Former Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso another motorsport trophy to his cupboard with triumph in the Rolex 24 in Daytona.
Alonso, 37, out of production from F1 by the end of the time of year but was the winner a rain-affected competition together with Renger van der Zande, Kamui Kobayashi and Jordan Taylor in the David The Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac.
The 24-hour race in the Florida signal was reddish flagged two times due to rainfall.
“Simply an amazing encounter – ideal performance to get the contest,” Alonso stated.
“We had been competitive in everything – dry, wet, night, day.”
Alonso may be the third F1 champ to gain after Phil Hill and Mario Andretti.”
The Spaniard – that has also was the winner at Le Mans — produced his debut inside the Daytona competition last year, completing in 38th they would placement.
He will make an effort to join Britain’s Graham Hill mainly because the just racing enthusiasts to earn the multiple overheads from the Monaco Grand Prix, twenty-four hours of Le Mans and Indianapolis five-hundred when he competes in the second option for the 2nd period in Might.
Many of the last eight time of the 24-hour event was work under an orange banner and race was stopped under red-flag circumstances pertaining to the previous two several hours of the celebration.
A result was finally announced after twenty-three hours and 50 minutes, with The Cadillac of Felipe Nasr, found in second as well as the Penske of Ricky Taylor in third.