Formula 1: Fernando Alonso Wins In First Rolex 24 Halted By Rain
Fernando Alonso deftly moved through probably the most hazardous driving states of his vocation to snatch another triumph in a bucket-list occasion.
Alonso drove a Cadillac DPi to the front of the field in every one of his three spells in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, including the last go for the lead in an overwhelming precipitation, on a smooth track, with zero ability to see. The race was red-hailed minutes after Alonso put Wayne Taylor Racing out front, and IMSA pulled the fitting around two hours after the fact.
The choice to call the race came 10 minutes before the planned end and denoted the first run through rain kept the Rolex from going the full 24 hours. It additionally was the first run through in race history the occasion was halted twice for red flags for rain.
Alonso was sitting under a cover on the Taylor pit stand when the race was called.
Alonso joined Phil Hill (1964) and Mario Andretti (1972) as F1 champions who likewise won the most lofty games vehicle occasion in North America. Alonso, who has two F1 titles, resigned from that arrangement in November.
The Spaniard currently has won the Rolex, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix. The following huge occasion on his timetable is the Indianapolis 500 in May, the one triumph he needs to finish auto dashing’s informal rendition of the Triple Crown.
Wayne Taylor Racing presently has four generally Rolex triumphs. The group won in 1996 and 2005 with group proprietor Wayne Taylor driving, and Jeff Gordon was a piece of its 2017 triumph. The group this year acquired Alonso and Kamui Kobayashi, partners on the Le Mans triumph last June, to join full-time drivers Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande. Jordan Taylor was a piece of the triumphant group two years back.
Alex Zanardi’s arrival to a North American race out of the blue since his legs were separated in a 2001 accident was hampered by mechanical issues, including an early electrical issue with the BMW-planned guiding wheel that enabled the Italian to race without his prosthetic legs.
— Indianapolis Motor Speedway (@IMS) January 27, 2019
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 27, 2019
Fernando Alonso, Kamui Kobayashi, Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande with Konica Minolta Cadillac have been declared the winners of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. 🏁 #IMSA #Rolex24 pic.twitter.com/qffsyBktlX
— Vincent Bruins (@VincentJBruins) January 27, 2019
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