Fernando Alonso and IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona — it could happen

McLaren F1 may let Fernando Alonso race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. It is believed the British team and the Spanish driver are discussing the fine print of their F1 contract for 2018, and Alonso’s schedule may include more than just Formula 1. Alonso skipped Monaco to contest the Indy 500 this year, and he has expressed interest in trying his hand at Le Mans in 2018.

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When it comes to Monaco, Indy and Le Mans, Alonso now refers regularly to his ambition to secure the motor racing “Triple Crown.”

“The priority is Formula 1,” Alonso said, “but there are many possibilities to do a fantastic 2018.”

France’s Auto Hebdo reports that Alonso, 36, may be allowed to try to win the Daytona 24-hour race early next year.

“The race has a great history, and it is held in January, when the F1 season has not begun,” a report in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo said.

A team co-founded by McLaren executive Zak Brown, United Autosports, races at Daytona.