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Old 8 Nov 2017, 12:55 (Ref:3779453)   #5971
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How would this Alonso thing work over the full 2018/19 super season?

With a maximum of 3 drivers permitted per car, does Toyota sacrifice one driver's championship by standing them down in favour of Alonso at LM?
Or do they run two drivers in one car except for LM?
Or do they rotate young drivers through the third seat except at LM? Although that could affect the other two drivers' championship run.
And does he get two bites of the cherry, in '18 and '19, since the full championship would already be affected in some way for a third driver in that car.

All assuming Toyota actually pull the trigger on this thing...
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Old 8 Nov 2017, 12:57 (Ref:3779454)   #5972
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Seems Fred is getting closer and closer to that dream LM drive. Itís so nice to see him doing more than F1, just like the drivers of old used to
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Old 8 Nov 2017, 20:07 (Ref:3779517)   #5973
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Hopefully Alonso in a Toyota LMP1 proves to be too much bad luck for the universe to handle!
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Old 8 Nov 2017, 20:11 (Ref:3779518)   #5974
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How would this Alonso thing work over the full 2018/19 super season?

With a maximum of 3 drivers permitted per car, does Toyota sacrifice one driver's championship by standing them down in favour of Alonso at LM?
Or do they run two drivers in one car except for LM?
Or do they rotate young drivers through the third seat except at LM? Although that could affect the other two drivers' championship run.
And does he get two bites of the cherry, in '18 and '19, since the full championship would already be affected in some way for a third driver in that car.

All assuming Toyota actually pull the trigger on this thing...
Maybe he gets to run a third car with others like Hirakawa or Kunimoto, Sarrazin?
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Old 8 Nov 2017, 21:19 (Ref:3779528)   #5975
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Hopefully Alonso in a Toyota LMP1 proves to be too much bad luck for the universe to handle!
Hmm?
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Old 8 Nov 2017, 21:39 (Ref:3779530)   #5976
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There will be a world driver title next year?
Anyway, guess toyota doesn't care too much about driver title, surely all the efforts will be to finally win le mans (twice in one season this time).
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Old 10 Nov 2017, 18:21 (Ref:3779820)   #5977
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Alonso could be in almost all superseason races of WEC.

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2017/1...at-toyota.html
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Old 11 Nov 2017, 00:48 (Ref:3779854)   #5978
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Eric Boullier (McLaren racing director) said: WEC program would be a distraction for Alonso.
http://www.racer.com/f1/item/145636-...lonso-boullier
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Old 11 Nov 2017, 03:33 (Ref:3779867)   #5979
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http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/41947568

"Le Mans is agreed," said a source close to Toyota. "The rest of the season is still being negotiated but it looks like he will do most of the races."

Toyota's participation in the WEC next season has not been officially confirmed but sources say the company will continue. The team, which is based in Germany, already has a budget for 2018 and is developing its new car.


(F1 reporter Andrew Benson)
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Old 11 Nov 2017, 04:32 (Ref:3779874)   #5980
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There's only 5 races next year. Not sure what McLaren are worried about The super season is split between 2 years. So it won't interrupt his F1 participation (only conflict is Fuji 6hr and Austin f1). I think he's a lot more likely to win the championship in the Toyota than in his McLaren in 2018/19
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Old 18 Nov 2017, 19:07 (Ref:3781349)   #5981
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Those last few updates really helped Toyota get ahead of Porsche. Shame they couldn't introduce them earlier, as otherwise the championship could have gone down to the wire.
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Old 18 Nov 2017, 19:49 (Ref:3781362)   #5982
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Those last few updates really helped Toyota get ahead of Porsche. Shame they couldn't introduce them earlier, as otherwise the championship could have gone down to the wire.
I think so too. But what I believe is that losing at Le Mans pretty much sealed the championship to Porsche. Winning Nurburgring was a must for them to keep the fight, but nope
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Recently Pechito Lopez said on Campeones, Argentina's radio program:
The Toyota 7 was in a different strategy like the Toyota 8. The 7 car used tires softer than car 8, this allowed them to be faster at the beginning of the session but then they suffered in the second part.
The same happened in the qualify with the 2 cars with different types of tires.
He took a lot of precautions with traffic to avoid problems like the previous race.

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Old 18 Nov 2017, 23:06 (Ref:3781395)   #5984
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Alonso is now CONFIRMED for the Toyota test! This will be interesting to see how his lap times are and if he has anything more to say about his future in the wec/Toyota. Can't wait.

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Old 19 Nov 2017, 06:23 (Ref:3781434)   #5985
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Toyota played very well through out the week.
At qualify, they on purposely used only one set of tires for Nakajima and Anthony to have more cleaner set of tires for the actual race. On the other hand, porsche used 3 sets just to get the pole. (there are limited number of tire sets available for qualify and in the race thus using 3 sets made porsche not being able to change the type of their tires on the main day)
As same as shanghai, Toyota used 2 cars with different tires to achieve maximum performance from one of them and pass on the info to other car.

Oh, and as of Alonso. He was at Toyota garage during the race yesterday
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