Alonso Targets "Triple Crown"

Alonso Targets "Triple Crown"

(REUTERS) - Fernando Alonso has hinted at a possible Le Mans 24 Hours entry next year as he continues to ponder his Formula One future with McLaren.


The Spaniard skipped the Monaco Grand Prix this year to compete in the Indianapolis 500, but has ruled out an immediate return. Indianapolis, Le Mans and the F1 world championship make up the so-called "Triple Crown" of motorsport, a feat achieved only by the late Graham Hill and one that Alonso wants to match.


"I'm still thinking, still deciding. I could have a decision already made, but there's still some details that we need to figure out," Alonso said on an Instagram Live question and answer stream when asked about his F1 future. "My aim is to be the best driver in the world, the most complete driver in the world and for that, you need to win in different series in different cars at different times. The 'Triple Crown' is still a very big priority for me, so I'm working on that. I think it's going to be a very exciting 2018 season for motorsport fans," added the double world champion.