The real reason Alonso is doing Daytona

The real reason Alonso is doing Daytona

Fernando Alonso's love of racing and desire to drive anything competitive has led him to the Daytona 24 Hours. Really? No. He's doing it with an ulterior motive - and with just reason

It was sometimes difficult to believe we were watching a rookie in action. Fernando Alonso's performance at the Indianapolis 500 in May belied his lack of experience not just of the Brickyard, but of oval racing full stop.

But even the double Formula 1 world champion has admitted that he could have been better prepared for the big challenge. That's why Alonso will be on the grid for the Daytona 24 Hours in January at the wheel of an LMP2 prototype.

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