McLaren won't stand in the way of Alonso's Le Mans efforts


Zak Brown would like nothing more than to see Fernando Alonso realise his ambition of winning motorsport's triple crown, preferably with McLaren.

After racing in the Indy 500 this year with a McLaren-Andretti Autosport, the Spaniard is ramping up his efforts for Le Mans, with Alonso rumored to be racing in the endurance classic with Toyota next June.

An endeavor which appears to have the backing of McLaren and its executive manager Zak Brown.

"In an ideal world, we would love Fernando to win the triple crown in a McLaren," said the Woking-based outfit's boss.

"He's won Monaco, I think we will go back to Indy one day and Le Mans is something we're looking at," Brown told El Mundo Deportivo.

McLaren won Le Mans in 1995 with its F1 GTR, but a return to the Sarthe by the British team is likely years off in the future.

But in the interim, Brown has accepted Alonso's personal Le Mans initiative in 2018, the preparation of which will start at Daytona next January when he races for his bosses United Autosports LMP2 squad.

"In the meantime, if he wants to get some experience at Daytona and Le Mans, we're open to that," Brown admitted.

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