16:58 – McLaren’s Fernando Alonso has given further indication as to his non-Formula 1 plans, suggesting he will compete at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year and return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019.

Alonso, having grown frustrated by a lack of recent success in Formula 1, outlined his desire to compete for Motorsport’s Triple Crown: the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Le Mans.

Alonso skipped Monaco last year to contest the Indy 500 in a tie up between McLaren and Andretti, performing strongly throughout the event, and sampled Toyota’s LMP1 machinery in November.

The Spaniard has begun preparations for his tilt at the Daytona 24 Hours with United Autosports, the team co-chaired by McLaren boss Zak Brown, at this weekend’s ‘Roar Before the 24’ test.

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