Fernando Alonso will be back to Daytona International Speedway in January for the Rolex 24 hours, driving for the Konica Minolta Cadillac team and Wayne Taylor Racing.
Alonso competed in the event last year too, but his outing wasn’t one to remember, as he finished 38th out of 50.
Having retired from F1(at least for the time being), Alonso is already looking forward to participate in other forms of motorsport, one’s that excite him and one’s that keep his passion for motorsport alive.
Speaking about the Daytona race, an excited Alonso said that he was pretty thrilled to return to the US and was looking forward to the atmosphere at the race.
“I am very happy about joining the Konica Minolta Cadillac team and Wayne Taylor Racing to race together at the Rolex 24 At Daytona,” said Alonso.
Daytona 🇺🇸🔛!!!! Happy and proud to join the Konica Minolta Cadillac team and Wayne Taylor Racing to race at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Can’t wait to be back at this special place and work with the team and my teammates @jordan10taylor @Rengervdz @kamui_kobayashi ✊️ #Daytona pic.twitter.com/eDLOgxK1qn
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) November 27, 2018
“This is undoubtedly one of the greatest races in American and world motorsport. Returning to the United States is always special.
“The atmosphere created by the fans is unique throughout an incredible weekend. I really hope to fight for the win, as well as having fun and putting a smile on the fans’ faces.
“I made my debut last year both in endurance races and with these sportscar prototypes, as well as on this track. I was left wanting much more after a brake issue ended our hopes of stepping on the podium.
“After an intense year in which I’ve competed in both Formula One and the WEC, I’m really looking forward to 2019 and attempting to conquer one of the most important races in the world.
“I’m brimming with hunger and desire and I can’t wait for the first race of next season and going out on track to battle with my Konica Minolta Cadillac team-mates.” he added.
But while this was the official interview that was conducted post the announcement, the hilarious interview posted by teammate Jordan Taylor is proper gold.
So excited to have @alo_oficial and @kamui_kobayashi joining @Rengervdz and I for the 2019 Rolex 24. Here’s my interview with Fernando. He was so excited at the end! #Rolex24 pic.twitter.com/OlxgkwwXsO
— Jordan Taylor (@jordan10taylor) November 27, 2018
Jordan Taylor has picked out the best bits from an interview of Alonso and has created a gem of a video for the fans to enjoy before the event kicks off.
Can Alonso and team somehow pull off a win this time?