The tough choice facing a Le Mans 100 percenter

The tough choice facing a Le Mans 100 percenter

There's one driver preparing for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans with a special record to defend at the Circuit de la Sarthe - but it's not Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso will start his second Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend with the sole aim of preserving his 100% record at the race on his farewell sportscar appearance for Toyota.

But there's another driver in the field with a similar record - albeit in class, rather than overall - who in different circumstances could have been one of Alonso's contemporaries this year, as he was a key part of the Toyota set-up before being quietly shuffled out of the picture in 2014.

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