What we've learned from Alonso's sportscar debut so far

What we've learned from Alonso's sportscar debut so far

A less-than-perfect test, but Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso has completed his on-track preparation for the Daytona 24 Hours. So how good is his debut looking?

There's one very significant difference between Fernando Alonso's latest jaunt off the Formula 1 piste in this month's Daytona 24 Hours and his famous assault on last year's Indianapolis 500. Beyond, of course, Daytona featuring right turns as well as left.

Neither Alonso, nor anyone following the pre-Daytona 24 Hours test, dubbed 'The Roar Before the Rolex 24', that took place last weekend expects the Ligier-Nissan JSP217 he's driving to be as pacey a proposition as his Andretti Autosport-run IndyCar relative to the opposition. After all, the Andretti team was the quickest around Indy last May.

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