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Alonso's overnight stint at Le Mans was a race changer

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Fernando Alonso grabbed the No. 8 Toyota by the scruff of the neck and wrestled it back into contention for the Le Mans 24 Hours. Nate Saunders reports from the famous 24-hour race.

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Alonso wins Le Mans 24 Hours with Toyota

Fernando Alonso has moved one step closing to completing motor racing's Triple Crown with a victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Toyota.

Clutching his trophy tightly and still wearing his victory wreath, Alonso talks to the media after ticking the Le Mans 24 Hours off his bucket list.

Nate Saunders, F1 Associate Editor15h ago

Formula 1

Alonso and Toyota win their first 24 Hours of Le Mans

Formula One driver Fernando Alonso won the Le Mans race on his first attempt with Toyota Gazoo Racing, alongside his teammates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima.


Le Mans

Brown: Alonso has shown he's a team player

McLaren boss Zak Brown says Fernando Alonso has shown his qualities as a team player in preparations for his Le Mans 24 Hours debut.

The series of unfortunate events which led Alonso to Le Mans

Nate Saunders charts the sequence of events that led to Fernando Alonso racing at Le Mans while still active in Formula One.

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What can Alonso expect at Le Mans?


Le Mans

Beauty, ecstasy and heartache

With Fernando Alonso set to tackle his maiden Le Mans 24 Hours this week, ESPN visited the French circuit for the two-wheeled equivalent to see what's in store for him.

How to conquer a 24 hour race


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Canadian Grand Prix


What should Fernando Alonso do in 2019?

Our resident F1 writers -- Nate Saunders, Maurice Hamilton, Kate Walker and Laurence Edmondson -- respond to the main talking points from the Canadian Grand Prix.

"He should be black flagged really"

A recap of the best radio soundbites of the Canadian Grand Prix, where the chequered flag was waved one lap too early to give Sebastian Vettel a well-deserved win.

Ferrari's easy Canada win a 'wake-up call' to Mercedes

Ferrari's dominant win at the Canadian Grand Prix has alerted Mercedes to the new reality it is facing in 2018, according to team boss Toto Wolff.

Vettel annoyed by 'short-sighted' critics of dull F1 races

Sebastian Vettel has hit out at those who are quick to criticise dull Formula One races like the one he won in Canada at the weekend.

Canadian Grand Prix


Vettel dominates in Canada to take championship lead

Sebastian Vettel controlled the race from the front to secure a third win of the season in Canada, finishing ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen.

Ferrari back on top as back-and-forth season continues

A round-up of the main talking points from the seventh race of the 2018 F1 season.

Hartley and Stroll crash out


F1 meets the NFL

Hamilton takes Russell Wilson for a spin


Canadian Grand Prix

Video highlights

Vettel: Today was unbelievable


Checkered flag waves early for Vettel's Canadian GP win


Hector Bellerin snubbed at Canadian GP grid


Canadian Grand Prix


Vettel beats Bottas to pole, Verstappen third

Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix as three different teams secured the front three places on the grid for Sunday's race.

Max back to his best, McLaren endures dismal day

Sebastian Vettel put Ferrari back on pole position in Canada for the first time since 2001, but that wasn't the main talking point from an exciting qualifying session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Vettel earns pole at Canadian Grand Prix


Canadian Grand Prix

Friday practice

Max Verstappen completes perfect Friday in Canada

Max Verstappen made a perfect start to his Canadian Grand Prix weekend by topping the second practice session after also going quickest in the morning.

Engine updates at the Canadian Grand Prix

A guide to who is running engine upgrades at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Canadian Grand Prix

Friday practice

Stroll hits the Wall of Champions to end his FP1


Sainz crashes out of FP2


Canadian Grand Prix


Max 'might headbutt someone' if crash questions continue

Max Verstappen says he will not change his approach to racing after being involved in accidents at all six rounds this season, saying he only requires "a little bit more finesse" to stay out of trouble.

WATCH: Verstappen gets agitated with the media



Fernando Alonso on stage in Montreal to celebrate his 300th race in F1. He points out that he has spent 18 of his 36 years (50 percent of his life) in the sport and isn't ruling out beating Rubens Barrichello's record of of 326.

Laurence Edmondson, F1 Editor10d ago

Canadian Grand Prix


Can anyone end Mercedes' Montreal dominance?

ESPN previews the Canadian Grand Prix and takes a looks at a race which has been dominated by Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton in the V6 turbo era.


Everything you need to know about the Canadian Grand Prix

Jennie Gow brings you the best of the facts and stats ahead of Formula One's visit to Canada.


Marc Marquez on four wheels

MotoGP champion Marquez completes first F1 run

Four-time Moto GP champion Marc Marquez has completed his first laps with a Formula One car at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Le Mans 24 Hours


Alonso quickest in first Le Mans test

Fernando Alonso's preparations for his Le Mans 24 Hours debut got off to a perfect start as the Spaniard topped the first official test day at the weekend.

Button 'reasonably happy' after first Le Mans track experience

Jenson Button admitted finding his first laps of Le Mans "disconcerting" as he took to the Circuit de la Sarthe for the first time in his SMP Racing car.

monaco grand prix


Is it time for Monaco to change?

It didn't provide the most exciting race of the year, but the Monaco Grand Prix weekend was still full of talking points. ESPN's F1 experts offer their views on the Monaco layout, what Red Bull should do with Max Verstappen and more.

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The Pit Stop: Will Mercedes swap Bottas for Ricciardo?

Jennie Gow and Sam Collins tackle your questions on driver swaps, driving, the Monaco Grand Prix and more.


Formula 1

Monaco Grand Prix

'Give Prince Albert the shoey!'

A recap of the best radio soundbites of the Monaco Grand Prix, where Daniel Ricciardo nursed a wounded car home for a quite remarkable Monte Carlo win.

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Hamilton doubts Ricciardo will join him at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton thinks it is unlikely Monaco Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo will be his Mercedes teammate in 2019.


Is Alonso looking to hang up his F1 helmet?


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