Toyota president thanks Fernando Alonso in emotional letter

Earlier, Alonso’s current team McLaren confirmed that it will allow the Spaniard to compete the World Endurance Championship, including 2018’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Akio Toyoda thanked the four time F1 champion Fernando Alonso (above) for making his Le Mans debut with his team. (File Photo)   -  AP

President of Toyota Akio Toyoda has thanked Formula One racer Fernando Alonso for joining his team for the World Endurance Championship.

Earlier, Alonso’s current team McLaren confirmed that it will allow the Spaniard to compete the World Endurance Championship, including 2018’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Toyoda thanked the four time F1 champion for making his Le Mans debut with his team. “To Fernando Alonso, I thank you from the heart for choosing Toyota as your partner to make your dream of Le Mans a reality,” Marca quoted Toyoda as saying in a letter.

Toyoda added, “I am extremely excited that Fernando, who has battled numerous races and seen things that nobody in our team has experienced, is going to drive for Toyota GAZOO Racing.” Alonso will make his LMP1 race debut at Spa—Francorchamps in May 2018.

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