N°310 Car TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

FERNANDO ALONSO

(esp)

Sponsors

Toyota Gazoo Racing, Kimoa.com, Citi Private Bank, Richard Mille, Cetilar Racing, Kinto

Primera participación en 2020

2019: 1º Mundial de Resistencia de la FIA; 1º Las 24 Horas de Le Mans; 1º Las 24 Horas de Daytona; 3º Rally Ula-Neom
2018: 1º Las 24 Horas de Le Mans
2013: 2º Subcampeón del Mundo de Fórmula 1
2012: 2º Sucampeón del Mundo de Fórmula 1
2010: 2º Subcampeón del Mundo de Fórmula 1
2007: 3º Cto. Mundo de Fórmula 1
2006: 1º Campeón del Mundo de Fórmula 1
2005: 1º Campeón del Mundo de Fórmula 1
1999: 1º Euro Open by Nissan
1997: 1º Campeonato de Europa de Karts
1995: 3º Campeonato del Mundo de Karts

Interview

“Formula 1 is the polar opposite of the Dakar”

It is not really necessary to present a driver like Fernando Alonso. The two-time Formula 1 World Champion, two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and FIA World Endurance Champion, will now try his luck on the Dakar, which will be held in Saudi Arabia in early 2020. A huge amount of attention will be paid to the Spaniard and co-driver Marc Coma, who has won the world’s toughest motor race five times, but uniquely on two wheels with KTM. Alonso has prepared for his latest adventure by participating in several rally-raids, culminating in a podium finish on the Ula-Neom in Saudi Arabia two months prior to the Dakar. “I scored the first podium result of my rally-raid career. To be 3rd in the last stages and 3rd in the general classification is very positive and boosts my confidence for the Dakar”. The Spaniard has been gaining a lot of experience these past few months with the Toyota Hilux he will race, especially during the many tests with his entire team 2019 has been a studious year of training for Alonso to get accustomed to this new discipline. “I don’t want to the Dakar, then quit after the second or third day because of a stupid mistake. I have to approach it with a certain calmness." At the age of 38, perhaps the most versatile racer of his generation is about to attack the most demanding rally in the world.

F.A.: “I am doing the Dakar to see what it is like, but even more so to finish it. I know it will be very difficult. I don’t think there is anything more different to Formula 1 than the Dakar. It is an interesting challenge, certainly impossible on paper, but I want to take it on and learn. And the preparation that I have done the past few months has enriched me as a driver, which is one of my priorities when I confront these kinds of challenges: to be better at the end of each of them.” M. C. “In my mind, I am not a co-driver and not ready to participate again in the Dakar. But when they talk to you about a project with Fernando Alonso, a car and a team like Toyota, you can’t say no. It is one of those opportunities that only happen once and if you refuse, you will regret it for the rest of your life. If we can avoid problems, with the car, Fernando’s talent and our potential, we could finish well. I don’t want to make any predictions because it will add pressure that we don’t need. I will be just to finish the rally.”

Vehicle

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

  • Mark : TOYOTA
  • Model : HILUX
  • Performance tuner : HALLSPEED
  • Assistance : GAZOO RACING
  • Class : T1.1 petrol modified A-T 4x4

Ranking 2020

Scratch Stage General
1 11 11 11
2 63 63 48
3 4 4 32
4 13 13 20
5 7 7 18
6 6 6 16
7 6 6 15
8 2 2 13
9 9 9 10
10 56 56 14
11 8 8 13
12 4 4 13

All news of F. Alonso

Newsflashes - 17/01 09:51 [GMT +3] - Auto

Alonso on a good day

Fernando Alonso has a shot at claim his first Dakar stage win. The Spaniard was only 25 seconds slower than Nasser Al-Attiyah at km 69, while Carlos Sainz is putting in a solid performance 1 minute behind the leader.

Reactions - 16/01 16:06 [GMT +3] - Auto

"It was a good marathon stage"

Fernando Alonso finished eighth in a stage he started in 113th place and continued to move up the Dakar learning curve.

"Yesterday we had a low-speed roll-over, it was not big. We finished the stage with no issues. Today we had no issues. It was a good marathon stage. In the first leg we lost a bit of time, but these things can happen to anyone. The second leg...

Newsflashes - 15/01 10:59 [GMT +3] - Auto

Alonso loses more than an hour

Fernando Alonso has finally completed 87 km on the special. The Spaniard, who had returned to the top 10 in the general standings this morning, is now driving without a windscreen and has already lost more than one hour.

Newsflashes - 15/01 10:06 [GMT +3] - Auto

Alonso rolls his car

Fernando Alonso has had an eventful start to the special, having put his car into a double roll after an accident in the first few kilometres. The Spanish driver’s Toyota does not seem too damaged, but his windscreen is broken, considerably impairing his visibility. He has been at a standstill for a while.

Reactions - 13/01 13:20 [GMT +3] - Auto

Fernando Alonso: “For whatever reason I feel more comfortable in the dunes”

The two-time Formula 1 World Champion has obtained his best result on the eighth special since the start of the Dakar, with a second placed finish behind Mathieu Serradori.

“I don’t know who has come in behind. Obviously, for the guys in front, we beat them. Today we had an amazing day. We had one puncture unfortunately and we lost a little bit of momentum...

Newsflashes - 13/01 12:17 [GMT +3] - Auto

Alonso completes the stage

Fernando Alonso has driven a fine special on stage 8 of the Dakar. With Mathieu Serradori yet to finish, the Spaniard has currently achieved the best time, 2’25 ahead of Giniel de Villiers and 3’12 in front of Yazeed Al Rajhi.

Newsflashes - 12/01 10:51 [GMT +3] - Auto

Alonso in the mix

Fernando Alonso is passing his first contact with the dunes with flying colours. The Toyota driver was just one minute slower than Nasser Al-Attiyah at km 161.

Newsflashes - 12/01 08:58 [GMT +3] - Auto

Alonso revving up

Fernando Alonso has started stage 7. The two-time Formula 1 champion has already finished three times in the top 7 in his first Dakar.

 

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