Alonso Adds Spice To Le Mans Recipe, Says Toyota Teammate
Zeeshan Mehtab 6 days ago Wed 13th June 2018 | 09:28 PM
The fact Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso is racing the 24 Hours of Le Mans has focussed many people's attention on the endurance race, his Toyota teammate Sebastien Buemi said on Wednesday.
Le Mans, France, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Jun, 2018 ) :The fact Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso is racing the 24 Hours of Le Mans has focussed many people's attention on the endurance race, his Toyota teammate Sebastien Buemi said on Wednesday.
"It's a bit like a restaurant. When it's empty nobody goes in, but when it's full, people will queue outside," the Swiss driver said.
"Fernando has come and now you've got (Jenson) Button, (Juan Pablo) Montoya... it attracts people," he said.
But he has some stiff competition this weekend as nine former or current F1 drivers are on the Le Mans grid.
"It's really cool," said Buemi, formerly of F1 team Toro Rosso. "It's a beautiful race with better and better cars." Alonso won the Six Hours of Spa, his first race in the World Endurance Championship in May, sharing the driving with Kazuki Nakajima of Japan and Buemi.
"In Formula 1 you go flat out on everything but here (at Spa) it's often the opposite, for example on braking," he explained in Belgium.
Alonso, Button, Buemi, Neel Jani, Bruno Senna, Kamui Kobayashi, Nakajima, Vitaly Petrov and Stephane Sarrazin are the nine Formula 1 drivers, past or present, who will race at Le mans this weekend.