Last year's 24-hour winner and double Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso announced that after 2018/2019. At the end of the WEC Super 2006 season, the championship leaves new challenges for the career.
Alonso joined the Toyota team this season, which started in the spring of 2018 and ends in 15-16. in Laman in June. Earlier this Saturday, Alonso had to make a 6-hour race at the Spa, where she, Sebastian Buemi and Kazuki Nakadimas had the chance to win the championship title.
"I enjoyed the opportunity to be part of the Toyota Gazoo Racing endurance racing team, but a point is given to this section. The win in Leman is one of my most brilliant achievements and part of the challenge to win the & # 39; Triple Crown & # 39; reach. I will always remember the success achieved together. This is the time to take on new challenges with Toyota Gazoo Racing,"says Fernando Alonso. After the recent tests with the Hilux model, the possibility to participate in the Dakar Rally is allowed.
Alonso is replaced by the 2015 and 2017 champion, Brandon Hartley, who, after leaving Porsche from the championship, spent a little more than one season in the Formula 1 championship "Toro Rosso", and on March 15, "SMP Racing helped "team at 1000 miles Sebring Finish in third place behind both Toyota teams.
Other Toyota drivers Sebastian Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, Mike Convey, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez have retained their place in the team for next season.
Brandon Hartley: "I know how professional and motivated this team is, because I have been fighting with them for several years, so I am happy that I can join them. I am sure that I will return to the endurance race as a more complete driver after the time I have spent with F1. I look forward to taking the circuit and strengthening my relationship with my new team."