Alonso expects “tough race” at Le Mans | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Fernando Alonso is hoping for the “luck factor” as he prepares to tackle the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time.

What they say

Let’s see. It’s a tough race, our job is team work, it’s a luck factor, there are a lot of things you need to put together in a 24-hour race. But definitely we are there, we are one of the contenders and we will try to execute the race perfectly.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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Links

More motor racing links of interest:

Canada GP: Jolyon Palmer column – will McLaren’s problems see Alonso leave F1? (BBC F1)

Given this was the season McLaren said they should be back at the front, the one that Alonso has been waiting for, and it’s turning into another nightmare, how can his motivation hold up?

Stat wrap: Canadian GP (C4F1)

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Hartley has the full backing of Toro Rosso, but does it matter? (F1i.com)

The drivers are predominantly controlled by Red Bull and then we as a team are the guys who work with these two guys and try and make them have the ability to be a world champion in the future.

Brundle: Vettel drives Ferrari back into title race (Sky F1)

Ferrari have to be concerned about Kimi. l know he’s one of the most popular drivers around, but after another mistake in qualifying he finished nearly 30 seconds behind his team-mate on Sunday. What are they going to do? In my view Kimi has reached the end of the road.

Formula One race at Liberty State Park? Fulop weighs in (ROI-NJ.com)

They are relentless, I have to give them credit. They come back and back and back. Ultimately, it won’t go anywhere, but they’ll spend money on their lobbyists and they’ll lose it, but it is what it is. That’s the way these things go.

Guy Martin to race against Jenson Button in Williams Heritage cars at Silverstone (The Checkered Flag)

Martin will be challenged in rebuilding Keke Rosberg‘s 1983 Williams FW08c, the same car three-time world champion Ayrton Senna tested before his entry into Formula 1. Not only the fact that he will have to deal with the racing technology of a thoroughbred F1 car, but he’ll also have to learn how to drive the car.

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