This announcement comes only a few days after Alonso's first endurance race, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, which saw the Spaniard finishing in 38th place overall in the #23 United Autosports auto alongside team-mates Lando Norris and Philip Hanson. The 36-year-old Spaniard announced plans to join Toyota Gazoo Racing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans this June. So he'll get more seat time in the No8 ToyotaTS050 Hybrid he'll share with Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima than WEC's headline race.
This also follows Alonso's maiden attempt at winning the Indianapolis 500 last year, which established his desire to win motorsport's coveted "triple crown", with this year giving him the opportunity to further this in June when he competes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But at last year's Indy 500, he led for 27 laps before engine failure retired his auto.
'It's no secret that Fernando has wanted to contest the Le Mans 24 Hours.
"It is a big challenge. much can go wrong, but I am ready, prepared and looking forward to the fight". "And I think everybody within our organisation appreciates that a motivated, hungry and happy world-class driver such as Fernando is a formidable asset for any team in F1", said Brown.
'Last year, we came to the joint decision to go racing with Fernando at the Indy 500 rather than at the Monaco grand prix.
"Like Fernando, at McLaren we're racers at heart, and our team is built on a fearless heritage of competing and succeeding in different forms of the sport". "Equally important is the confidence that nothing detracts from our number one goal of Formula One".
"After proper evaluation, we are satisfied that this campaign does not (compromise the F1 effort) and that McLaren's best interests prevail".
However, the double world champion will not miss Formula One races, unlike past year when he skipped the Monaco Grand Prix to race in the Indianapolis 500.
Having competed in last weekend's Daytona 24 Hours where he finished 38th alongside Phil Hanson and Lando Norris - 90 laps off the winners after suffering two brake failures - Alonso will now fully commit to the upcoming WEC season, with the Spaniard only due to miss the Japanese round at Fuji in October as it clashes with the F1 Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.
With the Monaco Grand Prix already in the bag, Alonso is plainly still deadly serious about becoming only the second driver to have won motorsport's so-called Triple Crown alongside Graham Hill.
More than 190 peers are listed to speak in a marathon two-day second reading debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. Mr Rees-Mogg insisted that said he knew nothing about the reports, saying: 'That is nothing to do with me'.
Mr Netanyahu has previously accused Iran of building sites to produce "precision-guided missiles" in both Syria and Lebanon. Netanyahu flew to Russian Federation for the day on Monday for his seventh face-to-face meeting with Putin in two years.
He was reportedly found dead close to where he lived, weeks before he was due to be jailed over child pornography charges. The late actor's Glee costars and crew members took to social media on Tuesday to react to his death .
It didn't release further details citing federal privacy laws, including the reason for the suspension and its duration. North Carolina has suspended former Gray Collegiate standout Jalek Felton, the school announced Tuesday.
It still requires approval by the Senate and a signature from Polish President Andrzej Duda, which is likely. Poland has long insisted it was blameless and the death camps were run entirely by occupying German forces.
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Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, he hit six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, gaining 3.014 tee-to-green. Day joked that they could have continued to play, that all that was needed was some vehicle headlights along the fairway.
The State Department on Monday said the sanctions have already denied the Kremlin of billions of dollars in defense revenue. USA probes of Russian interference in the 2016 election have cast a long shadow over the first year of Trump's presidency.
So, who will the Steelers fans be rooting for on February 4 when the Eagles and Patriots square off in Super Bowl LII? Owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick , and players Danny Amendola , Devin McCourty , and Duron Harmon also spoke.
However, the former Sweden global suffered a setback at the end of December but is reportedly due to resume training next week. ESPN are reporting that the Swedish striker has not yet signed a deal but the American club are ready to finance a deal.
He said about 75 to 80 per cent of Manitoba's trade is with the United States, and while talks go on businesses remain uncertain. Flavio Volpe of the Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association cast the US representative's reaction as purely tactical.
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To begin the study, the researchers tested how known cancer-causing chemicals found in regular cigarettes damaged a DNA sample. Tang wouldn't recommend vaping to nonsmokers, in particular young people: "Don't think a vapor is harmless".
Brady's fans - and the station itself - quickly condemned the remark, but it wasn't fully addressed on-air until Monday morning. WEEI's Alex Reimer was heard referring to Brady's 5-year-old daughter Vivian as an "annoying little pissant" last Thursday.
Authorities are now attempting to determine if the suspect has other victims that they don't know about. According to the Attorney's Office, Protho parked the vehicle in an alley and assaulted the child.
It remains unclear whether his status for next weekend's Super Bowl meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles is affected. Come Sunday, however, all signs point to Gronkowski playing, and that's good news for the Patriots .
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday, according to the militant group's Amaq news agency. But SIGAR insists it was originally told the information could not be made public.
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The new Santa Fe is expected to be officially revealed in March, 2018, with sales commencing locally by the middle of the year. If the passenger in the back seat tries to get out of the auto without noticing an approaching vehicle an alarm will sound.
He's to undergo a medical ahead of completing a deal. "This felt like the right fit", Sturridge told West Brom's official website. Inter have been heavily linked with a move for Sturridge and the striker is thought to be interested in a move to Italy.
The fighting, which was all in fun between the brothers, took off on Twitter after the interview was posted online. On the sidelines, the Brees kids went at it during a sideline interview, engaging in pretty eventful fight.
And after being celebrated for her braids, Derek came to the defense of Kylie Jenner in 2015 when she too wore cornrows. The images didn't sit well with some who accused her of darkening her skin tone and going overboard with the editing.
Angela Merkel's government has called a meeting with the affected auto companies to ask them to explain themselves. The Lovelace tests used a 2014 Beetle TDI to test the toxicity of diesel exhaust fumes on lab monkeys .