Le Mans) is a race that I love and I am sure I will have opportunities when I am finished with F1, but this year, with all that there is to do, it is not possible." (GMM)

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  • Thus is the right thing for ALonso to say and do, and is probably also addressed in his new contract terms. McLaren will be intent, I think, in showing its full team commitment to improvement of results, and couldn't want anyone - especially Alonso - doing things that may give a different impression to investors and fans.

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    • Dec 16 2014 - 07:59

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