Fernando Alonso admits eyeing Le Mans 'future'

Fernando Alonso says that he is willing to talk about "the future" with regards to a potential Le Mans foray.

Fernando Alonso has said that he is willing to talk about "the future" with regards to a potential Le Mans foray.

Amid rumours that he will do the 24-hour endurance race next year, the Spaniard tested Toyota's LMP1 prototype in Bahrain at the weekend.

"Such a car is not only fast but also very consistent," he was quoted as saying by Germany's Auto Bild afterwards.

"At some point I want to race."

However, the future is not yet set in stone, even though in the immediate aftermath of McLaren driver Alonso's test, Toyota announced that it will contest Le Mans in 2018.

That is despite the fact that every other major car manufacturer has withdrawn from the top-tier LMP1 category.

Alonso said: "We have enough time now to think about the future."

The Spaniard is 15th in the 2017 driver rankings heading into the final race weekend of the year.

McLaren's Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne looks on ahead of the first practice session at the Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 1, 2016 ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix
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